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Important! You do not have the option of saving your information and returning to the application later. It must be completed in one session. *Tip: Complete personal statements separately and copy/paste your work in the boxes below.

Part 1: Contact Information

Last Name:
First Name:
Banner ID Number (if current student):
 I am a(n):  
Date of Birth: 
Preferred Phone:
Preferred Email:
How did you learn about the Palo Alto College Honors Program? Check all that apply.  
  If other, please explain:

Part 2: Academic Information

What are you working toward?  


 If other, please explain:

  If you selected "Transfer to university," please name the university you would like to transfer to.

Have you previously taken college courses at a community college, a university or as a Dual Credit student?

Anticipated graduation date from Palo Alto College Month: Year: 


Part 3: Personal Statements


Tell us a few things about your extracurricular interests and/or your work experiences. How do you balance these non-academic activities with your schoolwork? Please limit your response to 250 words.


Select ONE of the following prompts and write a brief, 250-word response

Prompt #1: "We have been far too aggressive about extracting ocean wildlife, not appreciating that there are limits and even points of no return."
- Sylvia Earle, Marine Biologist and National Geographic Explorer in Residence

How might someone who is opposed to Sylvia Earle's worldview argue against this statement? What examples of extracting ocean wildlife might she be referring to?
Prompt #2: The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?    
Prompt #3: Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?


Part 4: Professional Reference 

Please provide the name and contact information of one individual, such as a teacher, counselor, or academic administrator, who can describe your academic potential and discuss your ability to be successful in a college honors program. ECHS students are required to be recommended by their high school counselors. Use this section to list the name and contact information of your high school counselor.

Reference Name:  
Academic Institution:  
Email Address:  
Telephone Number:  


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