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               NOTE: Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the on-campus Honors Center is currently closed. You may reach us at for questions and scheduling Honors counseling appointments. Honors Counseling Appointments may also be scheduled via the Online Honors Appointment Scheduler.                                                               Virtual Honors Center: Contact the Virtual Honors Center where you can reach an Honors staff member live via Zoom or phone. Virtual Honors Center hours are Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday (12pm - 4pm), and Wednesday (2pm - 6pm). (Note that the Virtual Honors Center will not be available from December 21, 2020 through January 3, 2021 for the holidays.) During those hours, you may receive live assistance from an Honors staff member by following this link:,  or dialing +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll).  If asked for, the meeting ID is 567-896-817.
              We are still accepting and reviewing Honors Program applications online, so apply if interested. See the link below, or visit our Admission to Honors page to start your application today. Wishing you health and peace during this unique period!

The Honors Program

            The program was established in order to meet the needs of motivated students with a strong academic record. The program offers honors sections of transferable general education and major preparation courses that provide an enriched curriculum, seminar-based instruction, close interaction with honors program faculty, and special projects and activities. Honors courses strengthen students’ college transcripts and increase their chances for transfer to four-year institutions. Check out this video for more information on why you should consider applying to the Mt. SAC Honors Program today!

Benefits of the Honors Program

  • Membership in a learning community of motivated, well-prepared students
  • Small classes (average 20 students)
  • Increased interaction with faculty
  • Participation in transfer agreements to UCLA, UC Irvine and other universities
  • Use of the Honors Center for studying
  • Specialized academic advising and counseling from the Honors Educational Advisor and Counselor
  • Opportunity to present research at annual undergraduate research conferences
  • Library privileges at UCLA and UC Irvine
  • Opportunity for recognition as an Honors Certified Scholar

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice in Honors

          The Mt. SAC Honors Program commits itself to providing an inclusive and diverse academic community. It is our belief that such an environment is necessary for the well-being of our students, staff, and faculty members. To provide this atmosphere where all members of our community can thrive, we strive to combat racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and the systemic forces that negatively impact marginalized populations. It is our goal to create a community where all individuals feel welcomed, respected, and heard.

          We recognize that building this environment will not occur overnight, nor will it happen automatically. It will take time and purposeful directed action. It will take more than a statement reaffirming our commitment. However, we consider it a privilege to work with our community in this ongoing effort towards equity and justice.

          In this continuous endeavor, the Honors Program is taking action to address issues and develop solutions. To review and improve our program, we are collaborating with the various Mt. SAC Equity Programs and implementing processes, activities and events based on those discussions to improve Honors student equity and success. Additionally, the Honors Program is hiring a diverse group of Honors student ambassadors to provide outreach and support. We are also supporting Mt. SAC’s chapter of the international honors society, Phi Theta Kappa, in their equity-focused projects. Finally, because the core foundations of our program are built upon diverse perspectives and the exchange of ideas, we are ensuring that our Honors Center is an inclusive safe space for ALL members of the Mt. SAC community.

2021 Honors Scholars Awards Celebration - Virtual Edition

Every year, we host the Honors Scholars Awards Celebration to celebrate the accomplishments of our transferring and/or graduating Honors students who have completed their Honors Scholars Certification.  Follow this link to watch this year's virtual celebration!!

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Check out our eligibility requirements or click on the Apply Now button below to access the online application.  

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