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Priority Admission to Transfer Colleges
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 (College of Letters & Science ONLY)

This is known as the TAP agreement – Transfer Alliance Program
This priority admissions agreement works with all majors offered in the College of Letters & Science ONLY. The TAP contract does not extend to majors held within any of the other schools and colleges at UCLA. Majors held within the following do not receive any priority: 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.

UC Irvine

Transfer Honors Program (TH)
Priority admission, individual advising, library card, housing guarantee, cultural events invites, fall outreach program.
THE Guarantee Program
Transfer students applying through the Transfer Honors Enrollment Guarantee program are considered for admission to the Campuswide Honors Program as part of the UC Irvine admissions process. UC Irvine’s Office of Admissions will post admissions decisions for transfer students to MyAdmissionsApplication@UCI  message boards (MYAA) no later than April 30. If you are invited to join the CHP, this will be indicated in the left-hand column in your MYAA message board. You will also receive an invitation letter from the CHP office in the mail in March. Your invitation to join the CHP is conditional upon admission to UC Irvine.

Chapman University

Priority admission to the university (excluding Dodge College, Performing and Visual Arts, and Business Administration)


Loyola Marymount University

Priority consideration for admission to Loyola Marymount University for those students who meet Loyola Marymount University requirements for upper-division transfer, apply to Loyola Marymount University prior to the duly established deadline, and achieve a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.25. Students should be aware that certain majors might be impacted, making admissions into these programs more competitive and limiting the number of students that can be accepted for a given semester.

Mills College

Priority admissions to the university. Scholarships for eligible candidates

Georgetown University 

Annual nominations.  To be considered as a nominee, please make a scheduled appointment with OCC Honors Transfer Counselor, Linda Bagatourian, to discuss Georgetown as a first-choice targeted transfer school.  Counseling appointments are made on Thursday mornings beginning at 8am by being IN LINE at the Counseling Appointment Desk (Watson Hall - 3rd floor) or ONLINE (Student Services --> Counseling --> Make an Appointment); or by visiting the Transfer Center (Watson Hall - 2nd floor).

Other institutions with special transfer agreements with HTCC/OCC Honors:

Amherst College

Colorado State University, Global Campus

Connecticut College

CSU Fullerton – Business/Honors Program

Gonzaga University

La Sierra University

Occidental College

Pitzer College

Pomona College

Scripps, the Women's College Claremont

University of Arizona

University of La Verne

University of San Diego

Whitman College

Whittier College