Honors Program






The Honors Program at Riverland Community College offers enhanced learning opportunities and activities to students who demonstrate academic excellence and a high level of interest and initiative. The Honors Program consists of 12 honors credits plus a three credit Honors Leadership Development course.


To register for Honors courses, you must have:

  • Reading Accuplacer score of 100 or more, or
  • Reading ACT Score of 24 or more, or
  • Permission from the Honors Program Coordinator, based on faculty recommendation and a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher.
Honors Program Requirements:
  • 12 credits of Honors courses, and
  • HUMA 1000 Honors Leadership Development, and
  • 3.5 cumulative GPA

Students should declare their intention for completing the Honors Program when they select their academic program and indicate it when they apply to graduate.

  • Increased opportunities for intellectual challenges and growth
  • Opportunity to work with other highly motivated students in small classroom settings
  • Designation of Honors after each Honors section on college transcript indicates academic rigor to potential employers, transfer institutions, and/or scholarship committees.
  • Regalia at graduation from Riverland (pending)
  • Partnership transfer programs with state universities (pending)
  • Attendance at Gustavus Adolphus' Nobel Conference during the fall semester
Contact Information:

Susan Hansen | 507-433-0536
Sue Grove