In order to graduate from the Honors Transfer Program, the following C.O.R.E. requirements are either in progress or completed for students:

You must complete an Honors contract course, which solidifies student intent to work on a research project of your choice with an instructor of one of your classes. See this sample of a student’s journey to graduate from the Honors Transfer Program.

There is no GPA requirement to join the Honors Transfer Program. In order to complete and graduate from the program, you must have a 3.25.

IDST 105 is required for all Honors students to take in their first year after being admitted into the program. If you haven't taken one yet, please make sure that you sign up for a section in Spring 2024

  • Taking IDST 105 allows you to do Honors contract courses during summer sessions
  • As of Spring 2024, IDST 105 is CSU/UC-transferable, and it is 1 unit.
  • You can sign up for an online, asynchronous section of IDST 106 with Prof. Susanne Schubert or an in-person class with Janice Sapigao (Weds from 3-4:05pm).
  • IDST 106 course description: For Honors Transfer Program students, this seminar further develops their mastery of interdisciplinary theory, research methodologies, project planning, and critical inquiry. Students are introduced to incorporating primary sources and to contribute a scholarly article for publication in an undergraduate research journal as they develop and complete a more advanced research project. Emphasis on mentoring IDST 105 students, and the pursuit of more original and independent research.
    • IDST 106 is for students who've already completed IDST 106.
    • IDST 106 is CSU/UC-transferable, and it is 1 unit.
  • Both Seminars count towards your 15 units of Honors credits.

What counts as community service? Some of you may already be doing it.

  • Enact mutual aid:
    • People giving each other material support
    • Take responsibility and care for other people
    • Not charity, symbolic, or temporary
    • Taking action that understands your work is part of a system
    • Collaborative, connected, open to change

So, how can I get my 16 hours of mutual aid?

  • Document and reflect on taking care of younger siblings or sick family members
  • Plan a workshop for your community or classmates about voting rights, rights of undocumented workers and students, etc.
  • Attend community events in the arts, political education, poetry readings, food drop-offs and summarize what you learned
  • Many of our students volunteer for the Food Distribution at Skyline College