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Transfer Resources

The Honors Transfer Program (HTP) provides the support and resources you need to successfully transfer to the destination of your choice.


If you are finishing the HTP program this academic year and want to be TAP certified, we will be having a series of 4 workshops in January and February. Please sign up for only ONE date and one backup date as space is limited. All workshops are online via Zoom.

You must register in advance for one of the meeting dates below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

TAP Application Workshop Dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday January 11, 2022 (during winter) 1pm – 2:30pm (CLICK HERE)
  • Wednesday January 19, 2022 (during winter) 10am – 11:30am (CLICK HERE)
  • Wednesday February 2. 2022 (during winter) 10am – 11:30am (CLICK HERE)
  • Tuesday February 8, 2022 (no class in session) 3pm – 4:30 pm (CLICK HERE)



Transferring to UCLA

The UCLA Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) gives you the opportunity to enhance your ability to transfer to UCLA at the junior level from a California Community College. Students are certified after completing the honors or scholars program at their community college and given priority consideration for admission to the college.

If you plan to apply to UCLA as a member of the HTP, you need to be TAP certified. View the guide for application instructions.

Download TAP Certification Guide

How to Be TAP Certified

  1. You must be applying to a major within the College of Letters and Sciences.
  2. You must have a minimum 3.2 GPA (UC transferable).
  3. If you are applying to UCLA in an impacted major (see list, below), you must have at least a 3.4 overall GPA, and at least a 3.0 GPA in your major prep. If your GPA is between 3.2 and 3.4, you MUST declare an alternate major and meet with a transfer counselor. If you do not, we will NOT TAP certify you. View the UCLA Transfer Admission Guide.
  4. If you are applying to UCLA in a non-impacted major, you must have at least a 3.2 overall GPA, and at least a 3.0 in your major prep and meet with a transfer counselor. If you do not meet these requirements, we will NOT TAP certify you.
  5. We strongly recommend that all of our students who are planning to be TAP certified declare an alternate major, whether your major is impacted or not.
  6. You must list your major and alternate major on your UC application when you apply in the fall. These CANNOT be changed subsequently, so be sure that you meet with a transfer counselor BEFORE you complete your application to ensure that you are listing appropriate majors for both your primary and alternate.
  7. You must have completed all major prep for both your major AND your alternate major.
  8. You must attend a TAP workshop at ECC.


Your alternate major may NOT be one of the following selective majors:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Economics
  • Communication Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • Global Studies
  • Human Biology & Society (BA, BS)
  • International Development Studies
  • Life Sciences Majors (see UCLA TAG admission guide)
  • Financial Actuarial Mathematics
  • Mathematics/Economics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Statistics

Note: The alternate major must have been listed on the original UC Application and match what is written on the TAP Certification Form. Requests to add or change the alternate major after submission of the application will not be considered. This applies to all alternate majors at UCLA.


For more information, visit the UCLA Transfer Alliance Program website.




The honors program played a pivotal role in my success at El Camino College because it was challenging, while also allowing me to have unique opportunities like conducting and sharing research. In addition, it was through my participation with the program that I met some of the most helpful and inspirational peers and mentors who always motivated me to set and achieve my goals."

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