American Honors


What is American Honors?

We help great students succeed

American Honors is a groundbreaking new honors program offered at select community colleges across the country. While academic rigor is the hallmark of every honors program, we provide a level of support and community that’s hard to find.

When you earn a degree from the American Honors program, you earn the distinction of graduating from one of the most prestigious community college honors programs in the country. More important, you’ll be able to take on life’s challenges with confidence and a fresh set of skills.

An affordable path to a four-year degree

Maybe you can’t afford the tuition at a four-year college right now, or your current situation limits your options. That doesn’t mean a four-year degree is beyond your reach. If your dream is to earn a bachelor’s degree at a local college, consider that a starting point. We want you to take a leap of faith and challenge yourself to take a risk.

We’ll be there to encourage you to consider broadening your prospects, even if you ultimately decide a local college is the right choice. Our students have been accepted at Stanford, Cornell, Michigan and dozens of other top schools. Think that’s aiming too high? So did they, at first.

Why American Honors?

89% of eligible students applied to three or more 4-year institutions

91% of applicants were admitted to a 4-year institution

68% of applicants were admitted to their dream school

55% of applicants were admitted to a top 200 college or university

Based on Student Transfer Survey (2015)


Same bachelor’s degree, lower cost. Spend less overall on a bachelor’s degree by starting at a community college.

Get Through in Two

Don’t spend more time and money than you need. American Honors students are over 4.5 times more likely to graduate on time.

Earn Credits That Count

Don’t waste money re-taking classes. We spend over 1000 hours each year helping faculty create honors-level courses.

Lower Your Overall Cost

American Honors students can save over 30% on the overall cost of earning a bachelor’s degree.

Top 5 Reasons to Choose American Honors

  1. Smart pathway to a top US university – 96% of graduates are accepted to a top 200 US university
  2. Strong Honors academics that prepare you for classes at a US university
  3. Annual transfer fair with top US universities that recruit American Honors students
  4. Personalized support from your own Honors Advisor
  5. Small classes, fully integrated with American students

Transfer Success

Top 200 US Universities “96% of international students have been accepted to top 200 US Universities” Top 100 US Universities “86% of international students have been accepted to top 100 US Universities” Top 50 US Universities “72% of international students have been accepted to top 50 US Universities”

American Honors graduates have been accepted to universities such as:

  • American University
  • Auburn University
  • Boston University
  • Cornell University
  • Emerson College
  • George Washington University
  • Gonzaga University
  • New York University
  • Purdue University—West Lafayette
  • Rutgers, the State University of NJ—New Brunswick
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Washington, Seattle
  • University of Wisconsin—Madison
  • Western Michigan University


  1. Community College of Philadelphia
    1. 1700 Spring Garden Street Philadelphia, PA 19130
  2. Kilgore College
    1. Kilgore College
      • 1100 Broadway Blvd. Kilgore, TX 75662
    2. Jackson College
      1. Central Campus
        • 2111 Emmons Road Jackson, Michigan 49201
      2. Pierce College
        1. Pierce College Fort Steilacoom
          • 9401 Farwest Drive SW Lakewood, WA 98498-1999
        2. Pierce College Puyallup
          • 1601 39th Avenue SE Puyallup, WA 98374-2222
        3. Community College of Spokane
          1. Spokane Community College
            • 1810 N. Greene St. Spokane, WA 99217
          2. Spokane Falls Community College
            • 3410 W. Fort George Wright Dr. Spokane, WA 99224

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The American Honors and American Success programs provide students with the academic preparation, personalized support, and community of top faculty and peers they need to earn a bachelor’s degree from a leading US university.

American Honors

American Honors is a selective honors program offered at 2-year colleges across the US. American Honors students are more competitive candidates for transfer to—and graduate from— leading US universities.

For international students with strong academic and English skills, American Honors provides a supportive, challenging education experience similar to a traditional university.

Students 16 or 17 years old who are academically strong would apply to the American Honors High School Completion Program, only available at Community Colleges of Spokane and Pierce College. To be eligible, applicants must have less than two years remaining to complete their secondary schooling.

American Honors High School Completion

In the American Honors High School Completion program, classes count toward students earning both their high school diploma and their associate degree from the college.

American Success

For international students who need additional academic and/or English support, American Success provides the supplemental preparation to ensure successful transfer to a US university.

American Success is a two-year college program where students earn an associate degree and prepare to transfer to a US university for their junior and senior years to complete a bachelor’s degree.


What to Study?

  1. Community College of Spokane
    • What to Study: Majors and Academic Programs

Prepare for a successful future with a variety of academic programs available. Complete an associate degree, prepare for transfer to a university, or boost your current skills. Areas of study include:

  1. Arts
  2. Business
  3. Computer Sciences
  4. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  5. Pre-Nursing


  1. Pierce College
    • What to Study: Majors and Academic Programs

At Pierce College, students can improve English language skills, complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree, or earn a professional/technical degree or certificate. General areas of study include:

  1. Liberal Arts
  2. World Languages
  3. Maths & Sciences
  4. Business
  5. Communications
  6. Education
  7. Engineering


  1. Kilgore College
    • What to Study: Majors and Academic Programs

Kilgore College provides the resources, knowledge, and support, both inside and outside the classroom, to help students successfully transfer and thrive at a university. Areas of study include:

  1. Business, Technology and Public Services
  2. Math, Science and Health Services
  3. Liberal and Fine Arts


  1. Jackson College
    • What to Study: Majors and Academic Programs

Chart a course for a successful future with the variety of academic programs available. Complete an associate degree, prepare for transfer to a university, or boost your current skills. Check out the following academic programs:

  1. Business & Computer Technology
  2. Health Sciences
  3. Human Services
  4. Liberal Arts
  5. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  6. Skilled Trades & Agriculture


  1. Community College of Philadelphia
    • What to Study: Majors and Academic Programs

Community College of Philadelphia offers programs that prepare students for in-demand careers or transfer. The College offers comprehensive academic support, services for students with disabilities, plus an array of career and personal support services. Areas of study include:

  1. Architecture and Construction
  2. Art, Design & Media
  3. Business and Technology
  4. Law and Public Service
  5. Science
  6. Social and Human Services


Some of the college provides international student housing and accommodation or homestay.

Community College of Spokane

Collegiate Housing International—Off-campus

Fully furnished student apartments in a vibrant, historical neighborhood. Ideal for international students attending Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) or Spokane Community College (SCC). Enjoy the security and convenience of dorm life with the independence and rich experiences of living with students from around the world.

Collegiate Housing Cost ($USD)*:

Single Double
Cost / Quarter $ 3,362 $ 2,535
Security Deposits $ 250 $ 250






Live with an American family and enjoy a fully-furnished private room with three meals a day and bus transportation to campus. Homestays are generally located within 45 minutes of campus and convenient to public transportation

Homestay Cost ($USD):

  Cost / Month Fee
Under 18* $ 850

(include meals)

$ 300
18+ Shared** $ 400

(no meals)

$ 200
18+ Full** $ 650

(include meals)

$ 200

Cost per student. Airport pickup included: students are required to request airport pickup two weeks prior to arrival.

* For Minors (Students 16/17 years old by program start date).

An admissions I-20 will not be issued until the admissions application, homestay application and one-time fee are received.

** Students 18+ by program start date. The homestay application and one-time fee may be submitted after the initial admissions application documents are receive

Pierce College


On-Campus Residence Hall

The Center for Global Scholars (CGS) is a new residence hall for both international and domestic Pierce College students. CGS is an interdependent global learning community that promotes cross-cultural understanding and academic success. Strong student support, unique learning opportunities, and academic presentations with a global emphasis will be an ongoing part of the CGS learning community living experience

Residence Hall Cost

  Single Double Triple
Cost / Month


$ 750 $ 650 $ 550

Other fees: (one-time)

Housing Placement*: $250 Airport Pick Up: $25


Must be 18 years of age or older. Must be a student enrolled in12+ credits. Must have proper student visa status.

*Pierce College will refund your housing fees if the college is unable to place you in a CGS room.




Many new international students choose a homestay because it is a great option to experience American culture firsthand. If you choose homestay, you will live with a carefully selected American host family. Hosts provide a private, fully furnished room, up to three meals a day, and a family atmosphere. There is a minimum one quarter stay to be eligible for homestay. The distance from the homestay to campus will vary, with travel time typically ranging from 25-35 minutes.


Homestay Cost*:


Private furnished room and

3 meals per day:


Private furnished room, use of kitchen

and bathroom, no meals included:


Other fees: $250 (one-time)

Note: this fee also covers the airport pickup




Kilgore College

Residence Halls: On-Campus

Kilgore College offers campus housing to expand student horizons and broaden perspectives. You will find fun activities and make friends that last a lifetime at Kilgore College. Our Residential Life program offers learning outside of the classroom that will teach you more about yourself and others.

Residence Hall Cost ($USD)*:

  Stark Hall Nolen Street Hall & Annex Quad Area


Double Occupancy** $880 $980 $1,085
Board $1,425 $1,425 $1,425
Mailbox Rental $ 15 $ 15 $ 15
TOTAL $2,320 $2,420 $2,525

* Pricing subject to change.

** Single Occupancy: add $500 to total for Stark Hall; add $750 to total for Nolen Street Hall & Annex, and Quad Area. Deposit Fee Required for all Residence Halls: $200 plus an additional, non-refundable $10 background check.


Jackson College


All international students are required to live on campus during their first year in the program.

Housing Options

Located just minutes away from anywhere on campus—classes, dining commons, the library, the fieldhouse—students will always be at home when living at Campus View.


Fees ($USD)

One-time Application Fee: $50


College Breaks ($USD)

Thanksgiving Break (1 week): $120

Winter Break (3 weeks): $350

Spring Break (1 week): $120

Housing Costs ($USD)*:

Campus View 1 Campus View 2 Campus View 3
Single               $2,750 Single               $2,750 2 BR Single      $2,700
Double             $2,100 Double             $2,100 4 BR Single      $2,550

*Per student per semester. Pricing subject to change.


Community College of Philadelphia

Housing Options

Students can choose from one of our partner-supported housing options: The Edge or International House Philadelphia.

The Edge

The Edge is the perfect base for your student adventures. Enjoy one of the comedy showcases at the Temple Performing Arts Center, or head to the Student Center to listen to live music, snack on the free food and play a variety of games with classmates on a Friday night. When you need a change of scenery, jump on the bus to Fairmount Park to explore sprawling, green woodland trails, pose with the park’s famous Rocky statue, and picnic in the sunshine with friends.


Cost* Per Student Per Month ($USD)
Double Single
$545 $909






International House Philadelphia

International House Philadelphia is a prime location in Philadelphia’s vibrant University City neighborhood near University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Temple University, Jefferson University, Philadelphia University, University of the Arts and University of the Sciences. It has convenient access to public transportation. Choose from a flexible Housing Agreement with short- or long-term leases.


Cost* Per Student Per Month ($USD)**


Single/ shared bath $795 – $950
Single/ shared bath

and kitchen

$855 – $980
Single/private bath $975 – $1,050
Small Apt. $1,050 – $1,115
Large Apt. $1,105 – $1,160
One BR Apt. $1,290 – $1,350