Community College Honors Programs
The Honors Transfer Council of California (HTCC) negotiates special transfer agreements linking community college honors/scholars' programs to specific universities, large or small, public or private.
Students completing these programs enjoy enhanced transfer consideration at the partner-campus, for example, guaranteed or priority acceptance, special scholarships, housing priority, and a range of other academic and social benefits such as library privileges even before transfer.
One of the requirements to be admitted to an Honors Program is the High School cumulative grade point average (GPA).
The High School Cumulative GPA includes all courses 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade; repeated courses are averaged; and an extra (0.025) point is given for AP classes only. This GPA is used by Community Colleges for entrance into their Honors programs (typically a 3.00 to 3.50 is required).