The Transfer Alliance Program is a collaboration between local community college Honors/Scholars Programs and UCLA College of Letters and Science in conjunction with Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools. The program is designed to foster academic excellence at the community college level and to promote diversity and retention in the UCLA transfer population. Member community colleges provide enriched general education curricula emphasizing critical thinking, writing, and research through their Honors/Scholars programs.
The community college students work closely with faculty and receive on-going academic advising from counselors assigned to their school's Honors/Scholars Program. TAP Faculty Directors and Counselors meet twice a year with UCLA colleagues to stay abreast of admissions issues and programmatic developments at UCLA.
Annually, UCLA hosts a TAP/Transfer Conference, where prospective transfer students learn about UCLA's academic opportunities and expectations through attending workshops and talking with departmental representatives from academic and campus departments.
Students who have completed the Honors/Scholars Program at their Community College receive priority consideration for admission to UCLA College of Letters and Science. Admitted TAP students are eligible to apply for scholarships reserved for the Transfer Alliance Program.