Students may now enroll in Honors courses at Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus through mid-January.

Rankin is offering Honors Calculus and Honors Principles of Geography, as well as two sections of Honors Forum. Students may also consider an Honors Contract for earning Honors credit.

“We encourage interested students to sign up through drop and add week in January,” District Honors Institute Dean Debbie McCollum said. “Staff at the Rankin Campus will be able to assist students with changing their schedules to add Honors classes even if they have already registered.”

The deadline to drop or add full-term on-campus classes is Jan. 15.

A full launch of the Honors program at the Rankin Campus is expected next fall.

“I was thrilled to hear about the Honors Program being placed in effect for Hinds Rankin Campus,” said Elysha Roush, 21, a psychology major from Clinton. “While I’ll only be able to enjoy the program for my last semester, the fact that hundreds of other students will be not only able to benefit but also enjoy the program is an incredible thought.”

In place at the Raymond Campus, since fall 1996, the Honors Institute provides an enhanced and supportive learning environment for students. The Institute offers programming in four broad areas – Honors Program, Leadership Studies, International Studies and Phi Theta Kappa.

Students can qualify for the program on three criteria – a composite score of 25 or better on the ACT, a 3.5 or better high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or a Hinds GPA of 3.5 or better based on college transfer credit classes.

Those enrolled can earn Honors scholarships each semester and be considered for priority enrollment in international study and leadership classes. Members of the Honors Program are awarded $150 to $300 in scholarships each semester. Studies abroad by Honors students last year included travels to England, Ecuador and Costa Rica.

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