ARC Honors Program Office

One of the many benefits of being an Honors student is that you have direct access to Counselors that are dedicated to the honors program. To meet with an Honors counselor all you would need to do is make an appointment through the  Counseling Center either by walking in or calling (916) 484-8572. Additionally, one of the benefits of working with an Honors Counselor is you can book your appointment directly with that counselor, often allowing you to see a Counselor more quickly. 

To book an appointment directly with an Honors Counselor please call and/or email the Honors Counselor (information Provided below). You will need to mention that you are an Honor student, your name, student ID number, a current phone number, and reason for the appointment. If you receive their voicemail please leave a detailed message providing this information.

Michelle Kientz
Honors Counselor
(916) 484-8572
KientzM@arc.losrios.edu

Honors Class Schedules

Fall 2019

The information is current as of June 2019 and is subject to change. For details about days, times, locations, instructors, and textbooks please view the Online Class Schedule.

ASTR 481 - Honors Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology and Lab
ENGWR 480 - Honors College Composition/UMOJA SAKHU
ENGWR 480 - Honors College Composition
ENGWR 480 - Honors College Composition/PUENTE
HIST 483 - Honors History of the US to 1865
POLS 481 - Honors Introduction to Government: United States
NUTRI 481 - Honors Cultural Foods of the World
PSYC 480 - Honors General Principles of Psychology

Spring 2020 (projected)

The information is current as of June 2019 and is subject to change. For details about days, times, locations, instructors, and textbooks please view the Online Class Schedule.

ANTH 481 Honors Cultural Anthropology
BIOL 482 Honors Marine Biology
CISP 480 Honors Introduction to Structured Programming
ENGWR 480 Honors College Composition
ENGWR 482 Honors Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking
HIST 484 History of the United States - Honors
POLS 480 Introduction to International Relations - Honors
PSYC 481 Honors Abnormal Behavior
SOC 480 Introductory Sociology - Honors

Fall 2020 (projected)

The information is current as of June 2019 and is subject to change. For details about days, times, locations, instructors, and textbooks please view the Online Class Schedule.

ASTR 481 - Honors Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology and Lab
ENGWR 480 - Honors College Composition/UMOJA SAKHU
ENGWR 480 - Honors College Composition
ENGWR 480 - Honors College Composition/PUENTE
HIST 483 - Honors History of the US to 1865
POLS 481 - Honors Introduction to Government: United States
NUTRI 481 - Honors Cultural Foods of the World
PSYC 480 - Honors General Principles of Psychology

Honors Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible to participate in the ARC Honors Program if

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

Have an ENGWR 300 placement or
Have an ENGWR 300 placement and 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 PREP for Honors

If you don't meet these requirements, you may submit a PREP for Honors (Pre-Requisite Re-Evaluation Petition) to the Honors Coordinator by one of the deadlines indicated below. Please click on the appropriate link below for details about the PREP for Honors for high school students and returning students.

 PREP for Honors SUBMISSION DEADLINES

TERM SUBMISSION DEADLINES 
DETERMINATION DATES
Fall First Friday in April Third Friday in April
First Friday in August Third Friday in August
Spring  First Friday in November First Friday in December
First Friday in December Second Friday in January

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.

Contact Honors Program

Associate Vice President of Instruction & Learning Resources: Dr. Charles "Kale" Braden
Coordinator: Bill Zangeneh-Lester
Phone: (916) 484-8914
Email: ZangenW@arc.losrios.edu
 
Clerk: Elizabeth Fronefield
Phone: (916) 484-8270      
Email: FroneFe@arc.losrios.edu

Hours

Honors Coordinator:
Wednesday and Thursday
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Davies Hall Room #369
Online
Wednesday and Thursday
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Honors Clerk Hours:
 
Monday – Thursday
10:00 - 2:00 pm

Location

Portable village Rm# 607E

PREP for Honors

for high school students

Placement Petition

PREP for Honors

for college students

Placement Petition