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Honors Eligibility Requirements


You are eligible to participate in the ARC Honors Program if you

•·         are eligible for ENGWR 300 and have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher or

•·         are eligible for ENGWR 300 and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in nine units of transfer-level coursework or

•·         have a score of 90 or higher on an ARC writing placement test taken prior to February 1, 2018 or

•·         have an Honors placement at another community college (please bring documentation to the Honors Program Office, 607E in the Portable Village)

If you don't meet these requirements, you may submit a challenge to the Honors Coordinator by one of the deadlines indicated below. Please click on the appropriate link below for details about the challenge process for high school students and returning students.



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Challenge Process for College Students

Challenge Process for High School Students

Honors Certificate Eligibility

ARC students are eligible for the Honors Transfer Certificate by completing 15 units of approved Honors coursework. Students who successfully complete five Honors courses receive a transcript notation showing that they have earned the certificate.

In addition to the transcript notation, completion of the certificate with a 3.5 or better GPA makes a student eligible for enhanced prospects for transfer to competitive schools through the ARC Honors Program's partnerships with UCLA, UC Irvine, and other public and private four-year institutions. These enhanced transfer partnerships are ONLY available to students who complete the certificate requirements with the minimum GPA, and are in addition to transfer admission guarantees (TAG) or transfer admission agreements (TAA) offered through ARC.