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Honors Program:

Honors Frequently Asked Questions

Q: 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
Q: When are Honors Program applications due?
A: There is no absolute deadline to apply to the Honors Program. The program accepts applications year-round.  
Q: 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.
Q: 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.
Q: 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.  
Q: Is there a special counselor to help me with academic planning?
A: Yes. Michelle Minkler is the Honors Program counselor on campus who advises honors students on their specific program needs. Please contact the Counseling Center at (949) 451-5251 to schedule an appointment with her.


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

Michelle Minkler
Honors Program Counselor
T: 949-451-5251

Liberal Arts Building, Room LA 107A

Department Summer Hours

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