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Honors Program

If you're a motivated student who is looking for unique opportunities to feed your intellectual curiosity and would like to transfer to a university, the honors program could be the resource you need. The honors program provides students with myriad opportunities to help them reach their
transfer and career goals.

Benefits include:

  • Preferred registration for classes at Chaffey College
  • Preparation for upper division and graduate-level academic work
  • Smaller classes that foster meaningful relationships with professors and peers
  • Intellectually stimulating curriculum
  • Opportunities to participate in local, state and national research conferences
  • Opportunities to publish original work in honors journals
  • University library access and invitations to special events
  • Scholarships and internships available upon application and verification of honors program status
  • Distinctive transcript notations indicating the honors course and grade
  • Certificate of completion of the honors program and acknowledgment at a special graduation ceremony
  • Honors transfer agreements with designated universities guaranteeing priority consideration or acceptance
  • Chaffey College is a participating member in the National Collegiate Honors Council, the Western Regional Honors Council and the Honors Transfer Council of California.


Current students

  •  A completed application
  • A 3.2 overall grade point average and 12 transferable units at Chaffey College
  • Enrollment in at least 12 units each semester
  • A nomination from a Chaffey College faculty member


Recent high school graduates

  • An unweighted 3.2 high school grade point average
  • Registration for 12 units at Chaffey College for the upcoming semester
  • Two letters of reference from high school instructors
  • A combined SAT score of 1000 or above or ACT score of 26 or higher or,
  • The successful completion of three advanced placement (AP) classes in high school with a grade of “B” or better


Program completion requirements

  • Submission of an intent to complete application
  • Enrollment in a minimum of two semesters
  • Participation in the honors program for at least two semesters
  • Maintenance of a GPA of 3.2 or better
  • Completion of 10 hours of on campus service or community service
  • Completion of 15 units in honors classes and contracts with a "B" or better
  • Completion of an associate degree or fulfillment of admissions requirements to a four-year institution



Ready for the challenge? Please fill out our web form to get started.

Honors Program Application


Transfer Opportunities

We have transfer agreements with many competitive universities. Visit the Honors Transfer Council of California to learn more.


Honors Contract Guidelines

  • The form should be written in legible handwriting, and the student must obtain the instructor’s signature. In addition to the signed contract, the student must submit the course syllabus, and a typed proposal of the research project. Everything must be submitted to the Honors Program office before the deadline.
  • The proposal must include the following: student’s name, ID number, the class, and the instructor’s name.


Please follow the following guidelines when developing your project proposal. Proposals that do not meet the requirements may not be approved, and student may be required to revise and resubmit the proposal.

  • Description of the research project: The student must describe in detail what the objection of the research project will be. The student should include research questions, a thesis statement, and at least five sources that will be used in the project. The research project should demonstrate the student’s ability to think critically, and grapple with complex concepts.
  • Description of an out of class activity: The student and instructor should agree upon an out of class activity that ideally pertains to the students’ project. Some examples include (but are not limited to): visiting an exhibit at a museum, attending a lecture at a college or university, participating in an awareness raising event.
  • Description of the presentation: The contract requires a 15-minute (minimum) presentation to the class. In disciplines where an oral presentation is inappropriate, the instructor and student may propose an alternative activity.


The contract must be turned in by the deadline. After the contract is received by the honors office, the Honors Committee will review the proposal and contract. Students and instructors will be notified about the status of the contract via email. If the proposal is approved, the student should move forward with completing project.

 The Honors Office will contact the instructor at the end of the semester to verify if the student completed the contract, and upon verification, the student will receive the honors notation on his/her transcript.


Chaffey College librarians will be happy to assist you with your researching needs.


Honors Program Contract

Please review the Chaffey College honors program contract to learn more about research project requirements.



Please let us know if you're planning to complete the honors program by filling out the honors program intent to complete form.