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Honors Program:

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I find the Honors Program office?

A: The Honors Program office is located in the Liberal Arts building, Room 107A. It includes: —An Internet-connected study area—The office of the program director and administrative assistant

When are Honors Program applications due?

A: There is no absolute deadline to apply to the Honors Program. The program accepts applications year-round.

Can I enroll in an honors course without being a member of the Honors Program?

A: Yes. We welcome students who are interested in honors courses.

If I complete an honors course, will there be any indication on my transcript?

A: Yes. Students who complete an honors course receive an "H" annotation beside that course on their transcript as well as recognition at graduation.

Can I count a previously completed honors course taken prior to my Honors Program membership toward the 15 letter-graded units I need to complete the program?

A: Yes. Those courses will be applied retroactively to your honors record and count towards program completion.

Is there a special counselor to help me with academic planning?

A: Yes. Michelle Minkler, Robert Waldren, and Marcella Hernandez are the Honors Program counselors on campus who advise honors students on their specific program needs. Please contact the Counseling Center at 949-451-5251 to schedule an appointment with one of the counselors.


Dr. Kay Ferguson Ryals
Honors Program Director
T: 949-451-5300

Michelle Minkler
Robert Waldren
Marcella Hernandez
Honors Program Counselors
T: 949-451-5251

Liberal Arts Building, Room LA 107A

Department Hours

Mon:​   8 am - 5 pm ​
​Tue: ​  8 am - 5 pm ​
​Wed: ​  8 am - 5 pm ​
​Thu:   8 am - 5 pm ​
​Fri:   8 am - 5 pm ​