The Honors program at Greenville Technical College (GTC) has established new agreements with honors programs at Coker College and Lander University. These agreements allow students to move easily from the two-year level to a four-year institution and to remain involved in honors education as they progress to earn a bachelor’s degree.
At Coker College, students in good standing and with at least a 3.5 GPA from the GTC Honors program are admitted as juniors and third year honors students. All courses taken as part of the degree program at GTC are accepted as transferable as long as students earned a grade of C- or better. Service hours completed as a component of the GTC Honors program apply to the Coker service requirements. Students admitted from GTC are eligible for a renewable honors scholarship of $1,000 in addition to any other merit or need-based aid awarded.
Students who complete the GTC Honors program with a 3.25 GPA or higher and the endorsement of the GTC Honors program director receive guaranteed admission to the Lander University Honors College. GTC Honors program courses are credited toward the Lander Honors College core courses. Nine hours of core courses are required for the Lander University Honors medal.
In addition to these new agreements, the Honors program at Greenville Technical College has transfer pathways in place with Honors programs at five four-year institutions -- USC Upstate, Winthrop University, Southern Wesleyan University, Converse College, and College of Charleston. At Furman University, where GTC Honors program graduates are welcomed, 9 of the last 11 Alden Scholarship recipients, receiving full tuition for two years, have transferred from GTC.
“Building Honors-to-Honors partnerships with local and regional colleges and universities is incredibly beneficial to our students, who go on to thrive in Honors programs at four-year schools after finishing at GTC,” said April Dove, director of the Greenville Technical College Honors program. “We’re thrilled to add Coker College and Lander University to our growing list of partnerships in the state.”