Frequently Asked Questions
Regarding the Honors
Questions and Answers
Regarding Transfer from the Honors Program
How do I apply to get into the program?
Students apply to get into the program the semester before they are admitted. As soon as you meet the minimum criteria (see the "How to Apply" section of the site), pick up an application form and complete it. If you are accepted into the program, you will be admitted sometime later in the semester so that you can register for the following semester's Honors Seminar courses. Application deadlines typically fall in the 9th or 10th week of each semester. If you are not accepted into the program, you are always welcome to reapply the following semester for admission to the program. Application forms are available in the Honors Office, located in the LRC building, and also on this website.
I have some questions about the Program. Whom do I contact?
I am not yet in the Honors Program, but am thinking about applying. Can I take an Honors course to see what it is like?
Yes. You may enroll in one of the Honors Seminar courses (these are listed in the "Honors Courses and Curriculum" part of the site each semester) to experience the level of academic rigor and intellectual engagement that Honors Seminar Courses offer. To enroll in one of these courses if you are not in the Program, you need to contact one of the Honors Program Co-Coordinators. Due to budgetary restraints statewide, we have been unable to offer these kinds of classes at this time. Unfortunately, students who are not officially in the Honors Program may NOT take Honors Courses through the contract system.
special transfer benefits are Honors Students eligible
Most Honors classes satisfy G.E.
requirements and transfer to UC and CSU campuses, but in
addition, Honors students are eligible for several
special transfer benefits at participating universities.
CR's Honors Program has transfer agreements with a
number of notable four-year colleges, and each of those
agreements is different. In some cases benefits include
guaranteed acceptance, priority registration, and
guaranteed housing; in other cases, scholarships and
transfer directly into the university's Honors Program
are offered. Please consult the Honors Transfer Council of California's website for specific transfer information. It is linked on the left-hand side of this page.
How many Honors units do I
need to be eligible for these benefits?
Although you must complete 15 units
of Honors courses to have your transcript stamped with
"Honors Program Scholar" and to be eligible for special
transfer benefits, your DO NOT have complete 15 units to
reap the benefits of the Honors Program. Even one
Honors course on your transcript identifies you as
interested in pursuing a challenging education, not in
just getting by.
I want to transfer to a university and need some assistance. Whom do I contact?
What do I need to do
to stay in the program?
High school students need a 3.5
cumulative GPA to enter the program and all students need to maintain
a 3.3 GPA for courses taken at College of the Redwoods
to remain in the program. If your cumulative GPA falls
below 3.3, you will be allowed one semester to remain in
Honors (at probationary status) while you work on getting your GPA back up to at
least the minimum requirement. You also need to take at least 3 units of Honors coursework credit each semester to stay in the program. If, for whatever reason, you are unable to take 3 units of Honors credit one semester, you need to fill out a "Sabbatical Request" form and deliver it to the Honors Director.
Can I receive Honors credit for courses that I take on-line?
No. Our transfer agreements specifically state that Honors credit cannot be granted for on-line coursework.
How would I be recognized as
an Honors Scholar?
What happens if I am unable
to take an honors course some semester?
Come to the Honors office to fill
out an "Honors Sabbatical Request" form or submit one
electronically. This will hold your place in the program
for one semester so that you may return again to the
program the subsequent semester without need of
re-applying (provided you have maintained the required
GPA). If you do not enroll in an honors course and do
not submit a sabbatical form to the Honors Office, then
it's assumed that you do not intend to stay in the
program and your name will be dropped from the Honors
student list. The "Sabbatical Leave Request" form is located in the "Forms" section on the left side of this site.