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The Cabrillo Honors Transfer Program is a proud member of the UCLA Transfer Alliance Program (UCLA TAP) - since 2010. Cabrillo Honors students are eligible to be TAP Certified upon application to UCLA. TAP certification gives students priority admission into the College of Letters and Sciences majors at UCLA. Cabrillo's Honors students enjoy an >85% admit rate into UCLA College of Letters and Sciences! Requirements:

  • at least 15 units of honors courses, including no more than 6 units of "designated honors courses". Honors courses completed by the end of Spring before transfer; maximum of 3 Honors courses taken in the last semester (Spring) before transfer.
  • GPA of 3.4 at the time of certification (February of the transfer year)
  • Completion of all major preparation courses - and IGETC.
  • must be confirmed by Cabrillo's Honors Transfer Program Director as a member in good standing and must successfully complete our Honors program requirements (above) prior to transfer


UCLA TAP is not available for the Film and Television major, Schools of Art and Architecture or Engineering. See majors in the College of Letters and Sciences.

Note re: "switching" majors once admitted: Admitted students are not allowed to switch into:

Psychology, Economics, Business Economics, Mathematics/Economics or Financial Actuarial Mathematics 11/2016


UCLA TAP Certification

Students should indicate on their UC application (submitted in the Fall prior to transfer), if they expect to meet the requirements for TAP Certification by the end of the Spring prior to transfer. In January, UCLA will send a list of applicants to the Honors Director at Cabrillo who will verify eligibility and contact you to sign the Certification Form by the end of February. NOTE: the requirements for UCLA TAP Certification are the same as for Honors Scholar Designation: at least 15 units of Honors coursework with a 3.4 (UC) transferable GPA.


Major Preparation is key!

You must complete ALL the major preparation courses for your first choice AND alternate majors.

As of Fall, 2019 for Fall, 2020 admission and beyond:

Business Economics - all major preparation courses should be completed by the end of Fall prior to transfer

Psychology - 4 of the 5 required major preparation courses should be completed by the end of Fall prior to transfer

for Admission: transfer-level Math and ENGL 1A should be completed by the end of Fall prior to transfer


**Important** the Alternate Major

Students who will be TAP Certified have the benefit of choosing an Alternate Major on their UC Application for the College of Letters and Sciences. ONLY TAP Certified students have this opportunity. As of Fall, 2019, all major preparation courses for the Alternate Major must be completed by the end of Spring before transfer. Most students who are not admitted into their first choice major are admitted into the Alternate major. You must choose the Alternate Major on your UC application at the time you submit your application.

CANNOT be one of the highly-selective (impacted) majors listed below: updated for Fall, 2020

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