Honors College

Presidential Scholarship recipients receive automatic acceptance into the Honors College. Learn about scholarships available at Texarkana College.

Others may apply for selection by the Honors College Selection Committee by meeting academic qualifications, submitting the Honors College Application along with two essays, and a letter of recommendation from a school administrator, counselor, or faculty member.

Acceptance criteria

  1. Rank in the top 10% upon completion of junior year and designated as college ready as defined by the Texas Success Initiative (applies only to current graduates)
  2. Achieve a 3.5 high school GPA on official high school transcript and designated as college ready as defined by the Texas Success Initiative.
    OR via ACT – Composite score of 24 or higher with a minimum of 19 on each English and Math sub-tests
  3. Recommendation letter from a school administrator, counselor, or faculty member.

Program Graduation Requirements

  • 12 – 15 hours Honors Cohort Courses (must complete course with grade of 3.0–B or higher)
  • 40 Documented Hours Community Services
  • Must Maintain 3.25 Cumulative GPA
  • Fulfill all other degree requirements to graduate with an associate degree from Texarkana College
  • Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society Leadership Development Studies Course: A Humanities Approach will be embedded into the Honors Courses.


  • Honors College designation on diploma and transcripts.
  • Honor medallion to be worn at graduation.
  • Honors classes have small class sizes with priority registration.
  • Exclusive access to Honors Lounge.
  • Speaker forums and film nights are exclusively designed for Honors students.
  • Service Learning Component.
  • Assistance with Internship in field of study.
  • Social, cultural, and travel opportunities.
  • Special considerations for existing programs, such as the Eldridge Scholarship.
  • Travel abroad – Roads Scholar Program encouraged.
  • Phi Theta Kappa International membership dues included for those who qualify.

TC Honors College

Our mission
To provide a unique opportunity for exceptional students to engage in a community of scholars focused on in-depth studies with an emphasis on leadership, service, critical and innovative thinking, professional communications as well as a view of current events from global perspectives. 

For more information

Honors College Director
Mary Ellen Young