Honors College Requirements

Admission requirements
Incoming freshmen  

  • University Transfer
  • ACT composite score of 24 or better
    No sub scores less than 19
  • High School GPA of 3.5
  • College GPA 3.25, if applicable
  • Two letters of recommendation


Returning students

  • University Transfer
  • College GPA of 3.5
  • Two recommendations
  • Must remain at MCC a minimum of 1 year


Honors Diploma Requirements
To graduate with a diploma from The Phil Hardin Foundation Honors College, students must complete at least four academic, traditional courses (3 credit hours or above). Hours earned for the leadership course will count towards this requirement. Furthermore, students must stay in the Honors College for a minimum of one year to meet the requirements to graduate with an Honors diploma. 

In addition, students must:

  • Complete one Honors Forum class per semester unless otherwise approved by the co-directors
  • Complete required leadership course
  • Complete a cumulative total of 20 hours of documented community service
  • Complete 4 Honors College Classes
  • 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.