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)
  • Interact socially and academically with a diverse group of students, faculty and community members
  • Participate in service related activities, conferences, and conventions
  • Become a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society
  • 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 $100 cash award
  • An “Honors Scholar” notation on their transcript and at graduation
  • Qualification for the UCLA and HTCC TAP

How do I get certified for the UCLA TAP?

  • Complete five (5) Honors courses while a student at SCC (one of those courses may be completed at another Los Rios District campus)
  • Maintain a 3.2 GPA
  • Apply to UCLA in the Fall
  • Become UCLA TAP certified by Honors Program Coordinator and Transfer Center Director during Spring semester prior to transfer
  • (There are many additional transfer advantages for SCC Honors students at other California colleges and universities.  Click here for a list of schools that partner with the SCC Honors Program)