Honors Program


Honors Program New Student Workshop Schedule: Spring 2019The 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.

Only Certificate-Track students are eligible for priority registration, UCI and UCLA library cards, Honors transfer, and Honors counseling. 

  • Students seeking to apply for Certificate-Track status must do so before completing two Honors classes regardless of GPA. 
  • Students planning to enter Saddleback College in Fall 2019 must complete steps 1 - 4 on www.saddleback.edu/admissions/New-Students and submit a Certificate-Track application by April 12 in order to be eligible for priority registration. Matriculation (Step 3) is mandatory for all Honors Program applicants even if their matriculation status is listed as "Not Required" by the college.

Applications for Certificate-Track status are accepted throughout the year. Interested students should not put off applying, because participation in Honors transfer partnerships may be jeopardized by a delay.  

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

Saddleback College Honors Program