Great honors programs and how to spot them

Last Updated on November 10, 2020 by Real College Matters

(Our interview with the guy who wrote the book!)

We at RCM like to dig deep into important college topics which are often overlooked. Honors programs and colleges fall into this category; we hear a lot of references to them but students generally don’t know exactly what they are or how they are different from one other until the very end of the college application process.

Honors programs vs. honors colleges

What’s the difference between honors programs and honors colleges? What’s the benefit of being in an honors program? Does it come with a scholarship? What are the requirements to graduate with an honors diploma?


Listen in to our latest episode as guest John Willingham, author of Inside Honors and preeminent researcher in the study of honors programs and colleges, shares insight and advice for student and parents.