The Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) is a collaboration between the Honors/Scholars Programs at our member California Community Colleges and UCLA in conjunction with Undergraduate Admission. 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 colleges provide enriched general education curricula emphasizing critical thinking, writing, and research through their Honors/Scholars Programs.

Community college students work closely with faculty and receive on-going academic advising from counselors assigned to their school’s Honors/Scholars Program. TAP Faculty Directors and Counselors meet twice a year with UCLA colleagues to stay abreast of admission issues and programmatic developments at UCLA.

TAP is specifically for California Community College (CCC) transfer students.  The University of California Office of the President defines CCC transfer students as students who have completed 30 or more semester units at a CCC, with a CCC as their most-recent institution of attendance.  CCC transfer students who have completed the Honors/Scholars Program at one of our member community colleges receive priority consideration for admission to the UCLA College and to two specific professional school majors. Admitted TAP students are eligible to apply for scholarships reserved for the Transfer Alliance Program.