Honors College Information Session Set At RVCC

Local high school seniors interested in learning more about Raritan Valley Community College’s Honors College are invited to attend an Information Session, December 14, at 6 p.m. The program will be held in the Atrium (lower level, College Center) at RVCC’s Branchburg Campus.

The session will include information about admission to RVCC’s Honors College and transfer opportunities after graduating from the program. Current Honors College students will be on hand to talk about their own experiences at RVCC.

Students in the top 20 percent of their high school class, with an unweighted grade point average of 3.5 or higher, are encouraged to attend.  Students who only meet one of these two criteria should have a cumulative SAT score of 1100 or greater.

Launched in 2011, RVCC’s Honors College serves highly qualified high school graduates who are entering college for the first time. Honors College students benefit from being in small classes with similarly academically motivated students who are taught by a select group of faculty. The Honors College features a cohort-based program with smaller, seminar-style courses that have an interdisciplinary focus, giving students the opportunity to develop a close-working relationship with their professors.

Students who are admitted to the Honors College become part of a select community of learners and have various opportunities for academic, social and personal growth. Their college experience is further enhanced through leadership and volunteer activities as well as through service learning. Honors College students enjoy several notable benefits, including opportunities to transfer to highly selective four-year colleges and universities. RVCC Honors College graduates have been accepted to such prestigious schools as Columbia University, Cornell University, Georgetown University, Smith College, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and the University of Pennsylvania.

For additional information about the Honors College, visit www.raritanval.edu/honors. To register for the Information Session, email honors@raritanval.edu.

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development and personal enrichment courses. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.