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Mentor/Talented Student Honors (MTS) Program

Mentor/Talented Student Honors (MTS) Program


Rockland Community College offers a nationally-recognized honors program for highly motivated students. Students in the honors program have transferred to Harvard, Berkeley, Stanford, Yale, Cornell, Amherst, Brown, Columbia, Duke, University of Pennsylvania, Vassar, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Swarthmore, Chicago, UCLA, and other outstanding colleges.

According to student’s expressed interests and academic talents, each entering student is paired with a carefully-selected faculty mentor. They meet regularly to assess the student’s goals and progress, plan the student’s courses and curriculum activities, and converse informally.

The requirements of the MTS Honors Program include:

  • A minimum of seven honors courses (including Philosophy 204: Process of Thinking)
  • Participation in a non-credit Transfer Procedures Seminar
  • An independent study project or study abroad
  • A two-semester sequence in a laboratory science
  • Two-semesters in a foreign language for liberal arts students whose academic emphasis is not science
  • Extracurricular activities (on-campus or off-campus) relating to the student’s academic program

Eligible students will have an 1100 SAT score and high school grades that are 90 or higher. An A.A. or A.S. Degree with Honors is awarded to MTS participants who complete all requirements and maintain at least a 3.5 academic average with no semester average below 3.2. The degree with honors is noted both on the student’s transcript and on the diploma.

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