Honors College Requirements

Admission requirements
Incoming freshmen  

  • University Transfer
  • ACT composite score of 24 or better
    No sub scores less than 18
  • High School GPA of 3.5
  • College GPA 3.25, if applicable
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview


Returning students

  • University Transfer
  • Must not have completed more than 29 hours
  • College GPA of 3.5
  • Two recommendations
  • Interview


Honors Diploma Requirements
To graduate with a diploma  from The Phil Hardin Foundation Honors College, at least 20 percent of the hours for the degree must be comprised of honors classes. Hours earned in the honors forums and leadership course will count towards this requirement. In addition, students must:

  • Complete at least one honors class per semester
  • Complete one honors forum per semester, unless otherwise approved by the academic dean
  • Complete required leadership course
  • Complete a cumulative total of 20 hours of documented community service
  • Maintains a 3.25 GPA
  • Maintain full-time status


Meridian Community College is an Institutional Member of the National Collegiate Honors Council and the Southern Regional Honors Council.