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Honors Institute

What We Offer

Honors students a symposium event

A Dynamic Educational  Curriculum

Honors isn't just about completing an extra assignment or two.

Honors is about participating in stimulating discussions within a small group and with top-notch instructors who are experts in their field. It's about digging deeper, not skimming the surface. It's an experience you won't forget!

I believe that the Honors Institute is the heart and soul of the scholastic experience for any dedicated student at Foothill College.

- Ellie Chambers (transferred to UC Berkeley)

Experience specialized courses, special focus seminars, exposure to exciting cultural opportunities, and transfer scholarship opportunities. You are in good hands with the Honors Institute. Our very own counselors, faculty and staff will work with you every step of the way.

You can also increase chances of being accepted to UCLA's College of Letters and Sciences.

70-95% of TAP students are admitted to UCLA versus 14-20% of all other transfer applicants.

Transfer Students

Universities are looking for a few outstanding students who do more than the minimum and actively pursue our honors students.

We are one of only a handful of northern California colleges participating in the prestigious UCLA TAP (Transfer Alliance program).

Plus, you'll have the opportunity to complete the Honors Scholar Program and become eligible for:

  • Priority admission consideration if applying to UCLA College of Letters and Science
  • $4000 or $7000 scholarship if transferring to CSU Stanislaus
  • Guaranteed admission to CSU East Bay and San Francisco State University
  • Priority admission consideration if applying to UC Irvine Honors Program; guaranteed housing

Honors Research Events

Each year the Bay Honors Consortium hosts its annual Honors Research Symposium alternating at either Stanford or UC Berkeley. The symposium provides an opportunity for community college honors students to present their original research and to have their work published in The Journal of the Bay Honors Consortium.

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