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Sinclair Honors Program

Honors Program


Semester Declaration Due Date
A and Full Term Friday, January 22, 2021
12 Week Term Wednesday, February 17, 2021
B Term Wednesday, March 24, 2021


The Sinclair Honors Program is designed to meet the needs of students who seek intellectual challenges and are willing to assume more responsibility for their learning experience. Realizing every student is different, the Honors Program has several options available to allow students to reach their academic goals.
Graduating with Honors - You do not have to take classes for Honors, be a member of Phi Theta Kappa, or be involved in the Sinclair Honors Program in any way in order to receive Honors Cords at graduation. Honors and high honors for the commencement ceremony are determined by the cumulative grade point average at the end of the fall term. To receive Honors Cords at graduation, a student must have a cumulative grade point average between 3.400 and 3.899. To receive High Honors Cords at graduation, a student must have a cumulative grade point average 3.9 or better.

Honors Initiate Program – The Non-Scholar program is less structured program allowing students to take as few or as many classes for Honors as they like.

Honors Scholars Program – The Scholars Program is a more structured program that requires the student to think critically, reflect upon experiences and become involved in the community in addition to taking Honors Classes. The Sinclair Honors Program currently offers two Scholars Paths