One-on-one mentoring and help from the honors coordinators and faculty in preparing
applications for university admissions and scholarships. Our honors counselors will
give you major assistance and key information about classes and teachers as well as
career goals and opportunities.
Transfer workshops to help you prepare applications and essays for transfer applications.
Cultural activities, college visits, and field trips. Take advantage of any of the
out of class excursions and events the program offers students.
Honors students experience a rich variety of learning approaches: small classes, seminars,
guest speakers, field trips, films, computer applications, experiments, group projects,
essays, peer critiques, student presentations and community service.
Leadership opportunities. You may be given a chance to serve on the Honors Faculty
Committee and become an Honors Student Mentor. There will also be opportunities to
hone leadership skills in your honors classes through group discussions and projects.
Honors students receive opportunities to participate in student research conferences
where students get to present original work (hosted by the Honors Transfer Council
of California during the spring semester) and have an abstract of their research published
in the conference publication Building Bridges. This is a great opportunity to become
a published author, and having a conference presentation on your resume looks terrific
at application time! Work with your faculty to identify and then prepare your abstracts,
and check the Honors Enrichment Program Canvas site for periodic updates.
Honors students who meet the eligibility criteria, can apply for the Honors Scholarship
which is only open to Honors students at our college. Three scholarships worth $500
each are given out every year to Honors students who demonstrate academic excellence,
leadership, and who have made important contributions to the Honors Program.
As an honors student, you qualify to apply for scholarship support from the HTCC (Honors
Transfer Council of California). Each spring, the HTCC awards over a dozen stipends
to the winning applicants, who must be members of honors programs belonging to the
As an honors student, you receive an early registration date at Mt. San Jacinto College,
allowing you to select those courses that most benefit your educational plan. Please
note there are some exceptions and some honors students may not qualify for early
Program members can utilize the designated Honors Spaces at the San Jacinto and Menifee
Valley Campuses to study, participate in review sessions, use the computers, meet
with Honors Mentors, and enjoy the fellowship of your honors colleagues.
And quite likely—you will make life-long friends who share your ambition and interests.
As an Honors Graduate, you will receive special recognition at graduation.
You will be recognized at the Honors Program Recognition Night held at the end of
the spring semester.
Honors Graduates receive recognitions such as a completion certificate, a plaque,
and special honors cords that can be worn at graduation.
Your personal résumé and curriculum vitae will be enhanced.
Graduation from our Program means you will be given special consideration when transferring
to institutions with which MSJC has honors agreements. You may be sought after by
prestigious private and public four-year colleges and universities.
Honors students are often candidates for special scholarships. Universities such as
UC Irvine and UCLA have numerous scholarships for transfer Honors Graduates. One scholarship
specifically for honors student graduates is the Honors Transfer Council Scholarship,
which are awarded to several honors students at the HTCC Conference held in the spring.
Several MSJC Honors Graduate students have received these scholarships over the past