We are delighted to partner with you to ensure the Honors students are fully engaged in the program and successfully reach their goals. Below you will find frequently asked questions from Parents. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about The Honors College at the following events. We look forward to meeting you!
The Honors College at Miami Dade College is a place where academically gifted students explore new ideas and collaborate with exceptional faculty in an intimate learning community. The Honors College offers a rigorous curriculum with an array of courses, seminars, and enrichment activities. At the InterAmerican Campus, this curriculum involves an intensive dual language program in English and Spanish.
Students in The Honors College are part of a selective learning community. They enjoy special privileges that include:
Additionally, the honors dual language program offers:
Students are expected to satisfy the following requirements to maintain enrollment in The Honors College:
The transition from high school to college is especially challenging during the first year. As students maintain a full course load, satisfy their service hours requirements, and take on leadership roles on campus or the community, you may see less of them at home. They will be inspired to do their very best and will want to invest time into their studies and other commitments. Although we encourage them to have a balanced life their academics will take priority. We invite you to be supportive as they learn to manage all of these responsibilities.
Parents of Honors College graduates have shared the following effective ways to partner with Honors College students:
The state prohibits disclosure of student performance. If you have questions about your child's progress in The Honors College, please discuss this with him/her.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. Learn more about FERPA.
Contact the campus where your student is enrolled for general information
We understand that in order for our students to be successful, they must have the support of family and friends. The Honors College has scheduled several information sessions for parents of freshmen students. These sessions are designed to help families understand what Honors Students experience at The Honors College and also provide important information. It is particularly important for parents to understand the different considerations that inform the transfer process and decisions. We look forward to seeing you and your family at these program sessions. More detailed information will be provided throughout the semester.
"I am grateful to The Honors College for all the people - professors, directors, alumni, peers, - who are committed to our success."Laiyen Suarez, Class of 2013