The Saddleback College Honors Program is an interdisciplinary effort to develop potential, ability, and scholarship in highly motivated students of all backgrounds in all majors. We welcome and serve students of all religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, nationalities, gender identities, disability statuses, and economic backgrounds.

Explore the benefits the Honors Program can provide to you, whether as a "Walk-In" student taking advantage of only one or two Honors classes or as a "Certificate-Track" student eligible for priority registration, special transfer agreements, and other benefits.

No application is necessary to be a walk-in student; simply enroll in the Honors class you choose. For Certificate-Track status, we accept applications year-round. Students seeking the shortest path to certificate completion should make sure they begin the program before completing ENG 1B.

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More About the Honors Program

Honors Classes

Honors classes are not more work; they're different work.  Learn what is involved.

Honors Student Benefits

Smaller class sizes, Honors notation for completed courses, and more.

Honors Transfer

The Saddleback College Honors Program has over 30 transfer partners nationwide.

Honors Certificate Requirements

Completion of the Honors Program requires at least 15 units of graded coursework in areas of focus.

Conferences and Research

Honors students have the opportunity to work with faculty mentors on original research projects.