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"I attribute my success as a transfer student to not only the long hours and hard work I put into studying, but also the supportive community that the Honors Program provided for me."

— Itzania, El Camino College

Who are we?

The HTCC is a consortium of over fifty honors programs in California community colleges.  Each is committed to serving the diverse population of California by offering highly motivated students academic engagement, enriched learning environments, and research opportunities.

What do we do?

We provide a forum for honors directors and counselors to share experiences and successful practices in dealing with talented and motivated students.

We hold an annual Honors Research Conference, which gives our students the opportunity to present the results of their work to a statewide audience. 

We negotiate transfer partnerships with colleges, universities, and upper-division honors programs nationwide. Students completing our programs enjoy enhanced transfer consideration with our partners. See our Transfer Partner pages for details.

We annually host a virtual Honors Transfer Fair to connect our transfer partners with our students, counselors, and directors.

We award scholarships and research prizes to community college honors students. 

Deadline October 9

How do community colleges become members?

Full membership is available to California community colleges that have operating honors programs; guest membership is available to those developing or considering the development of honors programs.

If you are interested in membership, please complete the HTCC Application. For more information, see the New To Honors page.

How do four-year schools become transfer partners?

For information on becoming one of our transfer partners, contact the Chair of Transfer Relations.

When are HTCC meetings?

We meet six times each year  (See the schedule here).  If you wish to attend, please email the HTCC President.

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