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Eligibility and Application

Students from all backgrounds and in all majors are encouraged to participate in Honors classes. You are encouraged to submit your application at any time of year. Our counseling staff will process applications twice per year:

Spring 2014
Deadline: February 28, 2014
Notification: March 15, 2014

Fall 2014
Deadline: September 30, 2014
Notification: October 15, 2014

Students from all backgrounds and in all majors are encouraged to participate in Honors classes.

Eligibility

To qualify for admission to the Honors Transfer Program a student must have both of the following two criteria:

  • Be eligible for English 100 and MATH 125, 130, 140, 200, 222, 241, or 251.
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 3.5 or a cumulative college GPA of 3.3 in at least 9 units of transferrable courses.

Provisional Status

Any student who participates in an honors-level course and/or applies for membership, but is not qualified for full membership will be considered a Provisional Member. These students will be encouraged to continue with their interest in honors-level studies and will be considered for admission as soon as they have achieved the entrance requirements.

Application Process

Subimt this online APPLICATION.

Completion of the Program

To complete the Program, students must complete a minimum of 15 units of honors course credit, and have a minimum 3.3 transfer GPA. A maximum of six of these units can be in contract courses. Students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors must complete at least three units in non-STEM coursework. Students in the liberal arts and sciences or non-science career technical majors must complete at least 3 units in STEM coursework.
Note: "transfer GPA" applies to transfer-level courses that you have taken at Cañada College and other institutions. Make sure that Cañada College has your transcripts from all of the other colleges you have attended.

Benefits of CCHTP Membership

Hear from the students

  • This is what one student has to say about starting in ESL classes and working his way up to Honors classes. click here
  • This is what one student has to say about starting in English 836 and working her way up to Honors English 100. click here

If you have further questions, please contact Patty Hall, Ed.D, Honors Transfer Program Coordinator at hallp@smccd.edu, or Sandra Mendez, M.S, Honors Transfer Program Academic Counselor, mendezs@smccd.edu.

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