Although Honors students apply to many different colleges and universities, most are seeking the priority admissions agreements that are housed within this program. These agreements/contracts usually do not guarantee that students will receive an offer of admission. However, students who qualify to apply under these contracts greatly enhance their chances of being admitted to these particular schools.
The Honors Transfer Council of California has negotiated transfer agreements on behalf of the OCC Honors Program for priority consideration for admission (and other pre-transfer benefits, in some cases) to a number of colleges and universities. Check this list from time to time for updates -- we're always working on new transfer agreements! Here are some of the most popular transfer destinations among them:
UCLA -Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) Certification
College of Letters and Science ONLY
The UCLA College of Letters & Science (L&S) offers students who have been CERTIFIED by their participating college Honors Programs priority consideration for admission. This is not a guarantee (UCLA does not offer any guarantees of admission), but does significantly improve the likelihood of admission to the most selective majors in L&S. Communications is the only exception.
Also, students applying as TAP-certified transfer candidates are also permitted to name a qualifying alternate major (non-selective in L&S). This means that, if the applicant is denied admission to their first-choice major offered any UCLA College or School, their application will be reviewed a second time for admission to the L&S alternate major. While the UCLA/TAP agreement does not
extend to majors offered by the other schools and colleges at UCLA, including The School of the Arts and Architecture, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, The School of Nursing, and The School of Theater, Film and Television, it does allow applicants whose primary goal is attending UCLA a second possibility for TAP Certification based on their qualifying alternate major without having to wait a year to apply again.
Alternate majors MAY NOT be chosen from among the highly selective majors (these are shown with an asterisk (*) on the UCLA Profile of Admitted Transfer Students). But non-selective majors WILL be considered as alternatives for selective College of Letters and Science majors as well as majors in the other pre-professional UCLA Colleges and Schools. Adequate preparation for the alternate L&S major is strongly recommended.
The TAP Certification Cycle and Deadline. Certification begins in January each year as soon as fall grades have been added to the transcripts. TAP and UCI Transfer Certification forms will be sent out to all Honors Program students and are available on request via email or at the Garrison Honors Center. The deadline to meet with an Honors Councelor for Certification review is usually mid-February. Pay attention to MyOCC announcements and messages that will be sent to your STUDENT email address.
Transfer Honors Program (TH)
THE Guarantee Program
Priority admission to the university (excluding Dodge College, Performing and Visual Arts, and Business Administration)
Loyola Marymount University
Other institutions with special transfer agreements with HTCC/OCC Honors:
Colorado State University, Global Campus
CSU Fullerton – Business/Honors Program
La Sierra University
Scripps, the Women's College Claremont
University of Arizona
University of La Verne
University of San Diego