Apply to the Honors Program


Any new student with a 3.5 cumulative grade point average, or any continuing student with a 3.25 cumulative grade point average, may enroll in any open Honors Program class for which they have met the necessary pre-requisites.  To enroll in an honors class, you must obtain the signature of a counselor, the instructor of the class, or the Honors Program Coordinator on a Schedule Request Form.  Students who do not meet one of the above requirements may be allowed to enroll in an honors class by successfully completing the challenge process.  To begin the challenge process or to obtain further information on the Honors Program, please contact Dr. Max Hallman, Honors Program Coordinator, at (209) 384-6327 or at

Honors Scholarships

Incoming and continuing honors program students may apply for a McConnell Honors Scholarship. These scholarships carry a $1000 annual stipend, and will be awarded for a second year if the student successfully completes his/her freshman courses. McConnell Scholarship recipients are normally expected to complete at least 9 units of honors-designated classes per academic year, while maintaining a grade point average of 3.25 or better. These scholarships depend upon the availability of funds.

Honor Societies

There are two honor societies at Merced College--Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Gamma Sigma. Students who are eligible for the Honors Program may also be eligible for membership in these societies. Please consult the college catalog for eligibility requirements. Information may also be obtained by contacting ASMC.