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Which Courses Qualify for a TAP/Honors Contract?

  • Course must be UC transferable and have an approved Honors Addendum to course outline on file
  • TAP/Honors contracts are available for actively enrolled LAVC TAP/Honors students only  
  • The course is not being offered as an Honors section in the same term
  • Fill out page 1 with student and return to TAP Director no later than the end of week 5 (end of week 1 if an intersession or late-start)
  • Turn in page 2 to TAP Director indicating student has met requirements of the contract
  • Click here to download the TAP Honors Contract


Making a Course Honors/TAP 

If you are not sure if a class you teach is offered as TAP please check for the TAP/Honors Addendum in ECD. If your course does not currently have an addedum, but you are interested in teaching an honors section contact your department chair and TAP Director and fill out the following form: TAP/Honors Course Addendum - Blank Form


What Makes It An Honors Course?

  • Honors courses are enhanced versions of the original course with an Honors Addendum added to the Course Outline
  • Honors courses are noted with “Honors” on student’s official transcripts
  • Honors courses have high standards, expect excellence, and emphasize:
    • Preparation for university-level rigor
    • Independent, creative and critical thinking
    • Active participation through discussions using an inquiry or dialogic approach
    • Advanced reading, writing and research skills
    • Collaborative and experiential learning projects
    • Student presentations
      • Classroom
      • Honors Transfer Council of California Student Research Conference held at UCI


What Makes An Honors Student?

  • Highly motivated with a strong desire to learn
  • Come to class prepared, complete assignments, and miss fewer classes
  • Enjoy participating in class and giving presentations
  • Appreciate enrichment activities: plays, museums, art exhibits, concerts
  • Willing to rise to the challenge
  • Autonomous learner who feels responsible for educating oneself
  • Collaborate spirit of helping one another learn
  • Educational plan includes transfer to a 4-year college/university


What Makes An Honors Professor?

  • Challenges students through rigorous standards, difficult problems, wider/deeper reading, advanced research, creative yet demanding assignments
  • Encourages and inspires students through depth of knowledge, enthusiasm for subject
  • Mentors students, through example, one-on-one conversations and investigations
  • Encourages student presentations in class and for the annual Honors Transfer Council of California Student Research Conference held at UCI
  • Participates in the following TAP activities:
    • Annual LAVC TAP Faculty meeting (fall)
    • Annual LAVC TAP/Transfer Luncheon (spring)
    • Annual Honors Transfer Council of California TAP Student Research Conference
    • Annual LAVC TAP Advisory meeting (spring)
    • Responds to correspondence from the TAP Director
    • Contacts TAP/Honors Director for program and course related guidance/questions/concern


TAP Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes