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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:

Petition for Honors Scholar


For students who are completing the Honors Scholar criteria by Spring 2021, the petition window to submit a petition and report your service learning will open Monday, April 5, 2021 and is  due Monday, May 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM (Pacific). Please return to this page during that time. 


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Honors Institute

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Winter 2021 Office Hours

Tuesdays: 3pm - 4pm 
Wednesdays: 1pm - 2pm