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 over 30%.*

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 is interested in attracting our students.

of eligible students applied to three or more 4-year institutions

of applicants were admitted to a 4-year institution

of applicants were admitted to their dream school

of applicants were admitted to a top 200 college or university

Based on Student Transfer Survey (2015)


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

Get Through in Two

Don't spend more time and money than you need. American Honors students are over 4.5 times more likely to graduate on time.

Earn Credits That Count

Don't waste money re-taking classes. We spend over 1000 hours each year helping faculty create honors-level courses.

Lower Your Overall Cost

American Honors students can save over 30% on the overall cost of earning a bachelor's degree.

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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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