Shasta College is pleased to provide an academically engaging program that increases student engagement in lively classes for students who have inquiring minds.


Relatively small in size, these classes provide increased opportunities for intellectual exchanges between students and between students and teachers. Common approaches in honors classes include a seminar format, the use of original texts, creative problem solving, increased critical thinking and higher level expression in writing and speaking.

To see what it takes to enter the program, or to apply, click on this application link.

You don't have to be a member of the Honors Program to take Honors classes. If you are not ready to commit to applying for the Honors Program but you would like to give it a try, you can register for an Honors class the same as you would for any other class. If you're interested in joining the program, you may do so at any time.

Shasta College is affiliated with the Honors Transfer Council of California (HTCC).  

Students completing fifteen or more honors credits may receive certification. Certification allows students to benefit from numerous transfer agreements with a host of colleges and universities. These agreements go far beyond Shasta College’s traditional agreements and provide increased opportunities previously not available. See these transfer agreements for more information. 


View of honors program transfer partners​ on the HTCC site.


For further information or questions, contact the Honors Coordinators:

Sara McCurry: (530)242-2238 or  smccurry@shastacollege.edu 

Lauren Hollingsworth: (530)242-2234 or lhollingsworth@shastacollege.edu