at Miami Dade College
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. The online application opened on October 3, 2016. The priority deadline for admission for the 2017-2018 academic year has been extended to February 15, 2017 and the final deadline is April 3, 2017.
You must submit a Miami Dade College application before you can apply to The Honors College. Choose the option that is right for you:
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:
Once you have secured an MDC ID number, you will need to create a student account. The username and password generated from your student account will then be used to access the Honors College application.
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.
The Honors College reviews all applicants with balanced consideration. We believe there are multiple ways for applicants to demonstrate suitability as MDC Honors students. Applicants are evaluated on the entirety of their background, personal qualities, academic preparation and life experience. However, at a minimum, all applicants must demonstrate the ability to be college ready through standardized test scores and grade point average (GPA). Please review the admissions criteria below to determine eligibility.Admissions Criteria
MDC College Ready Test Scores
(Prior to 3/1/16)
|College ready test scores||Reading: 19
Additional Test Requirements for GPA Below 3.7
|ADDITIONAL TEST REQUIREMENTS||ACT||SAT
(Prior to 3/1/16)
|Applies only if GPA is below a 3.7||26 Composite||1200 combined (Reading & Math)||1270 Total||Not accepted|
Dual Language Program ONLY Spanish Requirements
|SPANISH REQUIREMENTS||SAT II Spanish||AP Spanish Language||AP Spanish Literature|
|Applies only if interested in IAC Dual Language Program||600 or higher (Spanish with Listening not required)||4 or higher||4 or higher|
|PERT||Find out more information about MDC testing offices||5457|
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 required documents are received.
It is your responsibility to check your online application status to determine whether or not these items have been received. If you wish to receive priority consideration, all of these materials must be received by February 15, 2017. Any admission file that is incomplete after that date will remain active until the final deadline: April 3, 2017.
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Official copy of high school transcripts in sealed enveloped must be sent to:
The Honors College at Miami Dade College
300 N.E. 2nd Ave, Suite 1264
Miami, FL 33132
NOTE: The Honors College does not accept transcripts sent electronically to MDC. In order for your application to be complete, your sealed official transcripts must be received by our Wolfson Campus office or be postmarked by the final deadline.
Once your file is complete, the Admissions Committee will decide whether to grant you an interview. If selected for an interview, you will be notified via your mymdc email. 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 via your mymdc email. All interviews are held at the Wolfson Campus:
The Honors College
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:
To be eligible for consideration your language scores must be at least:
Should you have any questions contact an Honors College office or email firstname.lastname@example.org. It would be helpful to have the following information for an applicant to expedite assistance: full name, date of birth, high school, telephone number, and email address used to complete the Miami Dade College application.
"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
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.