The UCLA Transfer Alliance Program gives you the opportunity to enhance your ability to transfer to UCLA at the junior level from a California community college. Students are certified after completing the honors or scholars program at their community college and given priority consideration for admission to the College (College of Letters and Science).
How the Transfer Alliance Program Works with Alternate Majors
UCLA does not review non-Transfer Alliance Program applicants for admission to alternate majors. If you’re a UCLA TAP certified participant who’s not selected for admission to your first-choice major, UCLA will also review your application for an alternate major in the College (College of Letters and Science).
* This review is subject to restrictions. Please see the UCLA TAP webpage for more information.
How do I become UCLA TAP certified at MiraCosta College?
- Minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA in degree applicable coursework
- Completion of 15 units of honors coursework
- Up to two honors courses may be taken Pass/No Pass
- Up to two honors courses from other colleges may be included in unit count
- Enrollment in honors courses for two semesters at MiraCosta College
- Have a TAP-focused education plan on file with the MiraCosta College Transfer Center
- Demonstrated responsible and ethical behavior (see the MiraCosta College Catalog for Standards of Student Conduct)
- Submit a UCLA TAP certification request form in January prior to fall admission.
- Forms are to be submitted directly to the Transfer Center firstname.lastname@example.org.
What does UCLA Undergraduate Admission look at when reviewing applications for admission?
- Completion of major preparatory coursework
- Strength of GPA relative to the major
- Strength of major preparation
- Various personal criteria – please review the Transfer Admission Guide for more information
Strong academic preparation and performance make you a more competitive candidate for admission to UCLA. The average GPA of admitted transfer students is above 3.5. You should complete as many major preparatory courses as possible by the end of the spring term prior to transfer based on the availability of the courses at your current school and/or local schools.
The most competitive applicants for some highly selective majors (e.g. Business Economics, Economics, and Psychology) will have completed all major preparation requirements by the end of the last fall term prior to transfer.