Transfer Agreements and
Priority Admission Consideration to Top Schools
By completing the program, students can avail themselves of any or all of our transfer partnerships that have been negotiated through our alliance with the Honors Transfer Council of California. Keep in mind that all throughout your time at RCC, you should consult the honors coordinators to gather more information about transfer agreements and you absolutely must work closely with your counselors to choose your transfer institution and discern what are the requirement particular to that campus for your major.
Agreements with three regional UC campuses:
Los Angeles, Riverside, and Irvine
When students are applying to UC campuses, they need to check the box for honors, and for UCLA, they also have to check the box for TAP (Transfer Alliance Program). UCLA requires an additional form to certify a student’s completion of the program. This form is due in the Spring.
Community college students who apply to UCLA usually get in at about a 25% rate, but students who apply after completing the Honors Program and earning TAP certification get in at about an 80% rate to the College of Letters and Sciences, depending on the major. (Students are encouraged to select an alternate major, as well, in the application process to increase their likelihood of admission.)
UCR and RCC have an Honors to Honors Agreement for students who have completed all requirements of the RCC Honors Program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 AND fulfilled the UCR Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) requirements, earn the minimum required GPA for the intended major at UCR at the time of TAG submission, complete English 1A by end of the fall term prior to transfer and English 1B by the end of the spring term prior to transfer, among other requirements. Honors to Honors transfers have the opportunity to live in the Honors Hall in Glen Mor with an Honors Faculty-in-Residence who provides programming, interaction, and guidance to the students who live in the community. As well, UCR Honors will provide an additional scholarship of $900 for admitted RCC Honors students. In addition, all admitted transfer students will be eligible to apply for general Honors scholarships, up to $1,500 per year. As part of the Honors-to-Honors Agreement, RCC Honors students will be able to apply for the Regents Scholarship, a renewable $10,000 scholarship.
The UCI-HTCC partnership embraces two levels of honors transfers: 1) “Transfer Honors” from RCC to the University as a whole and 2) “Honors-to-Honors” from RCC to the UCI Campuswide Honors Program. All students certified by their local HTCC honors program are eligible for priority consideration for UCI admission under Transfer Honors. Students who also have completed their major preparation with a UC-transferable GPA of 3.7 or higher are eligible for Campuswide Honors Program admission under Honors-to-Honors, as outlined on the HTCC Honors-to-Honors page.
Additional Local/Regional Universities with
Honors Program Agreements:
University of Arizona
Cal State Fullerton Honors Program
Mills College (all female undergraduates)
San Diego State University
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
For a complete list, go here.