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Commonwealth Honors

The Commonwealth Honors Program offers students: 

Enhanced Transfer Opportunities
All Honors courses are designated as Honors on students’ transcripts, identifying students as academically talented. 

Intellectually Challenging Classes
The small size and intimate atmosphere of Honors classes appeal to students who seek a strong voice in their education. 

Mentoring and Support
Students receive sustained assistance in planning their future educational goals, including transfer support and selection of courses that suit their needs.

Access to the Honors Center
The Honors Center is a place where students study, use computers, and meet with other students in the Program. The Center also hosts receptions, film screenings, and other academic activities.

$100 Tuition Waiver
Students receive a $100 waiver for each three/four credit Honors course.

“The Honors program helped me discover my strengths within myself that I was not aware I possessed. I will carry the experience forever in my mind and in my heart.”
- Suzanne Morris


The Honors Program is coordinated by Professors Susan Martelli and David LaFontaine. They are happy to speak with students and answer questions about the program throughout the year. 

Call 508-588-9100 x1836, or drop by H113, or contact Professor David LaFontaine on the Canton campus at Tel. 508-588-9100 x2838, Room C311B.


Honor Garden Scholarship of the Commonwealth Honors Program

The Honors Program Mission

  • To create enriched educational opportunities for academically talented and highly motivated students
  • To encourage the recognition of these students as an integral part of our college community
  • To encourage faculty to mentor these students
  • To assist in the transfer of these students to four-year colleges and universities appropriate to their needs
  • To provide opportunities for independent study as well as small peer classes for students who can work above the collegiate norm to develop individual skills.

Commonwealth Honors Program Highlights

Honors Field Trips
The Honors Program provides extra-curricular activities for cultural enrichment.

Annual Recognition Luncheon
Massasoit hosts an annual awards and recognition luncheon for all students in the Honors Program to recognize outstanding students.

The Honors Program Speakers Bureau 
The Speakers Bureau is a group of students on the Canton campus who make presentations in classrooms and at other college events about the benefits of taking Honors courses. Students share their personal experiences as well as provide encouragement to their peers. 

Statewide Undergraduate Conference
Students present their original work in oral and visual form before peers, faculty, and the public.

Massasoit Community College is a Member of The National Collegiate Honors Council