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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" and UCI's "Honors to Honors" programs.


(Transfer Alliance Program)


The Transfer Alliance Program is a collaboration between local community college Honors/Scholars 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/Scholars programs.

Students who have completed the Honors Program at IVC 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 the TAP-certified students. The transfer rate to UCLA for students who complete the Honors Program is significantly higher than that of non-honors students. Transfer rates for IVC Honors Program students generally run between 80 and 90% compared to 20 to 30% for non-honors IVC students.

UCI Honors-to-Honors Transfer Agreement

UCI's "Honors to Honors" program is a special transfer agreement available for students from select community colleges, including Irvine Valley College. The "Honors to Honors" program offers high-performing students who complete the IVC Honors Program several advantages including priority admission review, automatic admission to the UCI Campus wide Honors Program, guaranteed housing, individual advising, faculty mentoring for a Senior Thesis, and renewable Regents Scholarships. Eligibility requirements are subject to change.

Students who complete the IVC Honors Program but are not eligible for the UCI's "Honors to Honors" program are also given special consideration in the evaluation of their transfer application and may be eligible for admission to UCI's Campus wide Honors Program.


Dr. Kay Ferguson Ryals
Honors Program Director
T: 949-451-5300

Michelle Minkler
Honors Program Counselor
T: 949-451-5251

Liberal Arts Building, Room LA 107A

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