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Honors Institute

UCLA Transfer Alliance Program

Increase Your Chances

Want to increase your 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 23 quarter units of honors courses with a minimum GPA of 3.25
  • (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 and to access the TAP Certification fillable form. 

TAP admission and certification dates will be updated  on November 4, 2019.

Please note that to use the fillable form you must: 

First download it to your computer, complete the requested information, and then SAVE it.

At this point, the form can be printed and/or attached to an e-mail.

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Honors Institute

 (650) 949-7061

Building 1900, Office 1960

Fall 2019 Office Hours

Mondays: 11:30am – 1:30pm

Tuesdays: 10:00am – 1:30pm

Wednesdays: 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Thursdays: 10:00am – 1:30pm

Fridays: Closed