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Honors Institute

UCLA Transfer Alliance Program

Double Your Chances

Want to double the chances of being accepted to UCLA's College of Letters and Sciences?

Join the Honors Institute and become an Honors Scholar* and you can!


UCLA TAP Certification Checklist

Guaranteed Priority Consideration for Admission

Through the UCLA Transfer Alliance Program (TAP), Foothill College Honors Scholars are given guaranteed priority consideration for admission to the UCLA College of Letters and Sciences. Traditionally, Foothill students experience a 70-98% acceptance rate through this program (versus 14-20%) for all other transfer applicants.

International Students

International students are also eligible to apply for this program, however are reviewed separately. International students can participate in TAP and be certified, but are not considered in the same way as domestic students.


In order to be eligible for this program, honors students must

  • complete a minimum of 12 honors units by the end of the fall term prior to their transfer.
  • successfully complete a minimum of 7 honors courses (23 quarter units) with a minimum GPA of 3.3
  • (Please note these are minimums and with the high impacted majors a higher GPA is recommended)

Application Deadline

  • Students interested in participating in this program must submit an application to UCLA by the annual November 30th deadline.
  • Honors students will receive an email message from the Honors Institute identifying the deadlines for submission of additional materials.
  • The Honors Institute regularly hosts information sessions about this program.

For more information, contact the Honors Institute at

You may visit the UCLA TAP site for more info.

Honors Course Schedule

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Main Campus and Sunnyvale Center Open Tuesday, Nov. 20

Due to improved conditions and anticipated rain, Foothill College and Sunnyvale Center will be open Tuesday, Nov. 20. Face masks will be available at the Health Center, Library, Stem Center and TLC.

Campus Open Tuesday, Nov. 20