UC Question about TAP(s).

<p>Hello, I have repeatedly read about TAPs being offered to tansfer students who are applying to various UCs. My question is: what exactly is a TAP, what does it entail, and how does an aspiring transfer (I will be applying this fall) go about obtaining such a thing? Thanks</p>

<p>TAP, which I think means transfer alliance programs is one of those partnerships a school has with certain a cc. there are several forms of TAP but for different schools. All TAP is a program where you take 7 transferable courses for honors credit... For example English 101 is transferable you ask your eng prof if yo can take it for honors credit and he will assign you a special research project he will grade and hand in to the TAP counselor. My project entailed reading a book aside from the one required for class and writing a 7 page essay. Once you finish seven of these "contracts" for seven UC transferable courses you get TAP certified all this means is you get priority consideration doesn't mean you are guaranteed admission just that your application will be reviewed ahead of others (trust me a lot of my friends had TAP and were rejected) so you will pretty much know your fate before non-TAP students. I think UCSB has a TAP program that actually goes as far as saying they'll gurantee admission but for UCLA nothing is a guarantee</p>

<li><p>100% of LAVC TAP students have been accepted in the last five years to UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside, and UC Santa Cruz.</p>

<li>Over 90% of LAVC TAP students are accepted to UCLA each year.</li>
<li>More LAVC TAP students are accepted to UCLA than from any other TAP program in the state: 34 community colleges have a TAP program.</li>

TAP benefits include:
o Special Scholarships for TAP students at UCLA and at Los Angeles Valley College.
o Eligibility for priority consideration for admission to UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, UC Riverside, Chapman College, Occidental College, Pomona College, Pitzer College, and Pepperdine University.
o Assistance with application for transfer to a four-year college or university.
o Increased student-professor contact.
o Association with other academically motivated students.
o A TAP designated counselor for specialized advisement
o An official TAP designation on the LAVC transcript.
o Access to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) College Library.
o Priority in registering during early registration process.</p></li>

<p>It depends on the school you go to. </p>

<p>For mine, all it took to be UCLA Tap certified was admittance to our honors program and completion of 5 honors class (at least 1 english and 2 specific honors humanities). No project, no essays, nothing.</p>

<p>Im kicking myself for not going to a CC closer to home with TAP, ugh.</p>

<p>Allie brought up another important requirement for TAP you have to qualify to even do the program. At my cc the requirement was an overall 3.5 gpa at the time of applying and maintaining a 3.0 throughout your time there. The requirements for hs seniors entering college are even higher. If you finished all your requirements then TAP is pretty much ou of the picture because only courses that are UC approved count for TAP. Allie what cc did you attend? it sounds like it was easy there to get TAP cert</p>

<p>Do DVC, Santa Rosa JC or Napa Valley College offer TAPs for Berkeley or UCLA? To be honest, I'm not interested in transferring to Davis, so that is not applicable for me. Also, I noticed an earlier post said that Pomona had an agreement with LAVC. Do other private schools (STANFORD!?) give priority of any sort to the aforementioned schools? Thanks!</p>

<p>Hard to say every jc has a different thing. It'd be best to check with the specific college you go to. I knew a girl at my jc who got in to stanford without TAP I think she was doing women's studies and had a 3.7.</p>