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. On average, 90% of LAVC TAP applicants have been accepted by UCLA over the last five years. Typically less than 25% of non-TAP applicants to UCLA have been admitted to UCLA over this same period. TAP transfers at UCLA also perform better academically than non-TAP transfers and native UCLA students.
In order to be considered for the priority admission described above, TAP students must be certified after completing a minimum of 15 Honors units and Library Science 101; nine of those 15 units must be completed prior to certification.