Transfer Honors Program

The Transfer Honors Program provides students with a rigorous educational experience to help them successfully transition from community college to a four-year university. Benefits of joining the program include:

  •  Priority transfer admission to top universities such as UCLA, UC Irvine, LMU, CSU Long Beach, and many more;
  • Specialized advising and transfer application support
  • A dedicated Honors Counselor for help with education plans and transfer questions;
  • Smaller Honors classes that provide more engagement with professors and other Honors students;
  • Honors contracts that enable students to earn Honors credits when taking non-Honors courses;
  • Research opportunities, campus visits, networking events with university reps, and much 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.

2024-2025 Honors Courses

Fall 2024

  • English 101: College Reading and Composition I, M/W 10:30-11:55am (Setka)
  • Sociology 001: Introduction to Sociology, T/Th 10:30-11:55 (Lanoix)
  • Philosophy 028: Environmental Ethics, T/Th 1:15-2:40pm (Mayock)

Winter 2025

  • Cinema 003, T/Th 1:40-3:20 (Hybrid) (Edie)

Spring 2025

  • Chicano Studies 047, M/W 10:30-11:55am (Ruiz)
  • Environmental Science 024, T/Th 10:30-11:55 (Merkle)
  • English 103, T/Th 1:15-2:40 (Boutry)

Upcoming THP Events and Workshops

If you are a current Honors Scholar, you can find the most up-to-date information about upcoming events on our Transfer Honors Program Canvas site. If you are not yet an Honors Scholar, please contact the Honors Program at to learn more about the application process and requirements, benefits, and more!

"What I Know Now":  Graduating Honors Scholars

  • Tuesday, May 7 from 12-1pm in GC 130
  • Join us for a student panel as some of our soon-to-be Honors graduates discuss strategies for succeeding at West and navigating the transfer process. Speakers: Stacie Ayon (Business Administration), Oscar Lopez (Mechanical Engineering), and Alekos Tetradis (Environmental Science). 
  • Please RSVP

Life After Transfer: From West to University

  • Friday, May 17 from 11am-12pm via Zoom
  • In this workshop, you'll have a chance to hear from former Honors Scholars about life after transfer. The panelists will break down what to expect after transfer and offer some tips for success. Speakers: Zain Aslam (English, UCLA), Alisha Hasan (Biology, UCLA), and Amina Malik (English, UC Berkeley). 
  • Please RSVP.


Selection Criteria Requirements & How to Apply

For continuing West student:

  • Be eligible for English 101
  • Completed 12 transferable college units
  • Minimum GPA of 3.2 or higher (students whose GPAs fall below 3.2 will be considered for provisional admission)

For recent High School Graduates:

  • Minimum GPA 3.2 (students whose GPAs fall below 3.2 will be considered for provisional admission)

How to Apply:

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

In approximately 250-300 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. 

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


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

In person: Mondays, 10am-12pm in GC 280J
Via Zoom: Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00PM and by appointment




Stella Setka, Ph.D.
Transfer Honors Director
Email: @email

Kassidy Camilleri, Ed.D.
Transfer Honors Counselor