About the Honors Program:
The Honors Transfer Alliance Program offers the opportunity for priority admission to many major universities throughout the state. A seminar-like atmosphere stems from the small class size (maximum of 21), leading to lively discussions between students and professors.
Students are encouraged to work closely with faculty to pursue creative and/or independent projects. The program also stresses writing, research and critical thinking skills. The course offerings are designed to facilitate transfer to a four-year university. We offer the services of 6 Honors Counselors to assist students in planning their courses.
Professor Vejea Jennings
661-722-6300, ext. 6710 - firstname.lastname@example.org - OF3 164
Asst. Professor Tamira Palmetto DeSpain
661-722-6300, ext. 6724 - email@example.com - T100F
Honors Program Frequently Asked Questions
Are honors classes more difficult?
Students actually tell us they believe honors classes are better rather than harder- they are more fulfilling because of the close interaction among faculty and students.
Will my grade point average go down if I take honors classes?
The opportunities for writing, for discussion, for help and feedback can make it easier to do well. And as your writing, research, and thinking skills improve, you'll see the benefits in your other classes as well.
What other advantages are there to being a member of the Honors Program?
See the benefits page for more information.
- Fall 2018 Presidents List.pdf
- Fall 2018 Deans List.pdf
- Spring 2018 Presidents List.pdf
- Spring 2018 Deans List.pdf
- Fall 2017 Presidents List.pdf
- Fall 2017 Deans List.pdf
- Spring 2017 Presidents List.pdf
- Spring 2017 Deans List.pdf
- Fall 2016 Presidents List.pdf
- Fall 2016 Deans List.pdf
- Presidents List Fall 2015
- Deans' List Fall 2015.pdf
Visit the Awards page for more award listings.
Honors Program Guidelines:
Maintain a 3.25 GPA (without earning under a “C” in any honors course)
Enroll in at least one honors course/option per semester (fall/spring)
Make appointments with an Honors counselor each semester (fall/spring)
Complete the requirements of any honors option contract and deadlines
HONORS APPLICATION: AVC Honors Application and flyer 2018 UPDATED.pdf
Honors Courses: Spring 2019 Honors Course Schedule.pdf
Honors Option Faculty List: Approved Honors Faculty for Honors Option_MAY18.pdf
Honors Recruitment Meetings
Honors Recruitment Meetings for Spring 2019 will be held in LS1 106 on the following dates:
February 7th, 3:30-4:30
February 14th, 3:30-4:30
February 28th, 3:30-4:30
If you are currently a high school student, please bring a copy of your high school transcript to the recruitment meeting.
The Honors program has rolling admissions, which means students can join anytime; however, completed Honors applications must be received by the following dates for priority registration for the following terms:
- Fall Term: March 15
- Spring Term: October 1
- Summer Term: March 15
Graduation and Transfer 2019
The Honors Convocation will be held Friday, May 10th in the Performing Art Theater.