More information about the Honors College

Palm Beach State College students qualify for the Honors College with a cumulative 3.5 GPA or acceptable test scores on a placement test. Students must apply to the Honors College and are given priority registration as Honors College students. Students who graduate with a 3.5 GPA, have 12 credit hours of Honors coursework completed with a grade of B or higher, and have completed co-curricular requirements are designated as Honors Silver Track graduates. Students who graduate from Palm Beach State College with a 3.5 GPA, have 21 hours of Honors courses (including IDH2105), and have completed co-curricular requirements as specified on the Honors website earn the Honors Gold Track.

All Honors graduates are given special recognition at the graduation ceremony.


Honors graduates have many scholarship opportunities when transferring to an upper division university. Scholarships also are awarded to the top performing Honors College students through the Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College Scholarship. Incoming Honors students are eligible for the Honors College Presidential Scholarship, while current Honors students are eligible for the Stewart Scholarship and the Honors College Merit Award.


Honors courses are standard courses that have been enhanced for the Honors student and approved to be offered by the discipline faculty cluster and the Honors Advisory Council. To enroll in these courses a student must contact and be accepted into the Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College.


To learn more about the Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College and its benefits, call  561-868-3895 or visit the website at