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Transfer Agreements:

1. UCLA Transfer Alliance Program (TAP)

Mt. SAC Honors students who complete 15 units of Honors classes by the end of Spring semester prior to transfer, have at least a 3.2 GPA in those Honors courses, and have a minimum 3.2 transferable GPA, can be TAP-certified. TAP certified students receive priority consideration for transfer to UCLA’s College of Letters and Sciences (not engineering, communications, film or theater majors), and may opt to be considered for a second major. Rates of acceptance are much higher for TAP-certified students.  Mt. SAC's TAP students are 2-3 times more likely to be accepted to UCLA compared to other Mt. SAC applicants! 

Note that although the requirement to be TAP certified is a 3.2 transferable GPA, we always recommend having a higher GPA.  For example, 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.  You can check here to see how competitive your major has been in the past at UCLA to get an idea of what GPA to aim for.  More information is available at or via the Honors counselor or advisor.

TAP Requirements:

  • Earn a minimum 3.2 cumulative transferable GPA by end of the Fall that you apply
  • Complete at least one Honors class by the end of Fall before you transfer
  • Complete 15 units of Honors coursework with at least a 3.2 GPA in those courses by Spring prior to transfer
  • Meet minimum UC eligibility requirements and UCLA major prep requirements
  • Are NOT majoring in Film, Theatre, or Engineering
  • Check the TAP box on your UCLA online application
  • Sign your UCLA TAP Form in the Honors Center when called in late February or early March. Without your signature, you will not be TAP-certified.


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2. UC Irvine Honors 2 Honors

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.  Performing Arts majors are excluded. These majors may require an audition or faculty approval for admission consideration. Please check in the Honors Office for more details.



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3. Other Transfer Opportunities

Through our membership in the Honors Transfer Council of California (HTCC), Honors students may also get transfer opportunities to the many colleges and universities including the ones below.  For more information about the options and benefits these institutions provide honors students, check out our HTCC partners.

  • Universities of California
    • UC Riverside University Honors Program
  • California State Universities
    • Cal State Fullerton University Honors Program and Business Honors Program
    • San Diego State University Weber Honors College
  • Private Colleges & Universities
    • Azusa Pacific University
    • Chapman University
    • Concordia University
    • La Sierra University Honors Program
    • Loyola Marymount University
    • Mills College
    • Occidental College
    • Pitzer College
    • Pomona College
    • Scripps College
    • University of La Verne
    • University of San Diego
    • University of San Francisco
    • Whittier College
  • Out of State Colleges and Universities
    • Amherst College
    • Brandeis
    • Colorado State University Global Campus
    • Connecticut College
    • Gonzaga University
    • Illinois Institute of Technology and their Chicago-Kent College of Law
    • Smith College
    • Trinity College
    • Tufts University
    • University of Arizona
    • Wheaton College
    • Whitman College