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Honors Program:

How to Join

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Honors Program Application Form.pdf

Students who are interested in joining the Honors Program may apply as follows:

ENTERING FRESHMEN

(Students with less than one full semester at IVC)

Apply to IVC and complete the matriculation process

  • Establish Writing 1 eligibility through evaluation by the IVC Matriculation and Assessment Office
  • Submit an application packet containing:
  • A signed, completed Honors Program application form with personal statement responding to application prompt
  • Official high school transcript reflecting a cumulative 3.25 non-weighted academic GPA
  • A signed, sealed letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or counselor

The Honors Program may waive the GPA and/or Writing 1 eligibility requirements for new students who submit proof of an SAT score of 1890 or ACT 28. This policy is for Honors Program admittance only and will not affect the student's course placement as determined by the IVC assessment process.

CONTINUING STUDENTS

(Students with one or more completed semesters of college work)

  • Establish Writing 1 eligibility through completion of course prerequisite OR through evaluation by the IVC Matriculation and Assessment Office
  • Submit an application packet containing:
  • A signed, completed Honors Program application form with personal statement responding to application prompt
  • Unofficial transcripts from IVC and all other attended colleges, reflecting a cumulative 3.25 GPA on 12 or more units of transfer applicable coursework
  • The names of three faculty from IVC or Saddleback College who have agreed to recommend you to the program

TRANSFER STUDENTS

(Students with one or more completed semesters of college work)

  • Establish Writing 1 eligibility through completion of course prerequisite OR through evaluation by the IVC Matriculation and Assessment Office
  • Submit an application packet containing:
  • A signed, completed Honors Program application form with personal statement responding to application prompt
  • Unofficial transcripts from all attended colleges, reflecting a cumulative 3.25 GPA on 12 or more units of transfer applicable coursework
  • Three signed, sealed letters of recommendation from faculty from other colleges attended

Please note: Special application rules apply to students who already have a bachelor's degree or who have completed over 40 units of college work.

The IVC Honors Program accepts applications year-round. However, deadlines do exist for priority registration privileges.

Submit all application materials to the IVC Honors Program Office. Do not use a testing or transcript mail service for supporting materials.

Applications are available on the website, the Honors Program Office, Room A209; and in the Honors Study Lounge, Room A201A.

Application to the Honors Program does not constitute application to Irvine Valley College. Students must apply to IVC separately and prior to applying to the Honors Program.

Students who are applying on the basis of their high school transcript must establish Writing 1 eligibility through the IVC Assessment Office by means of either an assessment test or official evaluation of their AP scores. To schedule an appointment, call (949) 451-5315.

For more information regarding the Matriculation and Assessment process, click the link below:

http://admissions.ivc.edu/matriculation

COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS:

For special consideration by transfer institutions and for recognition on the transcript, Honors Program students must complete a minimum of five courses and 15 letter-graded units of honors-designated coursework during their academic career at IVC (courses taken on a credit/no-credit basis do not fulfill Honors Program requirements). Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.25; they must also achieve a 3.25 GPA in their honors courses. Students may not take all five of the required honors courses in the spring semester prior to transfer.

Contact

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

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

E: honorsprogram@ivc.edu
Liberal Arts Building, Room LA 107A

 
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