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
  • Transfer to over 35 top-ranked colleges and universities including UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, Tufts, University of Michigan, University of Arizona, 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

Honors Hours

MW 1:30-2:30 TTh 12:00-1:00

Honors Contacts

There is not an application to join the SCC Honors Program.  Students are part of the Honors Program by virtue of being enrolled in honors classes, completing the Honors Program Registration Form, committing to complete at least 15 honors qualified units, and participating in Honors Program activities.

The Honors Program Registration Form is to certify students who have completed 15 honors units.  The completed registration form is submitted at the end of your Honors Program by April 1.

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
  • Generally focused around a research project
  • More challenging

How can I qualify for the Honors courses?

  • While there is not a GPA requirement, students are advised that the reading and writing requirements in an honors class are generally more rigorous than in a non-honors class.  Therefore, eligibility in ENGWR 300 and 480 is suggested.  Students are encouraged to discuss the expectations of an honors class with the instructor.

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
  • Much, much more (see Honors Program Coordinator for additional benefits)

(Completed Honors Program Registration Form must be submitted by April 1 before transfer to receive these benefits)

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). You must begin taking Honors classes prior to the spring semester before graduation/transfer.
  • 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 (usually before February 20) 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.)