Honors Transfer Program

The Skyline College Honors Transfer Program provides enhanced transfer and educational opportunities for highly motivated students who seek a challenging academic experience for intellectual and personal growth. The program provides special Honors sections of regular courses and seminars taught by outstanding instructors, as well as enriched cultural and leadership activities to help Honors students achieve their academic and personal goals. The Honors Transfer Program is a member of the Transfer Alliance Program of UCLA.

The program is committed to making it possible for Honors students to maximize their potential by expanding their intellectual capabilities, developing creative and critical thinking skills, practicing leadership skills, and opening new pathways to educational and personal quests

Some of the advantages of being in the Honors Transfer Program are enhanced transfer and educational opportunities in the form of scholarships, priority consideration to selective universities, honors recognition on transcript, leadership and community service activities, and cultural enrichment. In addition, students are taught by inspiring instructors in a stimulating environment among other students who seek intellectual challenges to prepare them to succeed in a university setting. Honors students work with a designated Honors counselor who provides them with academic and personal counseling in planning both short- and long-term educational and career goals.

Eligibility criteria for the program are:

  • Eligibility for English 100 and
  • Eligibility for Intermediate Algebra (Math 120)

And at least one of the following:

  • Minimum 3.5 high school GPA, or
  • Minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.25 in at least 9 units of college degree applicable courses.

Interested students who do not meet the eligibility criteria above may be admitted into the program on a provisional basis. In addition to the application form, these students must also:

  1. Be referred by an instructor or counselor, and
  2. Be interviewed by the Honors Coordinator and Honors Counselor

To complete the program, students must graduate with a minimum 3.25 overall GPA and a 3.25 GPA in at least 15 units/4 courses of Honors coursework. In addition, students must complete a 16-hour community service requirement. Each Honors course completed will be noted “Honors” on the student’s transcript. The designation of “Honors Transfer Program Graduate” will appear on the transcript and the degree, if applicable, of those students who complete the program. They will also be recognized at graduation. In addition, many universities recognize academic excellence as reflected by completion of the program.

For more information and an application form, contact John Ulloa, HTP Coordinator at (650) 738-7127, or email him at ulloaj@smccd.edu, or visit the Honors Transfer Program web page at www.skylinecollege.edu/honorstransfer/.