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Honors Eligibility & Requirements

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Honors Program Eligibility

New and Continuing Mission College Student Requirements
  • Completion of ENG 001A or 001AX (or equivalent) with a B or better
  • Completion of 9 UC/CSU transferable units
  • 3.25 transferable GPA


  • A Bachelors Degree with a 3.0 GPA
First-time Freshman Requirements
  • Eligible for ENG 001A or 001AX via Placement Tool or AP scores
  • 3.5 High School GPA (unweighted)

If you do not meet the continuing student or freshman requirements, please contact the Honor Program Coordinator at to discuss possible provisional admission.

West Valley College Honors Transfer Program students are guaranteed admission but still must complete the Honors Program application and join OrgSync.  More information regarding West Valley's program can be found HERE.

Participation Requirements
To maintain active membership in the Honors Program, students must:
  • Complete an orientation and an educational plan (click HERE for more information). 
  • Maintain 3.25 or higher cumulative GPA
  • Recommended: Enroll in at least two Honors courses each year. 

Honors Scholar Requirements

As a member of the Honors Program, you have the opportunity to graduate as an Honors Scholar, one of the highest academic awards granted by Mission College. To become an Honors Scholar, Honors students must:

  • Maintain a 3.25 or higher GPA
  • Complete a minimum of 15 units of Honors coursework (at least 9 units must be completed at Mission College) 
  • Recommended: COU 017, Transfer Sucess and Life Transitions or COU 007H, University Transfer Planning – Honors