b'Criteria for entering freshmen: Student must meet at least two of the three criteria below: 1.A minimum ACT Composite score of at least 25 (required for $2,000 per year scholarship) 2.The top 10 percent of their high school class in a college preparatory program 3.Recommendations from two instructors/faculty membersCriteria for students entering with previous college work: Student must meet at least two of the three criteria below: 1.A minimum ACT Composite score of 25 2.A cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 with no grade lower than C on a minimum of 15 hours (required for $2,000 per year scholarship) 3.Recommendations from two instructors/faculty membersIn order to remain in the program, honors scholars must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 with no grade lower than a C and must take seven hours of honors credit each semester including the Honors Forum. Students who drop below the required cumulative GPA of 3.2 but not below a cumulative GPA of 3.0 will be placed on probation for one semester to allow the student to regain the 3.2 cumulative GPA. The student will remain in the program and retain the scholarship while on probation. Only one probationary semester is allowed during the four-semester program. All courses designated Honors must include the general course objectives and additional research that results in written assignments (8 to 10 pages) and an oral presentation or equivalent activity appropriate to the study of the course. Projects are subject to the approval of the Dean of Teaching and Learning, Department Chair, and Honors College Director. Participation in honors courses are by Honors College Director permission only. Honors courses are designated with an H on the transcript. Any college-credit, transferable or degree-path courses of three credit hours or more are allowed for Honors designation. Learning Resources Centers The Learning Resources Center encompasses the Library, Media Service (with the exception of the Harrison County campus), and Learning Lab at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Our goal is to provide learning resources which support and enhance all educational programs at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Library: The purpose of the libraries at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is to provide instructional support services that reinforce the curriculum of the college. We accomplish this by providing a well-trained staff, excellent resources, and accessible facilities. We both encourage and assist students to use the resources of our library to meet their personal needs and educational goals. Media Services: The purpose of the Media Services Department at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is to foster the educational endeavors of the faculty, staff, and students. We accomplish this by providing high-quality audiovisual equipment and a wide variety of current media materials for curriculum support of classroom instruction. Learning Lab: The purpose of the Learning Labs at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is to support and advance teaching and learning by helping students develop the skills necessary to be successful learners through the creation of a supportive learning environment that fosters intellectual growth. 67'