​​​​​The Dallas College Honors Program is an intensive program of study specifically designed to offer an enriched and challenging academic environment where students are exposed to higher levels of learning through three themes: expertise, responsibility, and community.

The Honors Program provides highly qualified students with an enriched and challenging academic community where they develop the capabilities necessary to excel in their personal, educational, and career goals.

Who are Honors Students?

Honors students are a diverse group of highly qualified Dallas College students who desire enriched and rewarding courses of study. The Honors Program is open to all qualifying credit students. All Honors students must complete an Honors Program admissions application.

What makes Honors different from other classes?

Honors classes generally incorporate a variety of learning experiences that emphasize critical thinking skills through collaborative learning, development of research skills, growth of personal leadership capabilities, and advanced communication skills, both oral and written. Honors courses generally offer access to smaller classes taught by specially selected Honors faculty members. Often Honors courses emphasize the use of original documents and current academic journals.

How does Honors include extra and co-curricular activities?

The Dallas College Honors experience provides students with co-curricular and extra-curricular enrichment. Honors students are involved in cultural activities both on and off campus and in community-based activities that incorporate learning experiences beyond the classroom such as service learning and study abroad.

Can dual credit or other high school students be a part of the Honors Program?

Yes, Dual Credit and other high school students are eligible in the same ways as other students and should contact their high school counselors for additional information.

Dallas College Honors is a member of the Great Plains Honors Council, the National Collegiate Honors Council and the European Honors Council.