Honors classes do not simply distinguish themselves from regular classes by being harder (though they should be challenging). Instead, they should be characterized as being interactive, small, and/or innovative.
To be approved as an honors class, a course must
Honors classes may also contain some of the following characteristics:
Students may use an honors contract (with the permission of the instructor and honors director) to make one non-honors class count toward the required honors credits. If a student undertakes an honors contract, he or she must propose a project that replicates at least two of the honors characteristics listed above.
Students who wish to receive Snow College honors credit for college-level courses taught at a high school or at another higher education institution must provide the honors director with a course syllabus. To be approved for honors credit, the course must have matched this definition of an honors course and have been offered as part of a college-level honors program.