Start here to become an Honors Transfer Program (HTP) student.
Incoming High School Students: The application period to start the program in Summer/Fall 2023 is now open through Friday, April 21, 2023 at 5:00pm. No applications will be accepted after this time/date.
Current High School Students - Click here to apply.
Current El Camino Students: The application period to start the program in Summer/Fall 2023 will be open April 1 - April 21, 2023 at 5:00pm. No applications will be accepted after this time/date.
You will receive email notification of your acceptance decision to your ECC email account no later than Monday, May 1, 2023. Be sure that you have access to your El Camino College email account.
Current ECC Students - Click here to apply.
To apply to the program, complete steps 1-3.
|STEP 1||Complete the HTP application online no later than Friday, April 21, 2023.|
|STEP 2||Receive acceptance notification no later than Monday, May 1, 2023.|
|STEP 3||If accepted, register for ONE mandatory orientation (two possible dates to select from) on May 10th (3:30-5:00pm) or May 11th (5:00-6:00pm) on Zoom.|
Curious about the Honors Transfer Program? Join us on Zoom for an information session.
You must register in advance for the meeting.
Click on the date provided below to register for the session.
Wednesday, March 22nd @ 4:00-5:30pm on Zoom
Thursday, March 30th @ 6:00-7:30pm on Zoom
Tuesday, April 11th @ 5:00-6:30pm on Zoom
For more information, please visit the Warrior Welcome Center
If you are a senior in high school with an El Camino College student ID number and an unweighted GPA of 3.1 or higher, you are eligible to apply to our program.
The early application for current high school seniors will be due in April, and the late application will be due in July. The deadline for both applications will be announced on our website.
The Honors Transfer Program (HTP) accepts applications to the program twice a year.
Applications are accepted in October to begin in winter/spring and in April for summer/fall.
The late application for summer/fall will close in July. The deadline for this application will be announced on our website.
HTP is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). Learn more about NCHC and its definition of "honors" across the many colleges involved in honors education.
Honors courses are academically enriched to stimulate students intellectually, encourage independent critical thinking, and promote close interaction between students and faculty.
To learn more, check out these resources from the National Collegiate Honors Council:
Our Honors Transfer Program provides a unique learning environment that stresses academic excellence. The major objective of the program is to prepare students to transfer by focusing on advanced reading, writing, critical thinking, and study skills.
HTP coursework is specifically designed to fit the requirements of various associate degrees, as well as requirements needed to transfer to the University of California, California State University, and most other universities.
The ideal amount of time to spend in the HTP is two years (four semesters) – but we know you might not be ready to join until you’ve been at ECC for a semester or two.
You can join the program at whatever time you like during your ECC career, as long as you have at least one year (two full semesters) to complete it.
If you’re applying to UCLA, however, there are other limitations about what classes you can take in your final semester — speak with a transfer counselor for more information.