Honors Program

ECC’s Honors Program is a challenging academic program for students interested in transferring to competitive colleges and universities. The program is designed for high-achieving students to push their talents even higher.

The academic curriculum is characterized by questioning, inquiry, and creative exploration. Students must complete a minimum of four general education Honors Program courses and a Capstone Research Project under the tutelage of a faculty mentor.

Summer 2020: Classes will begin soon!



The application for Fall is due on or before 12 noon on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

About ECC's Honors Program

Answers to your questions about the benefits, eligibility, and application process for Honors Program students.


Students must meet high academic criteria to be admitted to ECC’s Honors Program. Both new incoming students and current ECC students are eligible for the Honors Program, but the criteria are a bit different.

New Students:

  • Placed in the top 10% high school rank or
  • An SAT score of 1650 (minimum of 550 verbal, 550 mathematics, and essay 9)

Current Students:

  • GPA of 3.6 or higher
  • Completed at least 12 college credits, but no more than 30 credits
  • Prepared to take ENG 102 and HST 102 (Spring Semester)
  • Students must maintain at least a 3.6 GPA to remain in the Program


 Benefits of the Honors Program

  • Small class sizes
  • Honors recognition on transcript
  • Scholarships for eligible students
  • Individual transfer advisement
  • A rich array of diverse cultural experiences
  • Capstone Research Project
  • Special networking events
  • Unique experiential education opportunities

Transfer Opportunities

Upon graduating from ECC’s Honors Program, past students have gone on to transfer to a number of prestigious universities, including:

  • Brown University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Howard University
  • Montclair State University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
  • New York University
  • Pace University
  • Pratt Institute of Technology
  • Rutgers, The State University
  • Seton Hall University
  • Stanford University
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Pennsylvania