Honors students at awards celebration

Honors

COD's Honors Program offers many benefits, including:

  • Honors sections of required courses and electives
  • Smaller class sizes for in-depth learning
  • Extracurricular activities and events
  • Honors classes labeled on transcripts
  • Honors Independent Study opportunities
  • Honors Contract for non-honors classes
  • "Honors Scholar" designation on transcripts
  • Transfer scholarship opportunities
  • Study Abroad scholarship opportunities
  • State and national conferences
  • Student Success Counselors
  • Celebration of Academic Excellence in April/May

Who can take Honors classes?

  • Students with a 3.2/4.0 GPA after at least 8 college-level credit hours
  • High school graduates with a 3.5/4.0 GPA or 25 ACT/1200 SAT
  • Students granted an e-permit by the Honors instructor
  • No application is necessary.

COD Stories

Hajara smiling in front of a fountain

"The opportunities I came across taught me to increase my comfort zone and spend more time in my learning zone." - Hajara Yasmin Isa

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Josiah sitting in a computer lab

“COD is unique in that there are so many diverse people from all walks of life." - Josiah Cohn

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COD Stories

Bella with her violin in front of a fountain

“I loved being in classes at COD with people of all ages. I hope when I’m retired, I come back and take classes and keep learning about everything.” - Bella Kelly

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Mariana smiling in front of a pond

"My advice to students is to always try your hardest to complete your best possible work, especially work relating to the field you are interested in." - Mariana Cruz Ramirez

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Kimberly in front of a tree

"COD is a really great institution to begin your college career if you do the work in your classes and make use of all the resources offered." - Kimberly Wilson

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Mission Statement

The College of DuPage Honors Program is a learning community committed to excellence by cultivating students' critical thinking and ethical responsibility, empowering them to become intellectually engaged and globally aware citizens.

Contact Information

Honors Program Office
honorsprogram@cod.edu
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3418, (630) 942-3318

Dr. Lisa Higgins
Director, Honors Program
Professor of English