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The ultimate aim of the Honors Program is to enable students to successfully transfer with scholarships to top public and private four-year colleges and universities.

To facilitate transfer, Kingsborough has negotiated a number of transfer articulation agreements with senior colleges and universities.

The Honors Program has a special transfer relationship with the Hunter College McNair Scholars Program.The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program prepares academically promising undergraduate students who have an interest in attending graduate school. Eligible students who are accepted to the program attend a six-week summer program and an array of workshops, seminars, and lectures throughout the academic year which will enhance their technical, writing, and research skills. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) preparation workshops are also offered at various points throughout the academic year to enhance students' chances to gain acceptance to graduate schools of their choice. Integral to the Ronald E. McNair program's mission is mentorship throughout the students' participation in the program. Students work with Hunter College faculty whose discipline and research interests are similar in order to conduct research, create networks within their field of study, and gain knowledge regarding the rigors of academia. Further, advisement during the academic year is offered to ensure students are able to align themselves for the graduate school application process and for graduate level scholarly activity throughout their academic career at Hunter College.

The Honors Program also maintains a special transfer relationship with The Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies at City College. The Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies is a unique partnership between Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP -- one of the pre-eminent law firms in the world -- and The City College of New York. Combining scholarship with mentoring from leading legal professionals, the Skadden, Arps Honors Program offers students an exceptional pathway to an exciting and rewarding legal career.

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society has developed to aid transfer and career planning. consists of two major components: transfer tools for planning completion of a baccalaureate degree, and career tools for aiding career planning. Phi Theta Kappa members can log in with their Phi Theta Kappa username and password, as provided to them in their welcome email. Also, be sure to visit the Phi Theta Kappa website for transfer and other scholarships.

Kingsborough is the first CUNY community college to partner with Empire State College/SUNY in the Pathways program. The Pathways agreement will make it easier for community college graduates to transfer and earn a four-year degree through a blended model of independent study, online courses and small study groups at Empire State College. Within the program, Kingsborough Community College graduates may take additional credits on the Kingsborough campus while transitioning into their upper-division courses at Empire State College. For example, an ESC junior might take two Kingsborough Community College courses his or her first semester and three courses at Empire State College. By the senior year, that student will take all remaining courses at Empire State College. In total, 80 credits may be transferred in by KCC graduates in the Pathways program.

The Honors Program provides intensive support to the Honors and Phi Theta Kappa students for transfer after graduating from Kingsborough. The Program arranges a number of visits to four-year colleges throughout the academic year and representatives from senior colleges and universities visit KCC to hold informational sessions. Please check the Calendar on this site regularly for the schedule of visits.

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