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, and
- 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 15th. 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 and we are happy to visit area high schools and youth programs to share information about Saddleback College and the opportunities this program offers.
The 2016-17 Honors Student Council outreach team produced this look into the Honors Program over the summer of 2017. We are indebted to all the team members, especially host (and mastermind) Landon Wexler, now at Syracuse University, and tech wizard Zachary Taubman, now at Ohio State University. We hope they're not too cold (up/out) there, and hope they'll visit when they come back for some sunshine.