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MDCC Honors College

Promoting discovery & creativity
MDCC Honors College

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Honors College

MDCC Honors College provides academically gifted students an educational experience beyond the standard curriculum in an environment that promotes discovery and creativity.

The Honors College at Mississippi Delta Community College offers academically gifted in-state students a scholarship which covers all tuition and room and board, and provides a book allowance in the bookstore. Students who elect to forgo a dorm room and commute will receive the commuter meal plan, instead. 

Mississippi Delta offers a wide array of electives in Mathematics, Science, English, the Arts, and Humanities; Honors College students participate in leadership seminars, lectures, Honors excursions, and group activities in which they explore current social issues.

A student applying for the MDCC Honors College must:

  • Be an incoming freshman
  • Have a composite ACT score of 23
  • Provide an official high school transcript

All in-state students receive 100% tuition plus room and board and a book allowance. Students who elect to forgo the dorm room and commute will receive a commuter meal plan, instead.

Book Allowance

$800 book allowance for students with an ACT of 25+
$500 book allowance for students with an ACT of 23 or 24

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above with no grade below a B
  • Complete the Honors course requirements
  • Attain an Associate’s Degree from Mississippi Delta Community College
  • Complete four contiguous fall/spring semester of at least thirteen hours each, including the Honors Forum.
  • Take Calculus I and Chemistry I and II, lab and lecture, during freshman year.
  • Take at least one additional Honors designated course each semester of the sophomore year.
Honors College Probation

MDCC Honors College will allow one probationary semester for students who drop below the required cumulative GPA of 3.5, but not below a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or who receive a grade of C in any class.

Students will remain in the program and retain the scholarship during the probationary semester.

Any student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0, who earns more than one grade of C in any class, or who has any grade below a C in any class will no longer qualify for the Honors College or its scholarship.

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