Although Scholars students apply to many different colleges and universities, most are seeking the priority admissions agreements that are housed within this program. These agreements/contracts do not guarantee that students will receive an offer of admission. However, students who partake in these contracts greatly enhance their chances of being admitted to these particular schools.
The Scholars Program oversees priority admissions contracts with the following institutions:
UCLA (College of Letters & Science ONLY)
College of Letters & Science ONLY (excluding Communication Studies)
This is known as the TAP agreement – Transfer Alliance Program
(This priority admissions agreement works with all majors held with the College of Letters & Science except for Communications majors.)
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.
Transfer Honors Program (Honors to Honors)
Priority consideration for admission, individual advising, library card, housing guarantee, cultural events invites, fall outreach program,
Honors to Honors Program
Transfer students applying through the Honors to Honors Program are eligible for priority consideration 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 College Honors Program (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.
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.
Priority admissions to the university. Scholarships for eligible candidates.
Click here for a full list of participating HTCC (Honors Transfer Council of California) colleges.