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Honors Program:

Pathway to UCLA and UCI

Two of the most popular transfer agreements available to IVC Honors Program members are UCLA's TAP (Transfer Alliance Program) and UCI's Transfer Honors/Honors-to-Honors programs.

UCLA TAP

(Transfer Alliance Program)

UCLA TAP | About TAP and Transfer Admission

The Transfer Alliance Program is a collaboration between local community college Honors Programs and the UCLA College of Letters and Science in conjunction with Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools. The program is designed to foster academic excellence at the community college level and to promote diversity and retention in the UCLA transfer population. Member community colleges provide enriched general education curricula emphasizing critical thinking, writing, and research through their Honors programs.

Students who are on track to complete the Honors Program at IVC with a 3.5 GPA receive priority consideration for admission to the UCLA College of Letters and Science. Admitted TAP students are also eligible to apply for scholarships reserved for TAP-certified students. The transfer rate to UCLA for students who complete the Honors Program is significantly higher than that of non-honors or freshman applicants.

UCLA Admission Rates

Freshmen applicants: 12 - 16%
IVC Honors Program TAP applicants: 70 - 85%

UCI Transfer Honors/Honors-to-Honors Transfer Agreements

UCI Honors to Honors

UCI's "Honors to Honors" program is a special transfer agreement available to students on track to complete the IVC Honors Program in good standing and with an overall transferable GPA of 3.7 or above. Eligible students will receive early admission to UCI, guaranteed admission to the UCI Campuswide Honors Collegium, and priority consideration for a special set of merit-based scholarships. Other benefits include guaranteed housing (if housing application submitted by UCI deadline) and individual advising.

Students on track to complete the IVC Honors Program requirements in good standing and who have an overall transferable GPA of 3.25 to 3.69 can be granted special consideration in the evaluation of their transfer application through UCI Honors to Honors. Other benefits include consideration for admission to UCI's Campuswide Honors Collegium, guaranteed housing (if housing application submitted by UCI deadline), and individual advising.