The Honors Center is now open for business effective July 1, 2021. Students may connect with us in person, via phone, or email. Honors Counseling Appointments can be made in person, via email or phone, or via the Online Honors Appointment Scheduler. We are still accepting and reviewing Honors Program applications online, so apply if interested. See the link below, or visit our Admission to Honors page to start your application today.
The Honors Program
The program was established in order to meet the needs of motivated students with a strong academic record. The program offers honors sections of transferable general education and major preparation courses that provide an enriched curriculum, seminar-based instruction, close interaction with honors program faculty, and special projects and activities. Honors courses strengthen students’ college transcripts and increase their chances for transfer to four-year institutions. Check out this video for more information on why you should consider applying to the Mt. SAC Honors Program today!
Benefits of the Honors Program
- Membership in a learning community of motivated, well-prepared students
- Small classes (average 20 students)
- Increased interaction with faculty
- Participation in transfer agreements to UCLA, UC Irvine and other universities
- Use of the Honors Center for studying
- Specialized academic advising and counseling from the Honors Educational Advisor and Counselor
- Opportunity to present research at annual undergraduate research conferences
- Library privileges at UCLA (suspended due to ongoing pandemic) and UC Irvine
- Opportunity for recognition as an Honors Certified Scholar
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice in Honors
The Mt. SAC Honors Program commits itself to providing an inclusive and
diverse academic community. It is our belief that such an environment is necessary
for the well-being of our students, staff, and faculty members. To provide this atmosphere
where all members of our community can thrive, we strive to combat racism, sexism,
homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and the systemic forces that negatively impact marginalized
populations. It is our goal to create a community where all individuals feel welcomed,
respected, and heard.
We recognize that building this environment will not occur overnight, nor will it happen automatically. It will take time and purposeful directed action. It will take more than a statement reaffirming our commitment. However, we consider it a privilege to work with our community in this ongoing effort towards equity and justice.
In this continuous endeavor, the Honors Program is taking action to address issues and develop solutions. To review and improve our program, we are collaborating with the various Mt. SAC Equity Programs and implementing processes, activities and events based on those discussions to improve Honors student equity and success. Additionally, the Honors Program is hiring a diverse group of Honors student ambassadors to provide outreach and support. We are also supporting Mt. SAC’s chapter of the international honors society, Phi Theta Kappa, in their equity-focused projects. Finally, because the core foundations of our program are built upon diverse perspectives and the exchange of ideas, we are ensuring that our Honors Center is an inclusive safe space for ALL members of the Mt. SAC community.
2021 Honors Scholars Awards Celebration - Virtual Edition
Every year, we host the Honors Scholars Awards Celebration to celebrate the accomplishments of our transferring and/or graduating Honors students who have completed their Honors Scholars Certification. Follow this link to watch this year's virtual celebration!!
Ready to apply?
Check out our eligibility requirements or click on the Apply Now button below to access the online application.