Honors Program

The Honors Program at Keystone benefits students of intellectual promise and high motivation who seek increasing challenge at the undergraduate level. The program is designed to recognize and encourage academic excellence, to stimulate students to work at their own pace, and to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information among students with different interests and in different disciplines.

Honor Student in ClassThe Honors Program provides co-curricular activities, service opportunities, and intellectual and social support, adding significant dimensions to the student's academic program. Students are placed in a challenging yet supportive environment where they can develop their critical and creative thinking skills and find ways to use these skills to make a difference in the larger community. 


Honors Program students enrolled on a full-time basis may be eligible for scholarships between one-half tuition plus fees up to full tuition.

Photo Galleries

Honors student visit American Museum of Natural History

Keystone College Honors students visit American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Pictured: Argit Marishta, Maggie Emmons, and Katie Scheuch. Also attending but not shown;Van Nguyen, Jessica Dickey, Chelsea Sheehan, and Victoria Dougherty. 

Graduation Highlights for Our Honors Students

Honors Scholar

Any student in the Honors Program who earns a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.500 and a grade of "B" in the established Honors courses will be designated as an Honors Scholar. The Honors Scholar designation will appear on their diploma and they will wear a distinguished medal at Commencement.

Graduating with honors (summa, magna, or cum laude)

Any undergraduate degree-seeking student who earns a minimum 3.500 cumulative GPA will graduate with honors. The Honors designation will appear on their diploma and they will wear something different?? Gold honors cords at Commencement.