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Qualifications

Admission Requirements *

A. Students enrolling from high school (based on high school performance)

  • Submit proof of an ACT composite score of 26 or equivalent SAT, COMPASS, TOEFL or other standardized test scores
  • Show a high school cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5 (weighted or non-weighted) on transcript
  • Complete an online application essay
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher (Home-schooled students: submit a recommendation from a co-op teacher other than a parent--may be from a pastor or other community member)

B. Students enrolling from college (based on college performance)

  • Complete nine (9) college credits (course level 100 or higher or equivalent transfer) at any accredited college, earning a cumulative G.P.A of 3.5
  • Complete one college math and one college English class (course level 100 or higher or equivalent transfer)
  • Complete an application essay
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a college professor

Students accepted into the honors program with 30+ credits (100 level or above or equivalent transfer) may graduate with honors by completing 10 credits of honors, which must include HON 100 and HON 200.

*The Director of Honors may waive some of the criteria in extenuating circumstances

Retention requirements

  • Maintain a cumulative 3.5 G.P.A. and remain in good academic standing.
  • Move to honors probation for one semester if term G.P.A. falls below 3.5
  • Regain entry into Program if G.P.A. is restored the subsequent semester; if not, may reapply for admission when restored or appeal the suspension to remain in the Program by writing a letter to the Director of Honors at honorsdirector@dmacc.edu, explaining why you should be allowed to remain in the Program.