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The Citrus College Honors Transfer Program is designed to enhance the educational opportunities of those students who desire to go beyond the boundaries of the regular classes offered at Citrus College. The program provides an opportunity for highly motivated students to participate in an enriched academic environment that promotes close interaction with outstanding faculty and other honors students.

Why Join the Honors Transfer Program?

  • Small class sizes offering individualized interaction between faculty and students.
  • Academic and social interaction with other highly motivated and successful students.
  • The focus on academic excellence including critical thinking, communication skills, and academic inquiry. Honors coursework generally will be more writing, research and/or project intensive.
  • Citrus College's membership in the Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) increases the likelihood of a successful transfer application to UCLA.
  • Citrus College Honors has agreements with local colleges and universities that provide priority processing on transfer applications, as well as other benefits.
  • Honors identification on transcripts which offers advantages on transfer and employment applications.
  • Leadership and service to the college and the community are encouraged and supported.
  • Priority registration.
  • Opportunities to participate in Honors conferences and seminars.
  • Enhanced scholarship opportunities.
  • Honors Transfer Program Reception (recognition of students who complete the Honors Transfer Program).
  • Special recognition at graduation.

Eligibility and Requirements:

  • 3.5 high school weighted GPA and/or *3.25+ Citrus or college/university GPA in transfer, general education coursework (a 3.25 overall GPA must be maintained in order to remain in the program).
    *Application with a lower GPA may be approved on case-by-case basis
  • Eligibility for English 101 or completed English 101E
  • Completion of 5 Honors Program classes (at least 6 units per year)
  • Completion of 30 hours of community service (must be completed AFTER joining the Honors Program)
  • Meet with an Honors Transfer Program counselor at least once a semester

Expectations

The Honors Transfer Program has the following expectations of all honors student:

Before submitting an Honors Transfer Program application, if you would like to discuss the program to determine whether taking honors classes would be a fit. You can contact the following:
Brian Waddington, Honors Transfer Program Coordination, at bwaddington@citruscollege.edu
Eileen Sin Honors Transfer Program Counselor, by calling (626) 914-8530.
Olivia Canales, Administrative Staff Support at ocanales@citruscollege.edu

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