THE HONORS PROGRAM Transfer Partners

1. UCLA Transfer Alliance Program (TAP)

Mt. SAC Honors students who complete six Honors classes with at least a C, as well as all of UCLA’s requirements for their major by the end of the fall that they apply to UCLA, can be TAP-certified. TAP certified students receive priority consideration for transfer from UCLA’s College of Letters and Sciences (not engineering, communications, film or theatre majors), and may opt to complete the requirements for a second major. Rates of acceptance are much higher for TAP-certified students; for example, for Fall 2010, while only 33% of Mt. SAC applicants to UCLA were accepted, over 77% of Mt. SAC’s TAP students were accepted!

The following majors are highly competitive and will require a grade point average of 3.7 or higher:

Biochemistry, Business Economics, Economics, English, Global Studies, History, Life Sciences, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

TAP Requirements:

  • Attain a minimum of 3.2 cumulative bachelor-level GPA by end of the Fall that you apply
  • Finish most of your major pre-requisites by the end of Fall that you apply
  • Complete at least two Honors classes by the end of Fall before you transfer
  • Complete 15 units of Honors coursework with at least a C by Spring after you apply
  • Are NOT majoring in Film, Theatre, Engineering or Communications
  • Check the TAP box on your UCLA online application
  • Sign your UCLA TAP Form in Honors by when called in late February or early March. Without your signature you will not be TAP-certified.

Sign up for the TAP Program in the Honors Center

Visit UCLA with Honors each November

Each November, UCLA’s invites community college students for "TAP Day," a day of transfer workshops and programs. Sign up in the Transfer Center. We will go by bus and will leave Mt. SAC at 6:45 a.m.! We'll leave UCLA at 3 p.m.

Click here to find out how competitive your major is at UCLA!

2. Honors 2 Honors from UCI

Mt. SAC Honors students who complete at least 15 units of Honors coursework with a GPA of 3.7 or higher and have finished their major preparation, are eligible for guaranteed admission to UCI in most majors. Excluded majors include the Performing Arts, Nursing, and Business Administration. These majors may require a higher grade point average, an audition, or faculty approval for admission consideration. Please check in the Honors Office for more details.

3. Other Transfer Opportunities

Through our membership in the Honors Transfer Council of California, Honors students may also get transfer opportunities to the following schools:

  • Universities of California
    • UC Riverside
    • UC San Diego
  • California State Universities
    • Cal State Fullerton
    • San Diego State University
    • San Jose State University (Engineering)
  • Private Colleges & Universities
    • Azusa Pacific
    • Chapman University
    • La Sierra University
    • Loyola Marymount
    • Mills
    • Occidental
    • Pitzer
    • Pomona
    • Whitman
    • Columbia School of General Studies

For more information about the options and benefits these institutions provide honors students, visit the Transfer Council's web site at http://www.honorstcc.org/transferagreements.html.