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Honors Application and Eligibility

Honors program applications are accepted year round. Honors courses have small class sizes, foster opportunities for critical thinking and explore complex concepts in depth. Interested? Learn about eligibility requirements and how to apply below.


Apply for the Honors Program

To apply for the Honors Program at MVC, please fill out the following forms in either format and send them as an attachment to You will hear back shortly.

In order to save the applications to your device for editing, right click on the application link and "Save Link As."

  • Special Petition Application for students who do not meet eligibility requirements and would still like to participate in the Honors program:


Eligibility Requirements for Current RCCD Students

To be eligible for the program, current RCCD students need:

  1. 3.0 GPA
  2. Completion of 9 transferable units
  3. Completed Honors Program Application


Eligibility Requirements for First-time College Students

To be eligible, incoming high school students and all other first-time college students need:

  1. 3.0 GPA
  2. Submit unofficial high school transcripts to verify GPA
  3. Completed RCCD application
  4. Completed Honors Program Application


Students must complete an honors orientation before or during their first semester in the program. Students who may be slightly below the GPA requirement may submit an appeal for admission (see the form) into the program. The coordinators will have the authority to make limited exceptions when a student's ability to benefit from and successfully complete the program is not accurately reflected by his or her transcripts.