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Honors Program

Your Best Transfer Opportunity

Why Honors?

  • Smaller classes 
  • Innovative instruction
  • Enriched environment
  • Unique learning community
  • Earning a special honors designation on your transcript

Who can enroll in an Honors class?

At SCC, you do not have to be admitted into the Honors Program to take an honors course.

A student meeting any of the following guidelines may enroll in an honors course:

  • Students who are accepted into the Honors Program
  • Students meeting the prerequisites of an honors course as stated in the schedule of classes
  • Students with a 3.0 cumulative GPA in all course work. (Official transcripts from all colleges attended must be on file in Admissions.)
  • High School GPA needs to be verified prior to enrollment.

If you have a posted Santiago Canyon College GPA, you may register for any Honors course by telephone or in person as you would for any other course. If you do not have a posted Santiago Canyon College GPA, you must have a signed waiver from a counselor or the Honors Program Coordinator and then register in person.

Are Honors classes more work?

  • No! An honors course is not more work, just more creative, with more student-driven activities and discussions.
  • Guest speakers and field trips.

What is the mindset of Honors students?

  • They recognize the importance of thinking critically and independently.
  • They value education and want to get the most out of every class to achieve long-range goals.
  • They thrive on close interaction with a small, supportive group of peers and faculty where everyone is on an equal footing.
  • They may never have been recognized by others or themselves as honors students, but now have the chance to fulfill previously underestimated abilities and potential.