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Transfer Alliance/Honors Program (TAP)
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The Los Angeles Valley College Transfer Alliance/Honors Program (TAP) is designed to help first time college students* who plan on transferring to a four-year college or university. It consists of academically enriched transfer general education courses in which both written expression and the critical analysis of ideas are stressed.
The TAP/Honors sections will provide academically motivated students the opportunity to learn in a challenging and stimulating learning environment. More than 85% of our TAP applicants have been accepted by UCLA over the last five years. Typically less than 30% of non-TAP applicants to UCLA have been admitted to UCLA over this same period. Our TAP transfers at UCLA have a better academic performance than non-TAP transfers and native UCLA students.
Contact the TAP/Honors Director Laura Scott (818 947-2330, Sociology Dept BSC 111B), Dr. Michael Gold, TAP/Honors Counselor (818-947-2630, Counseling Department) or TAP Counselor Ann Gee (818 947-2631). Both counselors are located in the Counseling Department in the Student Services Annex.
* First time college students that do not have a college degree. Students who have a Bachelor’s degree or higher from any institution (domestic or international) are able to take TAP/Honors classes, but will not earn TAP certification or TAP completion on their transcripts or priority consideration in the transfer application process.
May 2016 Newsletter for Students
Transfer Alliance/Honors Program (TAP) Application