Outstanding Student Scholarship
LBCC acknowledges outstanding student scholarship in three ways: on the Dean’s Honors List, in graduation ceremonies, and through a scholarship honor society. Outstanding Scholarship is classified in the following ways:
- Scholarship with Honors: 3.500 - 3.749 GPA
- Scholarship with Distinction: 3.750 - 3.999 GPA
- Scholarship with Great Distinction: 4.000 GPA
Dean’s Honors List
To be eligible for the Dean’s Honors List, a student must meet the following requirements: Attempt 12 or more units1 in the specific semester with a 75 percent or higher overall completion ratio and maintain the necessary semester GPA to qualify for outstanding scholarship described above.
Units attempted are classes with grades of A, B, C, D, or F. A class taken for a grade of P or NP does not count in computing the number of units attempted.
Alpha Gamma Sigma Scholarship Society
LBCC has two chapters of Alpha Gamma Sigma, the California community college honor scholarship society. Students eligible for the Dean’s Honors List are encouraged to apply for membership. Students with a 3.1 overall cumulative GPA in 12 or more units completed are also eligible for membership. The Kappa Chapter is located at the Liberal Arts Campus and the Delta Chi Chapter is located at the Pacific Coast Campus. Information and applications for both chapters are available in the Student Affairs Office, E-206 (LAC), 562-938-4552.
Entrance to LBCC with Scholarship Honors
High school graduates are accorded “honors at entrance” as a form of recognition for outstanding scholarship. To be eligible, the graduate must have earned a 3.5 GPA or better in high school and must have matriculated to LBCC.
Graduation with Scholarship Honors
Students graduating with outstanding scholarship are recognized during the graduation ceremony and in the commencement program. To be eligible for honors at graduation, a student must have a cumulative overall GPA based on all college work applied to the degree, no matter where completed, that qualifies for “outstanding scholarship” as described above.
The Honors Program is an academic program that serves motivated, high-achieving students who plan to transfer to competitive colleges and universities. Honors students enroll in Honors courses, which satisfy general education requirements in more than a dozen disciplines. Students who complete the Honors Program have proven records of success in their applications to competitive baccalaureate programs and many go on to professional and graduate schools.
Admission to the Honors Program
To apply for admission to the Honors Program, a student must complete an online application and obtain two recommendations. To be eligible for the Honors Program, students must have a GPA of at least 3.25. For detailed information about the LBCC Honors Program and the application process, call the Honors Program office at 562-938-4354, visit room L-162 in the LAC Library, or visit www.lbcc.edu/honors.
Honors courses generally have fewer students and offer more intensive study than is normally possible in regular sections of the same courses. All Honors courses satisfy general education degree and transfer requirements. Please see the schedule of classes for current offerings.
To earn Honors Certification, a student must complete each of the following requirements by the spring before transfer:
- Complete at least five Honors courses
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 in transfer-level courses
- Maintain a GPA of at least 3.25 in all Honors courses taken
- Obtain Honors counselor certification of completion of lower division requirements for transfer