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The Scholars Program @ BC3

The BC3 Scholars Program gives students an opportunity to accept academic challenges outside the classroom. This opportunity also provides Scholar students with a chance to work privately with their instructors.

 

The Scholars Program Application (pdf)

 

Pursue Academic Excellence

Students will be awarded a special Honors diploma at graduation, after acquiring 12 Scholar course credits. This is your chance to excel and be recognized for your achievements.

View a list of Scholars courses, instructors, and course requirements.

Contact

Arlene Gardopee

Coordinator of the BC3 Scholars Program

724.287.8711 Ext. 6680

arlene.gardopee@bc3.edu

 

 

 

 

Program Eligibility Criteria

  • Letter of Recommendation from high school teacher or guidance counselor (prescribed format letter).
  • To remain in the program a minimum GPA of 3.25 must be maintained.
  • To graduate with a scholar designation, a student must have at least a 3.25 GPA to correspond with graduation honors and a minimum of 12 scholar credits in course work.
  • Scholar graduates must complete a portfolio that includes artifacts and evidence of scholarly course work based on specified committee guidelines.
  • Scholar graduates must deliver an oral presentation to the college scholar committee based on specified guidelines.
  • For an entering BC3 student:
  • Greater than 3.5 Non-weighted GPA and one of the following:
    • 1200 on SAT using Critical Thinking and Math only OR no preparatory course work in mathematics.
    • No preparatory coursework in writing or reading.
  • For a current BC3 student:
    • With at least 12 college-level credits, a 3.75 GPA.
    • With at least 24 credits, a 3.5 GPA.
    • A letter of recommendation from a college professor or instructor (prescribed format letter).
  • For a student transferring in from another college or university:
    • The requirements would be the same as for the current college student.

     

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scholar Course Work Will...

  • consist of a separate project, special assignment, or practicum etc. that a student can complete alongside regular coursework.
  • not be calculated into the overall grade for the course.
  • integrate into a scholar portfolio for review by college scholar committee members.
  • include a one-page reflective essay regarding the scholar course experience.
  • require higher order thinking skills.
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Academic Calendar

2013 - 2014 Academic Calendar

 

Course Catalog

BC3 Course Catalog

 

Contact Academic Affairs

Frances P. Spigelmyer
Vice President, Academic Affairs
724.287.8711 Ext 8262
frances.spigelmyer@bc3.edu

 

Renee J. Piovesan
Secretary, Academic Affairs
724.287.8711 Ext 8263
renee.piovesan@bc3.edu

 

Contact Scholars Program

Arlene Gardopee
Coordinator of the BC3 Scholars Program
724.287.8711 Ext 6680
arlene.gardopee@bc3.edu

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