Honors Program

To receive the Honors Program Graduate distinction at Columbia College Chicago, you must:

*Honors Program Credit Hour Requirement

Columbia College Chicago Honors Program is inclusive of those students who would like to pursue ‘Honors Program Graduate’ distinction and have earned transferable college-level credit prior to their first term of Columbia enrollment. College-level credit includes: Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International A-Level International Baccalaureate (IB), military credit, and transferable post-secondary coursework.

For students who have earned prior to their first term of Columbia enrollment:

There is no penalty for completing fewer than your required credits. And if you don't want to declare Honors, you're welcome to take as many, or as few, Honors classes as you like, as long as you maintain a GPA of 3.5 or greater.

Additional Information

If you've declared for the Honors Program, your Advising Guide in MyColumbia will automatically track your Honors courses as you take them. If you have questions, ask your college advisor.

You do not need to take an Honors course every semester, but you're welcome to take as many classes as you like and can fit into your schedule.