Students who have high educational goals and are interested in courses designed to appeal to the imagination and challenge the intellect will find the Cerro Coso Community College Honors Program the place to be. Students should apply to the Honors Program if they are stimulated by ideas, tend to be skeptical of definite answers or easy solutions, and are in pursuit of an education and not just a degree.
To be eligible for the Honors Program, a graduating high school student must attain a cumulative 3.25 GPA or higher and be eligible for English 101.
All new students must submit a completed application with two letters of recommendation from high school instructors or, in the case of home schooling, a letter from two persons knowledgeable about the student's ability.
To be eligible for the Honors Program, a continuing Cerro Coso student must attain a cumulative 3.25 GPA or higher, including at least 12 units of UC transferable courses from three or more disciplines, be eligible for English 101, and submit a completed application.
Note: a student may enroll in honors courses prior to acceptance into the Honors Program.
To be certified as an Honors Program transfer student or graduate, a student must
To remain in good standing, Honors Program students must maintain at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA and complete at least one honors course or contract per year until 16 honors units are completed. If the cumulative GPA falls below a 3.25, students have one semester to recover it. After two semesters below a 3.25, students will be removed from the Honors Program. Students may request reinstatement once the minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA is regained. No honors units earned will be lost. Students who do not make annual progress toward completing the required 16 honors units will be removed from the program. They may request reinstatement once they meet with Karee Hamilton and outline a plan for completing 16 honors units. To remain in good standing and eligible for the benefits and privileges of the program, Honors Program students must be free of student conduct charges.
To apply to the Honors Program, students must submit a completed application form to the Honors Coordinator, Dr. Christine Swiridoff, or the Honors Program Counselor, Karee Hamilton. If coursework was completed at another institution, transcripts must be provided.
High school students applying before their first year at Cerro Coso must submit a copy of their high school transcripts.
For further information and application forms, please contact the Honors Coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some benefits of TAP are:
The scholarship is an award of $1,000 to an excellent local high school graduating senior who has been accepted to the Cerro Coso Community College Honors Program and who attends Cerro Coso in the fall semester. To receive the scholarship, the recipient must remain eligible for acceptance into the program after awarding of fall grades.
The Faculty Honors Scholarship for a Transferring Student is awarded in the spring for a student who has completed the Honors Program and has been accepted at a four-year college or university. The scholarship awards $500.
The Faculty Honors Research Scholarship supports Honors Program students who present their work at the Honors Transfer Council of California Student Research Conference at UC Irvine. The scholarship pays all expenses associated with attendance at the conference.
Any Honors Program student who presents at the HTCC Student Research Conference should contact the Honors Program Coordinator.