Honors Completion Benefits

The advantages of being an Honors student don’t apply only to the time you’re in the program. Once you complete the program, you will also benefit from:

  • Priority consideration for transfer from participating universities including UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, Pomona, Occidental, and Mills College, amongst other institutions.
  • A stronger transfer application to any university.
  • A note of completion on your PCC transcript.

How to complete the program

To complete the honors program, you must:

  • Maintain a 3.2 overall GPA
  • Attend an Honors Orientation
  • Be enrolled in the Honors Program for at least two “long” semesters (that is, Fall and Spring).
  • Complete a total of 15 units of Honors coursework with a grade of “B” or better in all Honors courses.
  • Take courses in three different departments* 
    Not Divisions—ask us if you have questions

  • Take a maximum of two Honors courses in a given semester
  • Have a maximum of two Honors Option classes or one Honors Option class and one "Special Contract” class
  • Meet with an Honors counselor for your certification meeting.
  • Finish the program requirements by the end of the Spring semester before you transfer.*
    A maximum of 6 Honors units can be taken in your final spring semester.