Thank you for your interest in the Honors Scholar Program at MiraCosta College!

To be accepted to the Honors Scholar Program, we ask for:

College OR high school students must have a minimum Degree Applicable college GPA OR weighted cumulative high school GPA of 3.25 (as demonstrated by your unofficial transcripts)

Eligibility for English 100 (as established by assessment testing at MiraCosta College or the equivalent

Submittal of a complete Honors Scholar Program application (see below)

NOTE: Students who do not meet these requirements directly may submit a Petition for Special Admission which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by an ad hoc committee organized by the Honors Coordinator. Please contact the Honors Office for more information about the petition process.

Application for Honors Scholar Program

To apply to the Honors Scholar Program, you will need to complete two steps in sequence:

  • Submit this application online
  • Submit your unofficial college and/or high school transcripts to Honors with a pdf attachment or other separate method of delivery.
  • Note: the Program in previous years required a Recommendation process as part of a completed application. This requirement is no longer in place. Please contact the Honors Office with any questions.

Applicant Information

First Name

Middle Initial

Last Name

Email Address

Mailing Address



Zip Code

Cell Phone

Other Phone

Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY)

Ethnicity (Your age or ethnicity have no bearing on acceptance to the Honors Scholar Program. This data is gathered for statistical purposes only)

Student Status

Surf ID # (Note to New Students: If you don't have a Surf ID already, you may leave this field blank and still submit your application)

Academic Plans

Intended Major

Academic Goals (check all that apply)

Where do you plan to attend classes at MiraCosta? (check one)

Have you taken an Honors course at MiraCosta College?

If yes, which courses:

About Honors

Why do you wish to apply to the Honors Scholar Program? (check your five top reasons)

How did you hear about the Honors Scholar Program? (check all that apply)


Write an essay that explains why you are interested in joining this program and becoming an Honors Scholar. Describe how you would benefit from participating in the Honors Scholar Program and how the program would benefit from your participation. Tell us about your interests outside the classroom, and outline your long term career goals. Be sure to include any achievements or awards you have earned. What should the Honors Scholar Program know about you? (300 to 500 words)


(unofficial transcripts are acceptable)

Please check one:



* If you have completed college coursework at MiraCosta College, you may authorize the Honors Office to access your unofficial transcripts directly. If you wish to do so, check below.

For Students with College Coursework other than MiraCosta College:

Remember, it is your responsibility to secure your transcripts and deliver them to Ariana Lewis via email or separate delivery. Your application is not complete until your transcripts have been received. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Academic Integrity Statement

The Honors Scholar Program is a community of scholars who are committed to excellence in the learning process, and we assume that all students will pursue their studies with the utmost in integrity and honesty. Consequently, the Honors Scholar Program maintains a Zero Tolerance Policy toward academic dishonestly. All Honors students must know that incidents of academic dishonesty are unacceptable. Evidence of academic dishonesty will result in dismissal from the Honors Scholar Program.

Furthermore, the Honors Scholar Program requires all Honors students to abide by the Standards of Student Conduct as outlined in the College catalog and by Board Policy and Administrative Procedure 5500.

Please Review this Statement

Note: Only applicants who agree to abide by this statement will be considered for acceptance to the Honors Scholar Program.

By submitting this application, and if accepted to the Honors Scholar Program, I understand I must abide by the Standards of Student Conduct as defined by Board Policy and Administrative Procedure 5500. I understand that I am subject to dismissal from the Honors Scholar Program if I do not comply with these standards of behavior.

Submit the Application

By submitting this application to the Honors Scholar Program, I certify that the answers I have provided herein are true and correct, and that I have not knowingly or willingly withheld any facts or circumstances which may affect my acceptance and/or participation in the Honors Scholar Program.

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