Welcome to Collin College's Honors Institute

The Honors Institute at Collin College offers qualified students (those students with a 3.5 GPA or higher) an enhanced academic experience during their time on our campus, solid preparation for transfer to four-year and/or graduate programs, and several benefits in recognition of their academic achievements.

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Benefits of taking Honors courses include:

  • First Day registration privileges
  • Smaller class sizes
  • Honors class will have an honors designation next to it on the student's transcript
  • Articulation agreements with Honors programs at several local Universities
  • Free printing, blue books, and scantrons for honors students enrolled in honors courses
  • Thousands of dollars in Honors scholarships

Find out more about being an Honors student on our FAQs Page.

 In addition, Collin College's Honors Institute is part of a national network of honors programs.

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National Membership:

  • Collin College is a member of NCHC (the National Collegiate Honors Council)

 Our Spring Creek, Central Park, and Preston Ridge Campuses all offer Honors Institute offices where you can meet with the Campus Director, request scantrons, use the computer lab, and take advantage of our free printing. Please feel free to contact your campus director (info to your right) if you have any questions.

Get involved!

Collin College honors students have many opportunities to get involved with clubs and honor societies on campus. Please make an OrgSync account at orgsync.com and then you will be able to see all of the clubs on campus. Transferring to a four-year college or university can be a competition, and more so for honors students. Joining and participating in clubs and honor societies can go a long way toward making your applications stand out. Most importantly, you have a chance to give back to our campus and our community.

There are several on-campus honors organizations to choose from, including:


The National Society of Collegiate Scholars  is an Honor Society which offers qualified students opportunities for internships, networking, and scholarships. Membership is by invitation and students must have a 3.4 GPA or higher to be invited. The NSCS conducts an induction ceremony once a year. To find out more, go to the national web site:



Phi Theta Kappa is the largest and most prestigious honor society among two-year colleges. Collin College has a long and esteemed relationship with this organization which promotes academic achievement and offers qualified students networking and scholarship opportunities. Membership is by invitation and students must have a 3.5 GPA or higher to be invited. PTK conducts an induction ceremony once a semester. To find out more, go to the national web site:


  • Graduation Regalia: You must go to the PTK web page for ordering details. Your campus organization does not have regalia on-hand.
  • The Collin College PTK Facebook Page:
  • Email questions about membership to the club email:
  • The Collin College PTK Advisors:
    Professor H. Jessica Hargis's email: hhargis@collin.edu

Please note that Phi Theta Kappa and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars are independent student organizations supported by the Honors Institute. All questions about membership or events should be directed to the club itself through OrgSync or by contacting the faculty advisors.