American Honors Program

A nationally recognized honors program for students who want to earn bachelor's degrees from great schools.

We are pleased to offer the American Honors Program at Shoreline Community College beginning in Fall 2016!

American Honors is a selective, nationally-recognized honors program for students who want to transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree.

The Honors Program at Shoreline Community College is designed to offer a challenging curriculum for students planning to transfer to four-year institutions of higher learning or who simply wish to deepen their college experience. Students have the opportunity to work on in-depth projects in specific academic disciplines and to create a community of scholars with whom to share their ideas.

Students accepted into American Honors enter into a tight-knit community that provides them with additional resources, knowledge, and support both inside and outside the classroom that help them to successfully transfer and thrive at a 4-year university.

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As an American Honors student, you will:

  • Take some small classes with other Honors students
  • Engage in professional development and resume-building activities
  • Participate in honors seminars and honors council
  • Receive personalized advising on course selection and academic planning from a Shoreline Community College advisor
  • Have a dedicated Honors success coach who provides you with 1:1 goal-planning and transfer coaching from start to finish
  • Have access to the growing American Honors National Transfer Network


As an American Honors student, you will be:

  • Aspiring to transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree
  • Beginning your first year of college or have earned fewer than 45 college credits
  • Motivated, determined, and perseverant
  • Seeking extra guidance and one-on-one support
  • Looking to distinguish yourself and stand out in college

Top universities across the country encourage students to apply to their schools for transfer:

Honors Transfer MapThese schools know that American Honors program graduates are:

  • Academically prepared and ready to take on upper level coursework since they’ve already earned an associate’s degree with an honors distinction.
  • Leaders/community builders; they’ve likely participated in volunteer projects, honors council, mentorship programs or other American Honors activities outside the classroom.
  • Motivated to succeed – not only to earn their bachelor’s degree, but also to excel at careers they are passionate about. They’ve taken advantage of the professional development opportunities with American Honors.

View the current list of schools in our growing national transfer network and see the complete details on the program tuition and fees for the American Honors program.

How much does it cost to enroll in the American Honors program?

American Honors provides additional resources and opportunities to enhance the community college experience. The cost for American Honors is priced below the average 4-year university tuition, but above the community college tuition and fees. Visit the Admissions section of for complete details on the program tuition and fees.

How do I apply?

Apply for the American honors program

  • There is no application fee.
  • Be sure to have digital versions of your most recent transcript(s) and relevant test scores available (e.g. SAT/placement tests).
  • The admissions process is holistic. We consider students’ academic and non-academic achievements, as well as their aspirations.