American Honors at Pierce College

With American Honors at Pierce College, start in an honors program close to home, then transfer to your dream school!

One-on-one support and an engaged honors learning community prepare students for junior and senior-level coursework at some of the best colleges and universities in the nation. That’s why so many four-year schools seek out American Honors students for transfer

Helping Great Students Succeed from American Honors.

Who Should Apply?

Recent high school graduates and current Pierce College students with less than 45 completed credits are eligible to apply.

Students accepted into American Honors tend to have at least a 3.25 GPA and can demonstrate college-readiness in Math and English.

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Program Components

Honors quality classes.  
Small, seminar-style classes are discussion driven with minimal lectures. All classes are led by selected honors faculty.
Transfer options.
American Honors’ network of four-year schools actively recruits program graduates and, in some cases, guarantees admission.
Personal advising support.
Dedicated American Honors advisors help students with their college plan, transfer process, and career exploration.
A community of students like you.
Ambitious, dedicated students find like-minded friends in the diverse American Honors community.
Leadership opportunities.
Students use what they learn in the classroom and apply their skills in leadership roles as honors council members, volunteers and mentors.
Professional development.
From resume writing workshops to in-depth career conversations, American Honors prepares students for life after college.


American Honors at Pierce College

Dean for American Honors, Holly Smith

The American Honors National Transfer Network

Over 60 top colleges and universities are interested in attracting American Honors program graduates as participants of our exclusive Transfer Network.

Member Institutions: 4-year colleges and universities that work closely with American Honors to facilitate the transfer process. This can include conditional acceptance agreements, transfer articulation, Honors-specific scholarships, and/or application fee waivers.

Affiliate Institutions: 4-year colleges and universities who are interested in attracting American Honors students, and who provide limited benefits such as application fee waivers and participation in transfer activities.

A few members of the national transfer network are highlighted below. See the complete list of more than 60 4-year colleges and universities in the American Honors network.

school logos for Arizona, Duke Gonzaga, Illinois Institute of Technology, Ohio State, Pacific Lutheran, University of Puget Sound, and Whitworth