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. 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, but applications must be submitted before students have earned grades in two Honors courses. Students seeking the shortest path to certificate completion should make sure they begin the program before completing ENG 1B.

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"The Community College and Honors Path to Transfer"

Selected Mondays and Tuesdays from 4 - 5:30 p.m.

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Topics covered:

  • The California Higher Education System
  • Strategies for Successful Transfer
  • The Honors Program and Transfer
  • More About Community College

Finding your way around Saddleback College for the first time?

Use the Saddleback College interactive map and the video tours created by the students of our local Phi Theta Kappa honor society chapter.

More About the Honors Program

Apply to the Honors Program

Learn what you need to apply to the Saddleback College 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 Certificate Requirements

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

Honors Transfer

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

Honor Societies

Whether or not you participate in the Honors Program, honor societies may enrich your experience at Saddleback.