Honors Program

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

Honors students include

  • Certificate-Track Students, 
    who must submit an application to the Honors Program in order to earn the Honors Certificate and be eligible for priority registration, Honors Counseling, and participation in Honors transfer partnerships, and
  • Walk-In Students,
    who want to take only one or two Honors courses, for which no application is required.

If you are interested in Certificate-Track status, you should apply as soon as possible. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Successful Honors transfer may be postponed or even impossible after a delay.

If you are a Walk-In Student wanting to change to Certificate-Track status, you must file an application before two Honors classes are completed, whether or not you believe you are eligible based on GPA or other factors. Success in Honors classes and recommendations from Honors faculty are considered favorably in our holistic application review process. 

Apply Now! The list of information and documents you will need for the application is at https://www/saddleback.edu/uploads/honors/pdf/appdocs.pdf.


  For more information: The Community College and Honors Path to Transfer

Link to Community College and Honors Path to Transfer Video Our one-hour informational workshop for prospective students has been converted to a video and is available on YouTube
It gives an overview of the transfer system in California, gives guidance on how to prepare for transfer, discusses bringing the Honors Program into your preparation, and provides information on how to start at Saddleback College.