RVCC Sets Information Session for Honors College

Local high school seniors interested in learning more about Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCC) Honors College are invited to attend an upcoming Information Session on December 9, from 6-8 p.m. The event will be held in the Atrium at the College’s Branchburg Campus. The evening will include information about admission to RVCC’s Honors College and transfer opportunities after graduating from the program. Students in the top 20 percent of their high school class who possess either a cumulative SAT score of 1700 or greater, or an unweighted grade point average of 3.5 or higher, are encouraged to attend. Current Honors College students also will be on hand to talk with prospective students about their own experiences at RVCC. 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 and afford 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 http://www.raritanval.edu/academics/honors/index.html. 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. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium. RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.