Welcome to the DMACC Honors Program

This is the fifth year that Des Moines Area Community College Honors Program offers high-achieving, motivated students an opportunity to graduate with honors.

The Honors Program at DMACC enjoys strong partnerships with the Honors Programs at Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, the University of Northern Iowa, and Drake University. Alumni of the Honors Program at DMACC include a Jack Kent Cooke scholar, three Roy J. Carver scholars, three NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars, fifteen Coca-Cola Scholars, and a transfer student to Grinnell College.

Honors courses are designed to prepare students to enter the work force with a competitive edge, or transfer to honors programs at four-year colleges and universities.

Apply Now to DMACC Honors​​​

​​​Spring 2019 Applicati​on Deadline: December 4, 2018.




Why enroll in the Honors Program at DMACC?

Because DMACC can offer you the opportunity to continue to be challenged at your ability level, while providing one-on-one advising, designed to help you take charge of your future. After all, we're aware you have special assets as a student with high academic standards, including higher grades, a higher level of motivation and excellent recommendations from former teachers. Our Honors Program can help you achieve what you want out of life, whether you transfer to a four-year college or university honors program or enter the workforce after graduation from DMACC.

How the DMACC Honors Program works

After you're accepted at DMACC, learn more information about Honors at DMACC and submit an electronic application form. You'll enroll in a 20-credit honors program. These 20 credits will include 16 credits of enhanced courses already in your degree path. You'll also take four (2) two-credit seminars that offer you an introduction to the program, and college credits for your camps, leadership and community service. Not to mention, you'll receive assistance in creating an e-portfolio that can help you get into a four-year college or land a job after graduation.


Make DMACC your school of choice next semester.

DMACC Honors Program Mission Statement: To provide quality, student-centered education and opportunities for leadership, service, and research that challenge and stimulate students with high academic standards.