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This semester’s application period to start the program in Summer/Fall 2019 is: March 18, 2019 - April 22, 2019. No applications will be accepted after Monday, April 22, 2019.To apply click here

Students who complete the application process by the deadline and are accepted to the program will receive priority registration. Late applicants are not eligible for priority registration for Summer/Fall 2019*.

*South Bay Promise students that apply to HTP after April 22, 2019 are still eligible to receive priority registration if they complete core services by April 30, 2019. Please direct questions about this to the South Bay Promise office.

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL APPLICANTS:  Students who are new to ECC will have to complete three crucial steps before the HTP application deadline in order to receive priority registration. The steps are:

1.  An ECC application 

2.  An ECC orientation (either online or in person)

3.  An education plan (EdPlan) with an ECC counselor

You must read the HTP handbook to answer the open book test in the online application. Click the link to view/print theHTP Handbook.


What is the Honors Transfer Program?

The Honors Transfer Program (HTP) at El Camino College is designed to better prepare the highly motivated student to transfer successfully to a university and complete a Bachelor’s degree.

The HTP provides a unique learning environment that stresses academic excellence and develops the awareness necessary to achieve this goal. The major objective of the program is to prepare students to transfer by focusing on advanced reading, writing, critical thinking, and study skills. Honors courses are academically enriched to stimulate students intellectually, encourage independent critical thinking, and promote close interaction between students and faculty.

Honors courses fit into requirements of various associate degrees, as well as requirements needed to transfer to the University of California, California State University, and most other universities. Generally, students in the HTP complete the same number of courses as other students planning to transfer.

Top 10 Reasons to Become a Member of the Honors Transfer Program:

  1. Priority admission consideration for universities
  2. Priority registration for ECC classes
  3. Smaller class size with excellent, committed professors
  4. Increased interaction with transfer counselors
  5. Informative workshops designed to help you succeed at ECC and when you transfer
  6. UCLA application “alternate major” option—increase your chances of being accepted to UCLA!
  7. Permanent notation of honors participation on ECC transcript
  8. Close academic and social interaction with other highly motivated honors students—build a network of peers with similar goals.
  9. Increased chances of receiving scholarships and internships.
  10. Special opportunities to conduct and present undergraduate research—stand out on your application!

Click here to visit our Photo Gallery and see what HTP students are up to!

Contact Information

Joseph Holliday
  Rachel Williams
  Kahea Kamahele
Program Assistant
Rene Lozano
Transfer Counselor
  Irving Chavez Jimenez
HTP/South Bay Promise Counselor


Honors Transfer Program
c/o Natural Sciences Division
16007 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90506
Phone: (310) 660-3815

How to Find Us
The HTP office is located in the Student Services Center, Room 102F. Staff hours are Monday-Thursday, 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm and (every other) Fridays 9am - 12 noon.

Summer Hours:

Monday - Thursday, 9am - 12 noon and 1pm - 4pm.

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HTP - Honors Transfer Program




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