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Admission and Requirements

Requirements for first semester MSJC students to join the Honors Program:

  • Completion of the Honors Student Application.
  • Official transcripts demonstrating a 3.5 or better unweighted High School GPA or SAT 1890 (out of 2400), or SAT 1260 (out of 1600) or ACT 28 (out of 36).
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or principal familiar with your academic work or, for students returning to college after a period of time away from the classroom, a letter from an employer or community member who can attest to your work habits and motivation.
  • A personal letter responding to the questions in Part III of the application form.

Requirements for continuing or returning MSJC students to join the Honors Program:

  • Completion of the Honors Student Application.
  • Unofficial transcripts demonstrating completion of at least 12 units of transfer-applicable coursework at MSJC with a 3.3 GPA.
  • A personal letter responding to the questions in Part III of the application form.
  • Names of two MSJC faculty members familiar with your scholarship who will comment on behalf of your application to the program.

Requirements for Maintaining Membership in the Program:

  • Attendance at first available orientation following acceptance into the program.
  • Completion of English 101 by the end of their first semester in the Program.
  • Completion of Math 96 by the end of their second semester in the Program.
  • Maintain a 3.3 cumulative grade point average or a 3.3 semester grade point average. If you fall below this standard, meet with your coordinator to do a petition for continued eligibility.  We want you to succeed and will work with you to develop a strategy to help you to do so.
  • Enroll in one honors course each semester (with one semester off via petition).
  • Maintain a 3.0 honors grade point average.
  • Following acceptance into the Honors Program, each new Honors Program student is required to schedule an academic counseling session with one of the Honors program counselors: (Rosalva Amezcua(MVC), April Vrtis (MVC), Tatiana Somers (SJC) or Miranda Angeles (SJC).  Thereafter, academic counseling appointments must be scheduled once each semester with the Honors Counselor.
  • Conduct yourself in a manner reflecting credit on the Honors Enrichment Program.