How much does it cost?
For full-time students the Honors Institute is typically free! We don’t require additional books, either.
What is the difference between PTK and the Honors Institute?
To join PTK you have to have completed at least 12 academic hours with a 3.5 GPA. Dual enrollment and AP hours do not count for Honors Institute admission. Therefore, the Honors Institute gives qualifying incoming freshman the opportunity to join a community of high achieving students before they qualify for PTK. Also, you can join PTK without being in the Honors Institute.
Do I have to sign an honors code?
Yes, it is as follows:
I pledge myself to serve as an academic leader by maintaining high standards of academic integrity and personal conduct. I will strive to be a good ambassador of the NWCC Honors Institute both on campus and in the broader community. I understand that my actions are a reflection on myself, and also on my fellow students, the Honors Institute, and on Northwest Mississippi Community College. I commit to maintain myself as a role model on campus, submit timely assignments, abstain from the use of unoriginal work, and constantly strive to grow in scholarship and integrity. I understand that I must uphold this code, and encourage my peers in their effort to do the same.
What is the minimum number of service hours per semester?
Honor students must perform at least 10 hours of service per semester. Many of these opportunities are given during the honors forum classes. Just a few past examples of service projects include Spooktacular, the Ranger Food Pantry, reading to elementary classes, providing books to elementary classes, volunteering at the Humane Society, Toys for Tots, and an Earth Day clean up.