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
- Transfer to nearly 30 top-ranked colleges and universities including UCLA, UC Irvine, Tufts, Brandeis, University of San Diego, Amherst, Pomona, Smith, Scripps, Pitzer, Trinity, Wheaton, Whitman, Occidental, Connecticut College, Gonzaga, Mills, La Sierra, and Loyola Marymount.
- 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
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- Honors Program Coordinator: Paul Frank
- Email: FrankP@scc.losrios.edu
- Office Location: Rodda Hall North, RHN 234
Honors courses are:
- University transferable
- Smaller than regular classes (usually limited to fifteen students)
- Dependent upon student participation and research
- Generally focused around a research project
- More challenging
How can I qualify for the Honors courses?
- To succeed in an Honors class students are advised to have at least a 3.0 high school or college GPA, or be eligible to take ENGWR 300. These are not strict requirements, but are simply advisories.
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)