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CCU and HGTC sign agreement that benefits honors students

April 28, 2022
Sara Hottinger (left), dean of CCU's HTC Honors College, with Laura Sarvis, HGTC’s Honors Program coordinator.

Coastal Carolina University’s HTC Honors College and Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s Honors Program recently signed an agreement allowing students to transfer up to 18 credit hours of honors course work from HGTC to CCU.

Students who graduate from the HGTC Honors Program with an Associate of Arts degree or an Associate of Science degree with a GPA of 3.5 or higher will automatically be accepted into CCU’s Honors College. Students who are in good standing in the HGTC Honors Program but have not graduated will be invited to apply to CCU’s Honors College.

“The HTC Honors College appreciates the strong relationship between the neighboring institutions and hopes this agreement will encourage HGTC honors students to continue their education at CCU,” said Sara Hottinger, Ph.D., dean of HTC Honors College. “We have developed an agreement that recognizes the hard work and the focus on academic excellence demonstrated by HGTC honors students. We look forward to welcoming these students and working closely with them to ensure they graduate with honors from Coastal Carolina University.”

Students interested in applying to CCU’s HTC Honors College should indicate their interest when asked on CCU’s online application. Students who have already applied to CCU, but did not fill out the honors section of the application, are asked to email for instructions on how to submit an honors essay as a supplement to their CCU application.

To learn more about CCU’s HTC Honors College, click here.