Wake Tech Honors Program

Wake Tech’s Honors Program, established in 2008, provides a challenging academic environment for high-achieving students.

It is open to students enrolled in university transfer courses and degree programs – Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) – who are planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a competitive college or university.

Honors Program-designated courses are available on Wake Tech’s Main, Northern Wake, and Western Wake campuses, and online.


  • Current Wake Tech students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher for completed college-level coursework.*
  • First-semester transfer students from other institutions must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher for completed college-level coursework. *
  • New high school graduates must have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.3 or higher for completed high school coursework.  
  • Honors Program students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher for all college-level courses at Wake Tech to remain in the program. 
    *Students who choose not to include high school grades must have completed 12 hours of college-level coursework.

The Honors Program Experience

Honors Program students enjoy a rich academic experience that includes:

  • Honors Option courses that allow Honors students to earn both college transfer credit and Honors credit. Students must complete special assignments and projects in addition to regular coursework. Students meet with instructors outside of class time for feedback about their performance and an assessment of their progress on the assignments. More than 70 college transfer courses offer the Honors Option, including Accounting, Anthropology, Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, CIS, Communications, Drama, Economics, English, Geography, Geology, History, Humanities, Math, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, and Sociology.
  • Honors Seminar courses (offered periodically), which are designed to provide assignments and coursework comparable to upper-level university courses; Volunteer service projects on campus and in the community (approximately 6-8 hours of service each semester);
  • Volunteer service projects on campus and in the community (approximately 6-8 hours of service each semester) and;
  • Opportunities to assume leadership roles in classes and around campus.

Other Honors Program benefits:

  • Early course registration privileges.
  • Interaction with Wake Tech senior administration at Honors Program events.
  • A certificate listing Honors courses completed at the end of each semester.
  • Official notation of Honors courses completed on students’ college transcripts (provided GPA and other Honors Program requirements are met).
  • Recognition of Honors work at graduation.
  • A competitive edge on applications for transfer to other colleges and universities.
  • Letters of reference, upon request, from Honors Program leaders.

How to Apply for the Honors Program

You must apply for admission to Wake Tech before applying to the Honors Program.  Applications and required supporting materials must be received no later than one (1) month after the start of the semester.  Applications submitted later may not be processed until the next semester.  Note that applications are only reviewed once all components have been received.

  1. Complete and submit an Application for Admission to Wake Tech.  
  2. Click on the Application Components Checklist for more details on the application process and the materials that must be submitted along with your application.   
  3. Click on Honors Program Application and complete and submit the form. There is no application fee for the Honors Program.   


If you’re interested in the Honors Program but not certain you qualify, contact one of the Honors Program directors.

Questions regarding Wake Tech’s Honors Program may be addressed to:
Justin Eatmon
Honors Program Director
Scott Northern Wake Campus
Office: Building E - 441 
Email: [email protected]
Ian Brown
Honors Program Director
Southern Wake Campus
Phone: 919-866-5607
Office: Building C - 223
Email: [email protected]