Honors Contracts

Authority for your own learning. Honors contracts are a way for you to turn any college-level KCC course into an honors course, giving you the flexibility to take ownership over your own learning. At the beginning of the semester, you will work with your instructors to develop a unique honors project beyond the course syllabus. Once the honors project is clearly defined, you work independently on that project during the semester and seek support from your instructors as you need it; then, at the end of the semester, when you successfully complete the honors project as outlined in the contract and earn at least a B+ in the course, you will earn honors designation on your transcript.KCC 7

We strongly recommend that you attend each of your courses at the start of the semester and talk with your faculty about honors project ideas before deciding which course(s) to attempt an honors contract in. Once you’re ready to commit to an honors project in a course(s), you’re ready to start the required paperwork. Here is the information that you will need to complete an Honors Contract.

Honors contracts are due on October 15th for Fall semester and March 15th for Spring semester. 


  1. Login into the KCC Bruin Portal.
  2. Click on E-Forms.
  3. Once in E-Forms click on Forms located on the left side.
  4. Click on HN – Honors Contract underneath Instruction.
  5. Complete the form, and it will be forwarded to your instructor for approval.
  6. Your instructor will review the contract, and the completed form will be sent to the Integrative Learning Department.
  7. You’re ready to start your honors project in your course!

You’ll want to be sure and work closely with your instructor throughout the semester as you make progress on your honors project. At the end of the semester, your instructor will notify Integrative Learning Department about the status of your honors contract and your final grade in the course.

Integrative Learning Department, located in the Learning Resource Center (Library) at 450 North Avenue Battle Creek, MI 49017. The office is right behind the Professional Development Center on your right when you walk into the KCC Library.