Honors Transfer Program
UCLA Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) at Las Positas College
What is UCLA TAP?
UCLA Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) is a priority admission review program hosted by UCLA in consort with California Community College honors programs that complete a rigorous review process through the office of UCLA admissions. Las Positas is one of the few colleges in our surrounding area certified to participate in the program.
Benefits of the UCLA TAP Program
Through UCLA TAP students who graduate as Honors Scholars by completing at least 5 honors contracts in courses totaling at least 15 units at LPC will be eligible for priority admission review at UCLA. Students must complete the regular admission process and complete all major preparation requirements as well.
TAP Admission Rates
In 2020 general transfer Students were admitted to UCLA at a rate of 24%. By contrast, TAP applicants were admitted at a rate of 78%.
Alternate Major Consideration
TAP certification also entitles students to be reviewed for admission in a alternate major. Students must meet the UCLA major preparation requirements in their secondary major. The secondary major must be within the College of Letters and Sciences (L&S) and some impacted majors are also excluded from consideration as alternate majors for TAP. The alternate major must also be the alternate major indicated on the student's official UC application. The full list of excluded majors is here.
What Majors Are Eligible for TAP?
The Transfer Alliance Program is a program of the UCLA College of Letters and Science and applies only to majors within L&S. This includes the majors of most LPC transfers, but does not include the Schools of Engineering & Applied Science; Architecture; Music; Nursing; Theatre, Film and Television; Public Affairs, or Education & Information Studies.
How to Apply with UCLA TAP
In order to apply through UCLA TAP you will need to make sure that your major and any secondary major are TAP eligible and within the College of Letters and Science at UCLA. You will also need to meet all other admissions requirements for the college and your major as indicated by your LPC counselor, UCLA and ASSIST. You also need to be on track to complete at least 5 honors contracts in courses worth at least 15 combined units by the end of the spring semester in which you graduate. You must have a grade of A or B in each of those courses. Only transfer students are eilgible for TAP, which means that concurrent enrollment and Middle College students are not eligible unless they have also taken college courses since their high school graduation. The TAP application form will be a secondary application that you complete after submitting your general application to UCLA. Please contact the LPC Honors Program Coordinator for more information.
The LPC-UCLA TAP Preparation Form
The LPC-UCLA TAP Process Preparation Form should be filled out between September and November of your last academic year at Las Positas. This is an LPC form where you will indicate the specific courses that make you eligible to graduate as an LPC honors scholar. If you have more courses to take, it allows you to indicate your plans to complete the program before graduation. This form will provide the information needed by the LPC Honors Transfer Program Coordinator in order to begin the process of certifying you for UCLA TAP. Please note that this is an internal LPC process and is separate from the application process that you complete with UCLA when you apply through TAP. Make sure you do both if you plan to apply as a TAP-certified student.
UCLA TAP at Las Positas
More information on TAP
For more information please contact:
Office Locations (Please check both during office hours)
- Honors Office: Room 220-B
- Honors Coordinator's Office (J. Bodnar): 270-K
- Monday & Wednesday: 12:40 PM - 1:40 PM
- Tuesday & Thursday: 11:20 AM - 12:20 PM
- Friday: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Online only - Email for Zoom info.)
- Honors contract proposals due: Friday, September 9, 2022
- Honors contracts completed, approved instructor, project completion survey submitted: Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Our program runs in the fall and spring semesters but is not active in the summer term.