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 May 7, 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 admissions to RVCC’s Honors College and transfer opportunities after graduating from the program. Current Honors College students will be on hand to share their experiences at RVCC. Students in the top 20 percent of their high school class with a cumulative SAT score of 1700 or greater (or have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher) are encouraged to attend. 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, 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.