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Walk-In vs. Certificate-Track Status as an Honors Program Student
All students enrolled in Honors classes are expected to do Honors-level work, and all will receive Honors credit on their transcripts for the course. To be eligible for full Honors Program benefits, students must be maintain good standing as Certificate-Track Honors Students. The full benefits of Honors Program participation, however, are available only to Certificate-Track Honors Students in Good Standing. The table below shows Honors Program benefits received by different student populations.
Honors Student Category:
|Free library cards at UC Irvine and UCLA|
|Eligibility, Honors transfer consideration**|
|Eligibility, Honors transfer partner scholarships|
|Honors certificate upon completion|
|Transcript notation upon completion|
|Honors Commencement regalia upon completion|
|Recommendation letters from Program Chair|
|Special Transfer Center counseling***|
|Honors Student Council membership|
|Eligibility to submit to Honors publications|
|Eligibility for Honors research conferences|
|Use of Honors study space|
|H transcript notation for each Honors course taken|
|Enhanced preparation for upper-division work|
|Challenging and enjoyable academic experiences|
* "Priority registration" means that students may register for classes one or two days before the regular registration window opens. Priority registration appointments are previous to those given to Freshman Advantage or Early-Bird students. Priority registration is regulated by the California Education Code, which specifies that certain populations such as concurrent high school students do not qualify. Honors Program students who are entitled to even earlier appointments, such as veterans or other special populations, will maintain their earlier appointments and not be affected by Honors Program participation.
** Honors Program completion is necessary for participation in all Honors transfer agreements; however, agreements vary widely. Program completion alone is not sufficient for eligibility to participate in every transfer agreement.
*** A Transfer Center counseling appointment is mandatory for Certificate-Track students every semester. Appointments are made early Friday mornings for the following week. Call 949-582-4328 -- better yet, be at SSC 225B Friday morning -- and identify yourself as an Honors Program student.
Changing from Walk-In to Certificate-Track Status: The Two-Course Deadline
Walk-In Honors Students may gain Certificate-Track status by submitting the regular Honors Program Application (link at left). The requirements for Certificate-Track status are the same for all students.
Walk-In Honors Students must submit this application before they complete two Honors classes, even if they do not meet the GPA or English composition criteria for admission.
Students who do not meet the GPA or English composition requirement for Certificate-Track status may be admitted on probation, but the application must be complete in order to preserve eligibility for eventual admission, and students must begin working toward good standing. If you wish to submit a Certificate-Track application and have passed the two-course deadline, contact the Honors Program Office
The application is available in LRC 114, or may be downloaded from the link at left.