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Honors Enrichment Program Benefits

  • 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 HTCC.
  • 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 registration.
  • 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.

Completion Benefits

  • 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 several years.

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