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Cabrillo's Honors Transfer Program is a member of UCLA's Transfer Alliance Program (TAP). For more information go to: http://www.tap.ucla.edu/default.htm
Cabrillo's Honors Transfer Program is completing its fifth year, and has 225 current students.
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.
Intrigued? We thought so. Here are the next steps: 1) Review the minimum qualifications below 2) Complete an application and submit it to the Honors Transfer Program Office along with your essay and one letter of recommendation. It's that simple! We'll contact you within two weeks after receiving your packet.
*Please use the "Honors Transfer Program Minimum Qualifications" link on the upper-left for more details.
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.
To achieve the Honors Scholar designation, students must complete at least 4 or 5 honors courses (minimum of 15 semester units) with a transferable GPA of 3.40 or higher. Each honors course completed is noted with Honors on a student's transcript. Students who complete the 15-unit program - and submit the Designated Honors Scholar Application - receive the designation Honors Scholar posted on their transcript and if they also achieve an Associate Degree, their accomplishment will be announced at Cabrillo's graduation. Both honors courses and the Honors Scholar designation will stand out on university applications and improve students' chances of being admitted to selective college and universities.
Application period for current Cabrillo students to apply for Spring, 2014:
Eligible (3.3 GPA in at least 6 units of completed transferable college coursework) Cabrillo students may apply to the Honors Transfer Program in the Fall semester between September 1st and November 26th, and in Spring semester between February 1st and May 1st. Please use the on-line application linked in the upper-left of this page, include your essay within that application. For the required letter of recommendation, we will accept an e-mail communication from a Cabrillo faculty member directly to the Honors Director in place of a "formal", printed letter of recommendation (see Director e-mail address above right).
If you wish to apply the Honors program in your first semester and have not yet completed 6 units of transferable college-level coursework, you should provide your h.s. transcript (unofficial OK), and a letter of recommendation from one of your current Cabrillo instructors - preferably your English instructor (e-mail OK).
Students graduating from high school in June, 2014 may apply for admission to the program for Fall, 2014 between
All required paperwork must be postmarked by March 15th, 2014 to have a guaranteed review.
See the document below "Application Process for Fall, 2014" for specific steps required to apply to the Honors Program:
Office of Instruction, Room SAC West 213
Attn: Honors Transfer Program
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
You must also complete a separate, on-line application to Cabrillo College through CCC Apply - This is required even if you have previously taken Cabrillo courses as a concurrently-enrolled high school student. Click HERE TO APPLY to Cabrillo College for Fall Admission (starting April 1st for Fall, 2014 enrollment)
If you are graduating from a Santa Cruz County high school, you should also participate in RUNNING START for early registration. See your high school counselor, and submit an Intent to Participate in Running Start form.
There are three Assessment times set aside for applicants to the Honors Transfer Program for Fall, 2014. You may call to reserve a spot for one of these times - OR, you may participate with your high school class' regularly-scheduled assessment:
Thursday, Feb 6th - Aptos 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 12th - Watsonville 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 25th - last chance! Aptos 1:00 p.m.
Call the Assessment Office to sign up (required) 479-6165
You may make an appointment with a Cabrillo Counselor by calling
There are also 3 designated Honors Counselors who work with our Honors students and have specific information about the Honors Transfer Program:
Rudy Puente (Watsonville)
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Aptos, CA 95003