The City College of San Francisco has long provided the diverse communities of the city with innovative educational programs. We offer the Honors Program to better serve high potential, high achieving students in San Francisco.

CCSF is one of the largest community colleges in the United States. Its size means that you, as a student, have many fields of study available to you, and courses are offered in depth. As CCSF is located in an international city, the faculty is very diverse, and many points of view and backgrounds are represented. Faculty are often recognized experts in their fields, with over 150 of them holding doctorates. CCSF draws many students planning to continue at various universities: CCSF has a high transfer rate to institutions such as the UC-Berkeley, UC-Davis, UC-Santa Cruz, San Francisco State University, and UCLA. Some of the campuses have special transfer tracks for students who have completed community college Honors programs.

 

  • Transfer Priority
  • Honors Degree Designation
  • Honors Courses and Events

While any CCSF student may take an honors course, to participate fully in the Honors Program and have your work recognized on your diploma, you need to meet ONE of the following criteria: 

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • SAT score of 1650 or higher, ACT score of 24 or higher
  • TOEFL score of 500 (PB+), 61 (IB+), 173 (CB+) or higher
  • Score of 4 or higher on AP classes in high school 

To remain in the program, you must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better. 

To receive an Honors designation on a certificate, you must complete at least 15 units in Honors. 

If you're ready to meet the Honors Program challenge, simply complete an Honors Program application (Sign Up Form) and return it to the Honors Program office. For your convenience, a blank application is available to print and complete if you click on the link to the left that says Forms and Helpful Handouts.

After completing the Honors Program the students will be able to:

  • Distinguish between the University of California, Los Angeles Transfer Alliance Program and the University of California, Berkeley’s Transfer Alliance Project.
  • Distinguish between the University of California, Los Angeles Transfer Alliance Program and Transfer Agreement Guarantee programs offered by various schools in the University of California System.
  • Distinguish between the University of California, Berkeley’s Transfer Alliance Project and Transfer Agreement Guarantee programs offered by various schools in the University of California System.
  • Distinguish between a CCSF course which is offering honors credit via an Honors Option Contract versus a course which is offering honors credit via an Honors Section.
  • Navigate the University of California, Los Angeles website to see what the average GPA is for students transferring from a California Community College to UCLA with special emphasis on the fact that some chosen majors are more selective than others.
  • Correctly fill out an Honors Option Contract by the deadline with an emphasis on the required signatures.
  • For those students interested in attending UCLA, correctly fill out a University of California, Los Angeles Transfer Alliance Program Certification Form with an emphasis on choosing a valid Alternate Major should one choose to do so.
  • Distinguish between General Education Requirements for Transfer (including the IGETC system) and Major Preparation Courses featured on Assist.org.
  • Understand the requirements for applying to speak at the Bay Honors Consortium’s Annual Community College Honors Student Research Symposium held at Stanford University and University of California, Berkley on alternating years.
  • Exhibit the SLOs featured in the Course Outlines of Records for honors courses when relevant to their course of study as well as the Honors Addenda and extension of those items specified on Honors Option Contract Forms.