Admissions

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Your Journey Starts Here

Honors College students are selected from a competitive process that includes an online application, letters of recommendation, official test scores, writing samples, and possibly an interview. To be considered for admission for the 2015-2016 academic year, students must submit a completed application file and supplemental materials by April 1, 2015. If you want to be considered for early action (non-binding), your online application must be completed and supplemental materials send by February 1, 2015.

Please follow the steps below to complete your admission file:

You must submit a Miami Dade College application before you can apply to The Honors College. Choose the option that is right for you:

  • First time applicants to Miami Dade College apply here
  • If you have already applied to Miami Dade College and you know your MDC ID number go directly to The Honors College eligibility questions in Step 3.
  • If you recently applied to Miami Dade College and you don't know your MDC ID number, check the status of your application. If it has been issued you will find it there. If you don't know your password you need to reset it.

If you are a first time applicant to Miami Dade College you will have to wait for the college to give you an MDC ID number. There are several possibilities after you submit the MDC application:

  • The system may generate and MDC ID automatically
  • If it does not provide the number automatically, you will have to wait until the system completes the process to determine if you are eligible for one. Additional information may be required. Check the status of your application to Miami Dade College twenty-four(24) hours after submitting it for further instructions.
  • If you have a duplicate record in the system, this will further delay the Miami Dade College application process. Try to use the same information used in the original MDC application previously filed to expedite this step.

Should you have any questions about your Miami Dade College application, MDC ID number or accessing your MYMDC account please contact technical support. We also invite you to contact The Honors College if you need any further assistance or call 305-237-7077.

Once you have your MDC ID number answer the questions in the first screen of The Honors College application to determine if you are eligible. You must be a first time in college applicant who either:

  • Has at least a 3.7 GPA (weighted or un-weighted) and
  • Performed at college-level on one of the following exams: SAT/ACT/PERT/CPT

OR

  • Has a GPA below a 3.7 (weighted or un-weighted) and
  • Scored at least a 1200 on the SAT (math and reading only) or a 26 on the ACT with college level scores in each category as described below

Your scores are college level if they are at least:

  • SAT: 440 in Reading and 440 in Math
  • ACT: 18 in Reading, 17 English and 19 in Math (On or prior to October 21, 2013)
  • ACT: 19 in Reading, 17 English and 19 in Math (On or after October 22, 2013)
  • PERT: 104 in Reading, English 99 and 113 in Math (On or prior to October 21, 2013)
  • PERT: 106 in Reading, English 103 and 114 in Math (On or after October 22, 2013
  • CPT: 83 in Reading, 83 in Writing and 72 in Algebra

If you have not taken the exam yet or do not reside in the United States read the following:

  • If you have not taken any of these exams yet, you must take them before proceeding with the application.
  • If you are an international student who resides in the United States contact your guidance counselor to find out where you can take one of these exams. Additionally, you can also contact Miami Dade College for options as well as testing information.
  • If you are an international student who does not reside in the United States and have not taken any of these exams contact us or call (305) 237-7077 before the deadlines.

If you meet The Honors College eligibility requirements then you will proceed to the next page of the application. Be certain to answer all of the questions completely. Should you miss any part of the answer to a question that is mandatory the system will prompt you with a message in red ink either at the top of the page or near the missed question to provide the information. Remember to upload the writing samples including the statement of purpose and essay.

If you are not eligible to apply to The Honors College, you will receive a notification message. Contact us only if you believe you received this message in error. (This means that you could establish that you do in fact meet the eligiblity requirements described in Step 3).

When you have completed all of the questions and uploaded your writing samples, you will receive a message that will state that your On-Line Application is complete. This does not mean that your Admission File is complete. Step 5 explains how to manage this process to complete your file.

As you review the application you will notice that test scores are required, two recommendations must be submitted, and transcript(s) must be received. Be certain to request all of these supplemental materials early. Your Admission File will not be considered complete until all of them are received.

It is your responsibility to check your online file to determine whether or not these items have been received. If you wish to receive consideration for early decision all of these materials must be received by February 1, 2015. Any admission file that is incomplete after that date will remain active until the final deadline: April 1, 2015.

  • Information needed to send to the testing agencies to have your SAT/ACT/PERT or CPT scores sent to Miami Dade College
    • For the ACT contact http://www.actstudent.org/scores/send/ and provide the MDC college code is 0770.
    • For the SAT contact http://sat.collegeboard.org/scores/send-sat-scores and the MDC college code is 5457.
    • If the CPT and/or PERT were not taken at any Miami Dade College campus, the MDC college code is 5457.
  • Official copy of high school transcripts received by The Honors College


    Send an official copy of your high school transcripts to:
    The Honors College at Miami Dade College
    300 N.E. 2nd Ave, Suite 1264
    Miami, FL 33132

Once your file is complete the Admissions Committee will decide whether to grant you an interview. If selected to interview you will receive an e-mail at the address you provided in the Miami Dade College application. It is important for you to respond immediately as there is a brief response period for you to accept the invitation to interview. Failure to respond will be interpreted as your decision to forfeit the interview.

Applicants invited to interview will be provided specific instructions. All interviews are held at the Wolfson Campus:

The Honors College
Wolfson Campus

300 NE 2 AVE, Suite 1264
Miami, FL 33132
Ph: (305) 237-7077

A completed admission file to The Honors College Dual Language Program includes:

  • A submitted Miami Dade College Application
  • Completed Honors College Application AND
  • Spanish essay and
  • SAT II Spanish Language/AP Spanish Language/ AP Spanish Literature scores from the testing agencies (only one of the three required)

To be eligible for consideration your language scores must be at least:

  • SATII Spanish: 600 or higher (Spanish with Listening is not required.)
  • AP Spanish Language: 4 or higher
  • AP Spanish Literature: 4 or higher

Questions

Contact The Honors College or call 305-237-7077.

Honors College Application

Testimonials

"Becoming an Honors College Fellow is definitely one of the perks of being accepted into The Honors College. The program pays for everything - all tuition, books and fees. My experience in The Honors College was pivotal in opening my eyes and changing my view of my possibilities."

Michael Ohevzion, Class of 2003

The Honors College Open Houses:

Thursday, October 23
Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus
Room 2106
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Thursday, November 13
Miami Dade College – InterAmerican Campus
Room 3103
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Thursday, January 22
Miami Dade College – Kendall Campus
Room 6120
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Thursday, February 5
Miami Dade College – North Campus
Room 2151
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Click here to RSVP for one of our Open House events.

 

Financial Aid

The Honors College Fellows Award

Once admitted, you are eligible for the The Honors College Fellows Award covering the full cost of in-state tuition, fees and books. This will require submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We recommend that you complete this application online.

Should you have any questions about Financial Aid contact the Miami Dade College financial aid offices.

Bridge to the Baccalaureate Program

The Bridge to the Baccalaureate Program provides funding and opportunities for students interested in scientific research.