Honors Transfer Program (HTP)
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HONORS TRANSFER PROGRAM

 

We are now accepting applications to start the program in Winter/Spring 2020. Our application period is from Tuesday, October 1st and closes Monday, October 28th at 5pm. We are here to answer any questions you may have and provide you with support for the application during our normal business hours.

Please note that students who apply and are accepted to the HTP during this period will be eligible for priority registration through the Honors Transfer Program.

If you are a first-year student and do not yet have 9 transferable units completed with a cumulative transferable GPA of 3.1 or above, you will need to submit a completed grade progress report. You can find a copy of this report in the online Student Handbook or at the HTP office (Student Services Bldg. Room 228). 

DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS. 

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL APPLICANTS: Students who are new to ECC will have to complete three crucial steps to be eligible for the Honors Transfer Program. 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 the HTP Handbook.

Click here to apply.

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
Co-Director
jholliday@elcamino.edu
  Rachel Williams
Co-Director
rawilliams@elcamino.edu
  Kahea Kamahele
Program Assistant
kkamahele@elcamino.edu
Rene Lozano
Transfer Counselor
rlozano@elcamino.edu
 

Paitzar Giourdjian
HTP/Counselor
pgiourdjian@elcamino.edu

   

 

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, Room 228. Staff hours are Monday-Thursday, 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm.

Summer Hours:

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

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