About the Program/FAQs

About the Honors Program

How do I join the Honors Program? You can apply to join the Honors Program when you apply to Coastal, or you can apply as a first-year student. Information about applying is available on the Future Students page. 

What are the benefits of being a part of the Honors Program? Honors students are eligible for a variety of benefits, including:

  • Early registration for courses
  • A dedicated Honors first-year residence hall
  • Small seminar Honors-only core curriculum classes
  • Interdisciplinary Honors upper level seminars
  • HTC Scholars funding for
    • Honors projects and research
    • Travel to conferences to present scholarship
    • Study abroad stipends
  • Honors social and cultural Events
  • Dedicated Honors advising
  • Athenaeum scholarship (Available to first-time first-year CCU students. A limited number of scholarships are available for continuing students)

Is the program only available to entering freshman students? High performing first semester students may apply to the program during the Fall or Spring semesters. Transfer students who have completed 30 hours of college credit can also apply to the program during the CCU application process. See the Application Process page.

What about Honors Advising? You will have a first-year Honors adviser who will work with you to develop your schedule and guide you through your first year. At the beginning of your second year, you will then have an adviser in your major who will act as your primary adviser. You will have an Honors adviser to consult with concerning the Honors curriculum for as long as you remain in the Honors College.

What about housing? Honors students are required to live in Honors housing during their first year. Roommate requests in Honors housing will be restricted to University Honors students. 

The following groups of students are not expected to live in Honors first-year housing:

  • Local students who will be living with family off campus.
  • Student athletes whose teams live together in a community sponsored by Athletics.
  • Members of another living/learning community, such as SeaFloor, TEACH, PGM, etc. These students should coordinate with the Honors office and their other community to choose housing arrangements. 
  • Students with accessibility requirements. These students should inform the Honors office and contact Accessibility and Disability Services to make arrangements.

More housing information is available here.