Honors Program

Saddleback College Honors Program



All students are welcome in Honors courses at Saddleback College. To register for an Honors course, follow the same procedure as you would for any other course. There are no additional fees, and you do not have to complete an application or do other paperwork.

All students completing an Honors course earn "H" notation on their transcripts next to the grade. For a list of all Honors courses offered in Fall 2017, see the . Not all Honors courses have an "H" in the title, but the "H" always shows on the transcript alongside the grade earned.
Special note for HUM 10A and 10B:
These are part of the Honors Core Curriculum, as are all HUM 30 and HUM 31 classes.
They are not sequential. That is, 10B is NOT a continuation of 10A, and 10A is NOT a pre-requisite to 10B.

Students may complete their Honors core requirements with any two Saddleback College HUM 10, 30, or 31 classes, and those classes may be taken in any order. However, no other Humanities courses fulfill this requirement, and these courses MUST be taken at Saddleback College. Irvine Valley College Honors Humanities courses do NOT count toward the Honors Core.


The Saddleback College Honors Program is an interdisciplinary effort to develop exceptional talent, ability, and scholarship in highly motivated students of all majors. Honors students include

  • Walk-In Students who want to take only one or two Honors courses, or
  • Certificate-Track Students who aspire to earn the Honors Certificate.

You may register for and participate in any Honors course without submitting an application. As a Saddleback College student, you may enroll in any Honors class for which you meet the ordinary prerequisites, using the same procedure used to register in other classes.

Students seeking priority registration, UCI and UCLA library cards, Honors transfer, Honors counseling, and other benefits must submit an application (see "Forms & Downloads" on this page).  

There is no application deadline. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Nevertheless, interested students should not put off applying, since participation in Honors transfer partnerships may be jeopardized by a delay. Students seeking to apply to Certificate-Track status must do so before completing two Honors classes. Students completing their second Honors class who believe they do not meet the GPA or other requirements for admission must still submit the application in order to preserve their eligibility for eventual admission.

Priority Filing Period (to qualify for priority registration for Summer 2018) continues through February 2nd. All application materials must be received by that date. Download the application here.

We offer workshops every Spring and Summer to help high school and new Saddleback College students learn about the Honors Program.