Jacob Jones, a 2014 graduate of Hopewell Valley Central High School, recalls that when it came to considering college, he was a little overwhelmed. "I got a lot of mail and promotions. There were so many possibilities,” he said.
While he had taken challenging classes in high school, including AP calculus, Jones admits his attitude towards school and homework was pretty laid back. “While I love learning, I wasn’t pushing myself,” he said.
He approached his college search with the same casual attitude. “I didn’t look hard, especially for scholarships,” he recalls.
So when he and his mom heard about American Honors at Mercer, it seemed like the best fit. “It was affordable and sounded like an opportunity to enjoy learning,” he said. And, they both believed it would give Jacob the best transfer and scholarship options after graduating from MCCC.
One semester in, Jones has taken both Honors Calculus and Honors English 101, as well as an Honors College Success class.
“I like being challenged. I excel when I enjoy learning,” he says. “The professors are so good – friendly, knowledgeable, and flexible when they need to be."