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Honors Program:

Admissions & Requirements

Due to IVC campus policies in response to COVID-19, the Honors Program is accepting applications only by email. For revised application instructions and the application, please select one of the following options: 

The IVC Honors Program accepts applications year-round.  However, deadlines do exist for priority registration privileges.  In order to receive priority registration, applicants must submit the application with all requirements by the following dates:

  • For spring priority registration: September 1
  • For summer priority registration: March 1
  • For fall priority registration: the mid-April deadline set by the Freshman Advantage program


For special consideration by transfer institutions and for recognition on the IVC academic transcript, Honors Program students must accomplish the following.

Coursework: Students must complete a minimum of five honors 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 also complete two honors courses per year (after admittance to the program) in order to maintain good standing and must complete at least two of the five honors classes prior to their final spring semester. Although students can earn credit towards completion with honors courses taken at other colleges, a minimum of 3 honors courses and 9 honors units must be taken at IVC. To be eligible for transfer agreements, students must complete these course requirements by the end of the spring semester before transfer.

GPA: Students must maintain a 3.25 GPA in their UC-transferable coursework and a 3.25 GPA in their honors courses; for UCLA TAP consideration, students must attain a 3.5 overall GPA.

Portfolio: Students must submit an Honors Student Learning Portfolio within 2 weeks after completing Honors Program course requirements or within 2 weeks after completing their final semester at IVC. For the portfolio requirements and relevant document, click here.