Spring 2019 Honors Course Schedule.pdf

Approved Honors Faculty for Honors Option_MAY18.pdf


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.

Honors Coordinators:

Professor Vejea Jennings

    661-722-6300, ext. 6710 - vjennings@avc.edu - OF3 164

Asst. Professor Tamira Palmetto DeSpain

    661-722-6300, ext. 6724 - tpalmetto@avc.edu - T100F


Honors Awards

Visit the Awards page for more award listings.

Important Dates

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




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.

Last updated: December 10, 2018