Honors Program

The Honors Program at Sacramento City College offers students the opportunity to:

  • Challenge themselves intellectually in three-unit Honors Scholars courses in a variety of disciplines
  • Qualify for the UCLA Transfer Alliance Program (video) and UC Irvine Honors to Honors Program
  • Interact socially and academically with a diverse group of students, faculty and community members
  • Participate in research conferences
  • Be invited to annual awards banquet, and
  • Receive scholarships

Honors Contacts

What is the Honors Program all about?

Honors courses are:

  • University transferable
  • Smaller than regular classes (usually limited to fifteen students)
  • Dependent upon student participation and research
  • More challenging

How can I qualify for the Honors courses?

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA or better based on high school or college transcripts
  • Be eligible for or successful completion of ENGWR 300 (formerly English IA)

Students who complete five (5) Honors courses with a 3.2 GPA receive:

  • A certificate celebrating the accomplishment
  • A chance to earn one of two $500 cash awards
  • An “Honors Scholar” chord and notation in the program at graduation
  • Qualification for the UCLA and HTCC TAP, and the UC Irvine Honors to Honors Program

How do I get certified for the UCLA TAP and UC Irvine Honors to Honors?

  • Complete five (5) Honors courses or 15 Honors qualified units while a student at SCC (some of those courses may be completed at another Los Rios District campus)
  • Maintain a 3.2 GPA (3.7 GPA for UCI Honors to Honors)
  • Apply to UCLA and UC Irvine in the Fall
  • Become UCLA TAP certified by SCC Honors Program Coordinator and Transfer Center Director during Spring semester prior to transfer; Become nominated for UCI Honors to Honors by SCC Honors Program Coordinator
  • (There are many additional transfer advantages for SCC Honors students at other California colleges and universities. Schools that partner with the SCC Honors Program)