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Honors Institute

Honors Institute
Honors Institute Members

Honors Course Enrollment

We do not require a separate program application to enroll in honors courses. Unless there is a prerequisite, honors courses are open to all students. Students can self-enroll through Myportal  if space is available. Once enrolled, students are encouraged to register  with us to receive additional support.

Our Mission 

The mission of the Foothill College Honors Institute is to nurture student growth by cultivating intellectual curiosity, fostering educational aspirations, and promoting engagement through an inclusive community dedicated to scholarly excellence and social consciousness. The Foothill College Honors Institute is dedicated to advancing equity in education for all. 

The Honors Difference 

Experience specialized courses, special focus seminars, exposure to exciting cultural opportunities, and transfer scholarship opportunities. You are in good hands with the Honors Institute. Our very own counselors, faculty and staff will work with you every step of the way.

You can also increase chances of being accepted to UCLA's College of Letters and Sciences.

70-95% of TAP students are admitted to UCLA versus 14-20% of all other transfer applicants.

Transfer Students

Universities are looking for a few outstanding students who do more than the minimum and actively pursue our honors students.

We are one of only a handful of northern California colleges participating in the prestigious UCLA TAP (Transfer Alliance program).

Plus, you'll have the opportunity to complete the Honors Scholar Program and become eligible for:

  • Priority admission consideration if applying to UCLA College of Letters and Science
  • $4000 or $7000 scholarship if transferring to CSU Stanislaus
  • Guaranteed admission to CSU East Bay and San Francisco State University
  • Priority admission consideration if applying to UC Irvine Honors Program; guaranteed housing

Honors Research Events

Each year the Bay Honors Consortium hosts its annual Honors Research Symposium alternating at either Stanford or UC Berkeley. The symposium provides an opportunity for community college honors students to present their original research and to have their work published in The Journal of the Bay Honors Consortium.

Honors Courses

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Honors Institute

 (650) 949-7061


Fall 2020 Office Hours

Tuesdays 3-4pm

Wednesdays 12-1pm

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