UCLA Transfer Alliance Program

The UCLA Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) allows you to enhance your ability to transfer to UCLA at the junior level from a participating California community college. Students are certified by the honors program counselor/coordinator after completing the honors or scholars program at a participating community college.

Applicants are given priority consideration for admission to majors in the College, as well as the following majors: public health, public affairs and education and social transformation.

For additional information about the programs of study available, please review the majors offered by the College.

Benefits of the Transfer Alliance Program

  • Through the Transfer Alliance Program, California community colleges and UCLA collaborate to assist students in the transfer process. 
  • UCLA Transfer Alliance Program community colleges offer enriched academic programs and all courses necessary to transfer, including general education requirements and major preparatory courses. 
  • Designated faculty and counselors at participating community colleges help students plan academic programs that meet major and general education requirements and honors/scholars certification.
  • To participate, you must enroll at one of the UCLA Transfer Alliance Program member community colleges.


Transfer Alliance Program Member Community Colleges

You may obtain more information regarding the Transfer Alliance Program by contacting one of the participating community college programs listed below.

American River College
Sacramento, CA


Antelope Valley College
Lancaster, CA


Cabrillo College
Aptos, CA


Cañada College
Redwood City, CA


Cerritos College
Norwalk, CA


Cerro Coso College
Ridgecrest, CA


Chaffey College
Rancho Cucamonga, CA


Citrus College
Glendora, CA


City College of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Clovis College
Fresno, CA

College of San Mateo
San Mateo, CA


College of the Canyons
Santa Clarita, CA


Cosumnes River College
Sacramento, CA


Crafton Hills College
Yucaipa, CA


Cypress College
Cypress, CA


East Los Angeles College
Monterey Park, CA


El Camino College
Torrance, CA


Foothill College
Los Altos Hills, CA

Fullerton College
Fullerton, CA


Glendale Community College
Glendale, CA


Irvine Valley College
Irvine, CA


Las Positas College
Livermore, CA


Long Beach City College
Long Beach, CA


Los Angeles City College
Los Angeles, CA


Los Angeles Harbor College
Wilmington, CA


Los Angeles Mission College
Sylmar, CA


Los Angeles Pierce College
Woodland Hills, CA


Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles, CA


Los Angeles Valley College
Valley Glen, CA


Los Medanos College
Pittsburgh, CA


MiraCosta College
Oceanside, CA


Mission College
Santa Clara, CA 

Moorpark College
Moorpark, CA


Moreno Valley College
Moreno Valley, CA


Mt. San Antonio College
Walnut, CA


Mt. San Jacinto College
Menifee, CA


Norco College
Norco, CA

Orange Coast College
Costa Mesa, CA


Pasadena City College
Pasadena, CA


Reedley College
Reedley, CA


Rio Hondo College
Whittier, CA


Riverside City College
Riverside, CA


Sacramento City College
Sacramento, CA


Saddleback College
Mission Viejo, CA 


San Bernardino Valley College
San Bernardino, CA


San Diego City College
San Diego, CA


San Diego Mesa College
San Diego, CA


San Diego Miramar College
San Diego, CA


Santa Ana College
Santa Ana, CA


Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara, CA


Santa Monica College
Santa Monica, CA


Santiago Canyon College
Orange, CA


Skyline College
San Bruno, CA


West Los Angeles College
Culver City, CA


West Valley College
Saratoga, CA

How the Transfer Alliance Program Works With Alternate Majors

If you’re a UCLA TAP participant who’s not selected for admission to your first-choice major, we’ll also review your application for an alternate major.* This review is subject to the following restrictions:

  • Your alternate major must have been specified on your original UC application at the time you submitted it. Requests to add an alternate major after you submit will not be considered.
  • If you are admitted to your first-choice major, your application will not be reviewed for your alternate major.
  • The TAP alternate major review policy only applies to certain majors. Majors in the College (excluding the restricted majors listed here) and Public Affairs are acceptable alternate major options.
  • The following majors are restricted from consideration as an alternate major:
    • Biology
    • Pre-business economics
    • Communication
    • Pre-economics
    • Education and social transformation
    • English
    • Global studies
    • Human biology and society (B.A. and B.S.)
    • International development studies
    • Mathematics/economics
    • Mathematics, financial actuarial
    • Political science
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Statistics and data science

Note: Applicants in TAP may not select ANY major in the following specialty schools as an alternate major: The Samueli School of Engineering, the School of Arts and Architecture, the Herb Alpert School of Music, the School of Nursing, and the School of Theater, Film and Television as these schools do not participate in TAP.

Both Public health majors (B.A. and B.S.) will receive TAP consideration. However, applicants cannot list both major options as their primary and alternate major choice.

TAP Eligibility Examples
Primary Major Alternate Major TAP Eligibility
Public Health B.A. Public Health B.S. Not OK
Biology Public Health B.S. OK
Public Health B.A. Anthropology B.S. OK

* This policy applies to certified Transfer Alliance Program participants only. We do not review non-Transfer Alliance Program applicants for admission to alternate majors.

Frequently Asked Questions


No. The Transfer Alliance Program is not an admission guarantee program.

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