Frequently Asked Questions for Transfer Student Applicants to UC Irvine

This information is for prospective transfer students (students transferring from community colleges or other colleges and universities). If you are a high school student, please click on FAQs for Prospective First Years for more information.

Do I need to apply to join Campuswide Honors?
It depends. 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 California 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 contact your community college Honors Program Director if you have questions about being nominated for Honors to Honors. *Please note that Honors to Honors is not the same as TAG (Transfer Admissions Guarantee), offered through the UC Irvine Office of Admissions.

View our flyer for more information on Honors to Honors, including a list of participating community colleges.

All other UCI transfer students are invited to apply to Campuswide Honors either in the summer (deadline August 1st; 11;59pm) using their CC grades (if above a 3.5 minimum). Transfer Students may also apply after completing one quarter at UCI with 12 units taken for a grade. Transfer Students must apply by Monday of Week 3 ; 08:00am PST – Winter Quarter using their UCI grades (3.5 minimum UCI GPA required to apply). See the Prospective Transfers page for further information on the application process, deadlines, and the honors course requirements. (Please note that students who are admitted to Campuswide Honors often have GPAs higher than the minimum required for consideration.)

How will I know if I am invited to join the Campuswide Honors?
For Honors to Honors transfer program applicants:
Transfer students applying to UC Irvine and who are eligible for the Honors to Honors program are considered for admission to the Campuswide Honors Program as part of the UC Irvine admissions process.  UC Irvine’s Office of Admissions will post admissions decisions for transfer students to the UCI Applicant Portal. Selection for Campuswide Honors will be indicated in your UCI Applicant Portal. 

Does your program have scholarships?
At UC Irvine, merit scholarships (including the Regents’ Scholarship) and financial aid are handled by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Go back to the Campuswide Honors Prospective Students page