New paper letter I received…

May 24, 2004


Congratulations on completing a successful semester at City College! Professor FORMAN has recognized your outstanding academic performance and has recommended you for the Honors Program at City College. While there are a number of honors classes to choose from each semester, and the additional option to create an honors contract with individual professors for classes not currently classified as “honors,” participating in the Honors General Education Core Curriculum is an exciting and very practical option for the serious student, especially for those intending to transfer as juniors to a four year university.

The Honors Program offers special benefits for talented and motivated students like you. It provides an efficient way to complete several courses required by the university that you select for transfer. (Universities just love that “Honors” designation on your transcript!) Also, the core motif, “A World of Ideas,” transforms the usual jumbled, unconnected GE experience into a coherent and personally meaningful set of courses that you will always treasure no matter what your ultimate major. Although Honors courses are more rigorous and innovative in their approach, and require more critical thinking, writing and independent research they provide indispensable skills for you as a serious transfer student.

Perhaps the most important reason for completing the Honors GE Core Curriculum is the possibility of earning priority admissions consideration at a number of prestigious universities, including UCLA, UC Santa Cruz, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, Pomona College, and Chapman University. City has also negotiated transfer concessions with UC Berkeley and UC Davis to complement its Transfer Agreement Guarantee (TAG) with UCSD.

Intrigued? Want to know more? Please call <REDACTED> and we will be happy to explain the program to you and help you weigh your options for enrollment and transfer preparation. In the meantime, congratulations on your fine performance at City College!

Sincerely, <REDACTED>
City College Honors Coordinators

Note there’s no priority admission possibility from UCSD, my school of choice. I want to talk to more Honorsfolken in the Fall to see how worthwhile more work would be for me.

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