Admission Requirements for Incoming Transfer Students

Thank you, transfer student, for your interest in Campuswide Honors! Our program admits transfer students in two ways:

    1. Honors to Honors*
      Some entering transfer students are invited to Campuswide Honors as part of the UCI admissions process through a program called Honors to Honors. Honors to Honors is a partnership with a group of community colleges, where the community college honors director may nominate outstanding honors students applying to UCI for special consideration for selection for Campuswide Honors and for merit scholarships. A 3.7 GPA and successful completion of the community college honors program are required. (Please note that, once you have been admitted to UCI as an Honors to Honors student, your final community college transcript must reflect successful completion of the community college honors program and a 3.7 overall GPA in order to remain in Campuswide Honors.) If admitted to UCI and these requirements are met, then no supplemental application for Campuswide Honors is required. For more information on the honors curriculum requirements for transfer students, visit For more information on Honors to Honors, click here to view the flyer. For more information on transfer student resources at UCI, visit the Transfer Student Hub website.
    2. By Application to
      Transfer students to UCI may apply to join Campuswide Honors if they have completed one quarter or more as a full-time student (12 graded units), with a 3.5 GPA or higher. (Please note that students who are admitted to Honors often have GPAs higher than the minimum required for consideration.) Transfer students may submit applications until the Monday (08:00AM PST) of Week 3 of winter quarter of their first year at UCI using their UCI transcript. Transfer students beginning their first quarter at UCI may also apply after they have submitted their Statement of Intent to Register to UCI and before starting classes at UCI using their community college transcript, if their community college cumulative GPA is 3.5 or higher. To be considered for fall quarter admission, you must apply no later than August 1 at 11:59 p.m. (PST). Students may submit one application to the CHC. Additional applications will not be considered.

Instructions for Completing the Application for Transfer Students

      1. Campuswide Honors is an academic program where one of the benefits is the honors curriculum. Before applying, please read the transfer student requirements and the description of the honors curriculum and consider whether Campuswide Honors is a good fit for your academic plans. Fill out the online application form at, answering each question thoroughly, preferably in a paragraph-length response.
      2. Please submit a preliminary course plan to graduation along with your application, indicating how and when you propose to complete honors requirements as well as major requirements. For information about how to develop a course plan, please see A signature by a school advisor is not required for applicants.

As you answer the questions on the application, keep in mind that we are looking for a demonstrated passion for learning, a willingness to explore and take risks, and academic excellence in a broad range of disciplines, not just in the area of your major.

Prospective students can learn more about Campuswide Honors here.