Transfer Honors Program

Welcome to the Transfer Honors Program (THP) website! The THP provides students with the opportunity to earn honors credits for courses and students who complete our program receive priority admission consideration to selected four-year institutions including University of California at Los Angeles, Irvine, Riverside, Santa Cruz, CSU Fullerton, Azusa Pacific Univ., LMU Pomona, Occidental, Chapman and other alliance institutions. Please scroll down for more information about our program including eligibility requirements, the application process and more!

WEST is a member of the Honors Transfer Council of California (HTCC) which provides a variety of events and support for our honor students. View more information.

THP Student Information Sessions

Attend one of the information sessions listed below to learn about THP requirements, the application process, benefits and more! These sessions are appropriate for students who want to learn more about the THP as well as those who have recently been accepted into the program. Please contact the THP program to learn more about the application process and requirements, benefits, and more!

Selection Criteria Requirements & How to Apply

For continuing WEST student:

  • Be eligible for English 101
  • Completed 12 transferable college units
  • Minimum GPA for 3.2 or higher

For entering High School Graduates:

Minimum GPA 3.2

How to Apply:

To apply, complete this online application. Please note that the application will require you to upload a 500-word essay and a copy of your most recent unofficial transcripts. The essay prompt is as follows:

In approximately 500 words, please describe your academic experience thus far, your academic and professional goals, and why you would like to participate in the Transfer Honors Program. View the essay rubric.

View Transfer Honors Information Sheet (New!)
View Honors Contract Information Sheet

To Remain in the Honors Program

Students must do the following to remain in the program:

  • Complete English 101 within the first year of the program
  • Maintain at least 3.2 GPA in all transfer course work
  • Honors Courses must be completed w/an "A" or "B"
  • Enroll in at least 1 or 2 courses w/a Honors component per semester
  • Meet with Transfer Honors Counselor each semester
  • Attend 2 verified Transfer Workshops during the year
  • Meet with 2 University Representative on Campus during academic year
  • Participate in the annual WLAC Poster Showcase each year you are in the program

Verification Form: Community Service Form

To Complete the Honors Program

Students must do the following to complete the program:

  • Complete a minimum of 15 Transfer Honors units at WEST, consisting of 5 or 6 designated "Honors Courses
  • Complete a 200 Level Math Course
  • Have a GPA of 3.2 or higher in all course work
  • Complete and file an application for admissions to your intended transfer University when appropriate
  • Complete a minimum of 15 hours of documented Volunteer / Community Service.
  • Participate in the annual WLAC Poster Showcase each year you are in the program


Office Hours and Location

Mondays: 10:00AM - 2:30PM
Tuesdays: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
or by Zoom appointment

Office: GC 28


Stella Setka, Ph.D.
Transfer Honors Director

Irene Shvarts
Transfer Honors Counselor