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Honors Transfer Program

Looking ahead toward a bachelor’s degree? The Honors Transfer Program (HTP) at El Camino is a great way jump-start your future.

What is the Honors Transfer Program?

The application period for spring 2022 opens October 2021 – don’t miss your deadline!Apply to HTP

The Honors Transfer Program (HTP) is designed to better prepare highly motivated students to transfer successfully to a university and complete a bachelor’s degree.

Priority registration. Advanced studies. Smaller class sizes. One-on-one interaction with faculty. Opportunities for undergraduate research.

And that’s not all – the HTP staff provides personalized support for your educational plan from your first day on campus. They’ll help you keep on track to meet all the program goals, making sure you have priority admission consideration for universities and the best chances for scholarships and internships

Apply to the Honors Transfer Program

Applications for 2022 Winter/Spring will open October 4 and close on October 28 at 11:59 p.m.

View HTP Eligibility and Application

Register for an Information Session

To apply to the program, you must first attend an HTP Information Session and register in advance. 

  • September 30, 2021, 4 - 4:45 p.m. (Register)
  • October 5, 2021, 3 - 3:45 p.m. (Register)
  • October 6, 2021, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Register)
  • October 18, 2021, 10 - 11 a.m. (Register)
  • October 19, 2021, 11 - 12 p.m. (Register)

Get More Info

To make an HTP counseling appointment please call: 323-508-3187

We schedule counseling appointments on Mondays only.

  • Mondays 10 a.m. unitl completely booked
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*If you reached the voicemail during office hours, we are helping another student. Please call back to book an HTP appointment. You cannot leave a message on the phone system. 

To speak with an HTP Front Desk Agent please utilize the drop-in chat feature.

 

Meet with an HTP Counselor on a first-come, first-serve basis. Limited to 10-15 minutes. During drop-in hours you will be able to get:

  • Advice about dropping a course or changing a major
  • Answer quick transfer related question
  • Assistance with filling out College Report
  • Revise/Update Educational Plan with same major on file
  • Graduation Petition (ECC transcripts only)
  • Review university admission essay

Note: Transcript Evaluation and Educational Plan require a counseling appointment.

Fall 2021 Hours

  • Tuesday & Thursday: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 1pm - 2pm

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Honors Transfer Program

Chat with an HTP staff member to get added to the virtual waiting room.

  • We will begin checking in 15-minutes prior to the start time to add students to the Walk-in Lobby. 
  • Space will be limited. Chat will go 'offline' once at maximum capacity.
  • Please use the latest version browser of Chrome or Firefox

 

 

HTP Online Forms

Access various forms like the Bank A Course Form, Reinstatement Form and the HTP Completion Form. 

Honors Courses

View Fall 2021 Honors Courses. You must be enrolled in one honors course per semester for a total of five.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about the program? Details and answers to the most frequently asked questions can be found here. 

UCLA TAP

Bruin Bound? The UCLA Transfer Alliance Program gives you the opportunity to enhance your ability to transfer to UCLA at the junior level from a California Community College

Chat with HTP Staff

Questions on your HTP educational plan? Chat online with our staff.

“The honors program instills important values such as organization and self-discipline, which supported my success as a STEM major before transferring to UCLA.”

Apply to HTP

Top 10 Reasons to Be 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!

About the Honors Transfer Program

The Honors Transfer Program (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.

Explore More

The Honors Transfer Club offers honors students an extracurricular outlet for connecting with fellow honors students. Field trips, fundraising bashes, social get-togethers, and more!

We meet every other Thursday at 1-1:50 p.m. in Humanities 210 throughout the semester. Check the webpage for more info.

The HTP Advisory Council is a group of ECC faulty, administrators, counselors, staff, and students who work together to formulate program policy and to make decisions to improve the quality and success of the HTP. The Council, led by the HTP co-directors, meets at least once per semester.

Members of the HTP Advisory Council include:

  • Joe Holliday, Co-Director
  • Rachel Williams, Co-Director
  • Amy Grant, Dean of Natural Sciences
  • Rene Lozano
  • Tom Cody
  • Lucy Alamillo
  • Eduardo Munoz
  • Arthur Verge
  • Teresa Palos
  • Kurt Hull

The Honors Transfer Club offers honors students an extracurricular outlet for connecting with fellow honors students. Field trips, fundraising bashes, social get-togethers, and more!

We meet every other Thursday at 1-1:50 p.m. in Humanities 210 throughout the semester. Check the webpage for more info.

The HTP Advisory Council is a group of ECC faulty, administrators, counselors, staff, and students who work together to formulate program policy and to make decisions to improve the quality and success of the HTP. The Council, led by the HTP co-directors, meets at least once per semester.

Members of the HTP Advisory Council include:

  • Joe Holliday, Co-Director
  • Rachel Williams, Co-Director
  • Amy Grant, Dean of Natural Sciences
  • Rene Lozano
  • Tom Cody
  • Lucy Alamillo
  • Eduardo Munoz
  • Arthur Verge
  • Teresa Palos
  • Kurt Hull

Contact Us

Staff
 

Rachel Williams
Co-Director
rawilliams@elcamino.edu

 

Kassia Wosick
Co-Director
kwosick@elcamino.edu

 

Kahea Kamahele

Kahea Kamahele
Program Assistant
kkamahele@elcamino.edu

 

Rene Lozano

Rene Lozano
Transfer Counselor
rlozano@elcamino.edu

 

Paitzar Giourdjian

Paitzar Giourdjian
HTP/Counselor
pgiourdjian@elcamino.edu

 

Jose Cortez

Jose Cortez
HTP/Counselor
jcortez@elcamino.edu

 

Stephanie Arroyo

Stephanie Arroyo
HTP/Counselor
sharroyo@elcamino.edu

 

 

 

 

Questions? Contact Us

Honors Transfer Program

c/o Natural Sciences Division
16007 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90506

323-508-3187

Student Services Building, Room 228