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Students granted General Admission to the Honors Program must satisfy Program Continuation Requirements to remain in the program from one academic year to the next. These requirements are designed to support robust ongoing student engagement with what the CRC Honors Program has to offer, ensuring that CRC Honors Students will succeed in their lower-division studies, enjoy enhanced transfer opportunities, succeed in their upper-division studies, and be competitive future candidates for graduate or professional school.

Continuation Reporting Form (CRF)

Honors Program Continuation Requirements

To continue in the CRC Honors Program from one academic year to the next (i.e. from 2021-22 to 2022-23 and forward), students who have been granted General Admission to the Program must:

  1. Enroll in, and successfully complete, at least one Honors course per regular term (fall and spring semester) or be granted a waiver. (Course Enrollment Requirement)
  2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher or undergo a successful qualitative review. (Academic Standing Requirement)
  3. Complete a minimum of five hours of program-approved academic enrichment activity per academic year. (Academic Enrichment Requirement)

Please find further information regarding these requirements in the notes below. As always, if you have any questions about our Honors Program, feel free to contact CRC Honors Coordinator Dr. Rick Schubert at

Note 1

The first of these requirements (i.e. (1) above) applies only until a student completes the 15-unit Honors Certificate that is the basis of some enhanced transfer opportunities. For example, completion of the Honors Certificate with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher qualifies an Honors student for priority admission to UCLA’s College of Letters and Science through the UCLA Transfer Alliance Program (UCLA TAP). UCLA TAP applicants have an approximately 300% higher rate of acceptance to UCLA’s College of Letters and Science than students who apply without the benefit of participation in the program. To participate in UCLA TAP transfer, an Honors student must satisfy the Program Continuation Requirements during each year they participate in the Honors Program.

Note 2

The second and third requirement (i.e. (2) and (3) above) apply to all CRC Honors Program students even if they have completed the Honors Certificate.

Note 3

Given our reciprocity agreements with the honors programs at our sister colleges in the Los Rios Community College District (American River College, Sacramento City College, and Folsom Lake College), you may apply up to six honors units you earn at those colleges to the satisfaction of your Course Enrollment Requirement at CRC. You may also apply up to six of these units to the completion of the 15-unit CRC Honors Certificate.

Note 4

Successful qualitative review mirrors the Honors Admissions Pathway Three General Admission program application process. Students who select this option will need to submit a personal statement and supporting information on the basis of which the Honors Program will determine whether the student will remain in good standing with the program. Note that students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher need not complete (and are not eligible for) qualitative review.

Note 5

Attendance at any Honors Program event, of which there are 2-3 each semester, counts towards the satisfaction of the academic enrichment activity requirement. The Program hopes every Honors student will attend these events. However, approved academic enrichment activities are not limited to attending Honors Program events. Attendance at the annual CRC-CPPE Fall Ethics Symposium (co-sponsored by the Honors Program) also counts towards the satisfaction of the academic enrichment activity requirement. Attendance at any CRC Transfer Center event (but not individual meetings with transfer representatives) counts towards the satisfaction of the academic enrichment activity requirement. Additional activities, which are judged on a case-by-case basis, may be accepted by successful petition.

Note 6

The academic year begins in summer and ends in spring. Honors coursework completed during the summer may be applied to the satisfaction of the Course Enrollment Requirement for the immediately following fall or spring. Academic enrichment activity completed during the summer applies to the satisfaction of the Academic Enrichment Requirement for the year of which it is a part.