Get the Collegiate Honors Experience Close to Home

The NFC Sentinel Honors Academic Program for Enrichment (SHAPE) is an exclusive curriculum track with limited seating for *eligible students.

Students accepted into SHAPE will engage in honors college classes, where they will experience:

  • Individualized attention and interaction with professors and access with professionals who understand the characteristics of excellence,
  • Courses designed for students to be active participants in their learning,
  • Partnership with professors throughout the educational process, and more.

SHAPE students will receive the following benefits:

  • Associate in Arts Degree with Honors (diploma and transcript designation),
  • Textbook scholarship for instructional materials in five honors courses,
  • Opportunities for cultural enrichment,
  • Small cohort-style learning, and more.

If you are a First-Time college student who meets the following *criteria, NFC invites you to apply to SHAPE:

  • Seeking an Associate in Arts Degree
  • Unweighted high school GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Be "College Ready":
  • In Reading, Writing, and Math (no developmental education courses needed), or
  • Minimum PERT scores of 110 Reading and Writing, and 116 Math

Learn more about SHAPE and how to apply during one of three workshops:

  • June 14, 2024 at 6:00 pm – NFC Madison Campus
  • June 11, 2024 at 6:00 pm – NFC Perry Location
  • June 13, 2024 at 6:00 pm – NFC Live Oak Location

Register for the workshop here (

For more information, contact Jennifer Page, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, at 850-973-1603 or email