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

Start your college career at a leading community college and save 30%-40%.

2 years at American Honors + 2 years at your dream school

What is American Honors?

A selective honors program at community colleges across the US. American Honors students are more competitive candidates for transfer to their best-fit schools.

  • Engaging honors academics
  • Transfer support from start to finish
  • Personalized student support
  • Community outside the classroom
  • Leadership & professional development
  • National transfer network of 4-year colleges & universities

American Honors offers direct admission into the program, as well as conditional admission and high school completion programs for international applicants. Availability differs by location.

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Who is American Honors?

Students with high potential, motivation, and grit. They are determined to earn their bachelor’s degree from a best-fit 4-year school by starting their college career at a leading community college.

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Why American Honors?

Students graduate with the skills and experiences needed for success at their best-fit 4-year schools.

Smart, but Different.

A new path to a bachelor’s degree with a lower overall cost and no compromises. Start at American Honors, go anywhere.

Extra Support.

Get the personalized support you need to succeed both inside and outside the classroom, and to transfer to a best-fit school.

Transfer Options.

One-on-one transfer advising from start to finish. Our national transfer network seeks out program graduates.


Same degree, lower cost. Spend less overall on a bachelor’s degree by starting at a community college.

of eligible transfer students applied to a 4-year institution

of applicants were admitted to a 4-year institution

of applicants were admitted to their dream school

of applicants were admitted to a top 100 college or university

Based on June 2014 student transfer survey

Where is American Honors?

We have a network of leading community colleges across the United States committed to helping great
students succeed. Wherever you decide to go, you’ll have all the benefits of being a part of a national
network of honors students motivated to transfer to a best-fit college.

New Jersey
New Jersey

Smart, Motivated, Fun


Students in the American Honors program create excitement outside of the classroom, too. From community service to game-nights, there’s never a dull moment.

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