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Honors Institute

Honors Scholar Program

The Honors Scholar Program is designed to prepare students who intend to transfer and earn their baccalaureate degree. Upon completion of the program, students earn the recognition of " Honors Scholars" and is noted on their official college transcript.


  1. Complete 23 Honors Units
    • Must complete a minimum 23 units of Foothill College honors courses  (at least 12 honors units need to be completed by the end of fall quarter prior to transferring)
      • Courses must come from at least two different departments
      • Earn a C or better in all honors courses
      • Maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA in honors courses
  2. Service Leadership
    • Participate in activities that benefits others and the community
  3. Check-in with an Academic Counselor on a quarterly basis


In addition to receiving transcript notation, students who fulfill the Honors Scholar criteria are eligible to participate in university transfer agreements exclusive to the Honors Program. Students who become Honors Scholars may receive priority consideration to the following institutions:


If you are interested in the Honors Scholar Program and have not submitted an application to the Honors Institute, you can submt an application today to gain access to honors courses.

For students who are completing the Honors Scholar criteria, please complete the petition and service learning report form and submit during the Spring term prior to transfer .


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Honors Institute

 (650) 949-7061


Fall 2020 Office Hours

Tuesdays 3-4pm

Wednesdays 12-1pm

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