A selective honors program offered at leading community colleges across the US for students committed to earning their bachelor’s degree.

Honors Academics

Honors academics are offered by the 2-year college. Honors classes help students explore connections between disciplines and achieve higher level learning outcomes. Students will develop and practice skills necessary to succeed at their 4-year transfer school and build a foundation for career success.

Motivated Peers & Top Faculty

Take classes with high-achieving, ambitious students who want to be challenged and to develop critical thinking skills. Peers are dedicated and committed to transferring to a top US university. Honors professors are experts in their subject area and many have advanced degrees.


Higher Expectations, Deeper Connections

Students develop digital literacy, oral communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Students learn to work effectively in teams, with a focus on developing collaboration skills and a global lens. Courses will utilize an interdisciplinary framework to connect learning across topics.

It is going to be a challenge, but I know that it’s very doable because I have the support that I need. Meghin H.

Transfer Support from Start to Finish

Starting from day one, students start thinking about the transfer process. Advisors help students develop a plan to research, select, and apply to their best-fit school.

Transfer Made Simple

The transfer process is broken down into a manageable step-by-step process.

  • Class and major selection designed for interest and ability to transfer
  • Advisors help students research, select, visit, and apply to 4-year schools
  • Admissions decisions and degree audit reports are tracked by the student and their advisor
  • Advisors work with students to fully evaluate their transfer schools acceptance offers

One-on-One Transfer Advising

Advisors guide students every step of the way through the transfer process.

  • Transfer Handbook: a guide to the key aspects of the transfer process to focus on each term
  • Transfer Seminar: where students learn all the ins and outs of transfer
  • Advising support for every aspect of the transfer application

American Honors National Transfer Network

American Honors has agreements with 65+ top colleges & universities. See all the members of our transfer network.

  • All participants in the transfer network are interested in attracting program graduates
  • Network participants provide different benefits to students, depending on whether it is a Member or Affiliate institution
  • Transfer schools can offer benefits such as fee waivers, guaranteed course transfer, or contingent acceptance, if certain criteria are met

Transfer Outcomes

of international applicants were accepted to a US university

of international students were accepted to top 200 US universities

of international students were accepted to top 100 US universities

of international students were accepted to top 50 US universities


American Honors international transfer results (Spring 2017) & EOY Survey (2016)

My goals have not changed since joining, but my dreams have. I realize now how much more I want out of life and how hard I am going to have to work to get there. Misael A.


A student-first support model ensures students have the resources to take their own path to their bachelor’s degree -- and succeed every step of the way.


College 101

“College 101” prepares students for the demands of college life and ensures students have a college success playbook.

  • Orientation: where students get to know each other, explore campus, and get a jump start on freshman year
  • Before classes even start, students have access to online seminars and pre-arrival guides to ease the transition to the US

Dedicated, Personal Advisors

A dedicated advisor is assigned to each student to help students figure out their goals, create a plan to achieve those goals, stay on track with their plan, and hold them accountable for their success.

  • Help students balance school, work, and life
  • Coach students through academic and personal challenges
  • Guide students through the transfer process from start to finish
  • Help students become self-advocates

Quad: Student Portal

An online tool to help students stay on track.

  • US PrepKit: online modules to help students prepare for studying in the US
  • Transfer Course: learn about the transfer process, get help selecting schools, and stay organized
  • Connect with Advisors: read advisor bios and contact info and schedule advising appointments

I’m from China… as an international student, I know the difficulties and challenges of being in a foreign country. But in American Honors, you’re not alone. Win L.


The foundation for relationships that last a lifetime -- a community of diverse individuals drawn together by a common ambition.

Ambitious, Diverse Peers

Like-minded peers encourage and support each other even after graduation

  • High-potential students with big dreams and diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • A diverse mix of international students from around the world
  • “Front row” learners, eager to engage and share

Inclusive, Distinct Environment on Campus

A place to belong - an inclusive, distinct environment to meet new friends and make lasting professional relationships.

  • Honors Lounge: designated space on campus for studying and socializing
  • Major community events recognize, honor, and celebrate student achievement
  • Student-led activities: game night, movie night, study groups, and volunteering

A Complete College Success Team

A team in the student’s corner - peer-cohorts, 2nd-year mentors, alumni, advisors, and faculty all focused on supporting success.

  • Peer-cohorts and peer-learning groups help students navigate college together
  • Engaged alumni network across the US that students can reach out to for advice
  • Dedicated faculty teach Honors courses

All of my hard work is focused towards my dream of becoming the CEO of a leading company. Though it seems so far in the distance, I am determined to do all I can to reach this goal. Carlos G.

Leadership & Professional Development

Students connect classroom learnings with real-life leadership in their roles as volunteers, interns, Honors council members, and peer mentors.

Co-Curricular Activities

Co-curriculars link classroom material with real-world activities to help students deepen understanding, practice leadership, and develop communication skills.

  • Student-run Honors council
  • Service-learning projects
  • Organized volunteer opportunities
  • Mentorship programs
  • Student ambassador program

Professional Development

Activities and workshops help students find, learn about, and try out careers they are passionate about.

  • Internship research, placement, and preparation
  • Resume and interview workshops
  • Seminars and panels to explore careers