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We will accept applications for 2018 Winter/Spring semester throughout the month of October. The deadline is Monday, October 30, 2017.

Students who complete the application process by Monday October 30, 2017 and are accepted into the prgram will receive priority registration.


What is the Honors Transfer Program?

The Honors Transfer Program (HTP) at El Camino College is designed to better prepare the highly motivated student to transfer successfully to a university and complete a Bachelor’s degree.

The HTP provides a unique learning environment that stresses academic excellence and develops the awareness necessary to achieve this goal. The major objective of the program is to prepare students to transfer by focusing on advanced reading, writing, critical thinking, and study skills. Honors courses are academically enriched to stimulate students intellectually, encourage independent critical thinking, and promote close interaction between students and faculty.

Honors courses fit into requirements of various associate degrees, as well as requirements needed to transfer to the University of California, California State University, and most other universities. Generally, students in the HTP complete the same number of courses as other students planning to transfer.

Top 10 Reasons to Become a Member of the Honors Transfer Program:

  1. Priority admission consideration for universities
  2. Priority registration for ECC classes
  3. Smaller class size with excellent, committed professors
  4. Increased interaction with transfer counselors
  5. Informative workshops designed to help you succeed at ECC and when you transfer
  6. UCLA application “alternate major” option—increase your chances of being accepted to UCLA!
  7. Permanent notation of honors participation on ECC transcript
  8. Close academic and social interaction with other highly motivated honors students—build a network of peers with similar goals.
  9. Increased chances of receiving scholarships and internships.
  10. Special opportunities to conduct and present undergraduate research—stand out on your application!

Click here to visit our Photo Gallery and see what HTP students are up to!

Contact Information

Joseph Holliday
  Rachel Williams
  Kahea Kamahele
Program Assistant
Rene Lozano
Transfer Counselor
  Monica Lanier
Transfer Counselor
  Lesile Meza
Transfer Counselor


Honors Transfer Program
c/o Natural Sciences Division
16007 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90506
Phone: (310) 660-3815

How to Find Us
The HTP office is located in the Student Services Center, Room 102F. Staff hours are Monday-Thursday, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm and Fridays 9am - 12 noon.

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HTP - Honors Transfer Program




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Last Published 9/14/17