Cabrillo's Honors Transfer Program provides an enriched educational experience by offering honors classes that provide an opportunity for challenging outside research, stimulating seminars and sophisticated literature. Our goal is to encourage our students to seek challenges and pursue excellence. This program is about digging deeper, going beyond the textbook, and sharing your talents and interests with other highly motivated students.
Our honors courses reflect our instructors' interests in, and commitment to, a rigorous exploration of academic, intellectual, cultural and social issues. We offer a full array of university transfer classes and an honors learning community that serves the high potential, high achieving students of our county. Universities are looking for outstanding students who have done more than the minimum transfer requirements. As a result, Universities actively pursue honors students.
Students from all backgrounds, ages and experiences join Cabrillo's Honors Transfer Program. Current Cabrillo students, students coming to Cabrillo from other colleges and universities, and recent high school graduates are all welcome to apply to the program. Home schooled students are considered on a case-by-case basis. The minimum age to participate in the Honors Transfer Program is 16 years.
NOTE: The Honors Transfer Program is designed for students who want to transfer to the university, not for students who have already achieved a Bachelor's Degree and are pursuing graduate school, nor for concurrently-enrolled high school students who are pursuing the university as Freshman.
As four-year universities become increasingly selective, transfer students need every edge to assist them with their transfer admission. Honors students are in high demand at selective universities such as UC Berkeley, UCLA, Pomona, UC San Diego, Pitzer and more.
Priority admission or a competitive edge in the transfer admissions process depending on the college or university to which you apply
Scholarship advising and opportunities
Research support from Cabrillo's award winning library staff
Counseling and transfer assistance
Recognition of honors coursework on transcripts and at graduation
Smaller class size (35 or fewer students per class)
A stimulating environment
Membership in an honors transfer community of students
A strong support network
Intrigued? We thought so. Here are the next steps:
1) Review the minimum qualifications at the link on the right
2) Submit the on-line application to include your essay
NOTE: A separate application is required to Apply to Cabrillo via CCC Apply here
3) Submit one letter of recommendation. An e-mail of recommendation is acceptable from current Cabrillo students: the instructor may send the e-mail directly to the Honors Director.
4) Submit your high school transcript to include Fall grades (if you are a graduating high school senior), AP or IB transcript or transcripts from other colleges or universities you have attended. Cabrillo transcripts are NOT required to be submitted.
It's that simple! We'll contact you within two weeks after receiving all required information.