Welcome to the DMACC Honors Program

Fall semester begins the eighth year that Des Moines Area Community College Honors Program offers high-achieving, motivated students an opportunity to graduate wit​h honors.

The Honors Program at DMACC enjoys strong partnerships with the Honors Programs at Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, the University of Northern Iowa, and Drake University. Alumni of the Honors Program at DMACC include a Jack Kent Cooke scholar, Roy J. Carver scholars, NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars, and Coca-Cola Scholars.

Honors courses are designed to prepare students to enter the work force with a competitive edge, or transfer to honors programs at four-year colleges and universities.

​The Honors Program is currently taking applications for the ​Spring 2021​ semester​​.​​

​The application deadline to apply for Spring 2021 is before ​January 19, 2021​​

We encourage you to apply early in order to have the best selection of honors courses.

Application Information​​​




​​Why enroll in the Honors Program at DMACC?

Because DMACC can offer you the opportunity to continue to be challenged at your ability level, while providing one-on-one advising, designed to help you take charge of your future. After all, we're aware you have special assets as a student with high academic standards, including higher grades, a higher level of motivation and excellent recommendations from former teachers. Our Honors Program can help you achieve what you want out of life, whether you transfer to a four-year college or university honors program or enter the workforce after graduation from DMACC.

How the DMACC Honors Program works

After you are accepted at DMACC, submit an electronic application form (link to application is to your left on this page). If accepted, you'll enroll in a 13-credit Honors program. These 13 credits will include nine (9) cre​dits of enhanced discipline courses already in your degree path. You'll also take two (2) two-credit seminars that offer you an introduction to the program (HON100) and leadership and service opportunities (HON200). You'll receive assistance in creating an e-portfolio that can help you get into a four-year college or land a job after graduation.


Make DMACC your school of choice next semester.

DMACC Honors Program Mission Statement: To provide quality, student-centered education and opportunities for leadership, service, and research that challenge and stimulate students with high academic standards.