2024 Summer/Fall

Honors Transfer Program Application


(with priority registration)

This semester’s application period to start the program in Summer/Fall 2024 is: February 12, 2024 through April 19, 2024 at 5:00pm. No applications will be accepted after Friday, April 19, 2024 at 5:00pm.

Students who complete the application process by the deadline and are accepted to the program will receive priority registration. Late applicants are not eligible for priority registration through the Honors Transfer Program for Summer/Fall 2024. However, you may still be eligible for priority registration through other campus programs. Please contact those programs directly.


Students who are new to ECC will have to complete three crucial steps by April 26, 2024 in order to receive priority registration. The steps are:

1.  An ECC application 

2.  An ECC orientation (either online or in person)

3.  An education plan (Ed-Plan) with an ECC counselor

*** Please Note: HTP Application deadline is April 19, 2024 ***

Your application will not be considered if:

•  You miss the deadline 

•  You do not meet the HTP requirements 

•  You do not follow the instructions

Parents should not phone or email the HTP office. Potential honors students attending or planning to attend El Camino College are required to obtain information and apply for the program as college students.  Any information that can be found in our educational records cannot be shared with anyone other than the student.

IMPORTANT: Before you begin...

You must have an El Camino College Student ID number before you can complete this application. If you do not already have an ECC ID, you can obtain one by submitting an ECC application at https://www.elcamino.edu/apply/

You will not be able to save your application and come back to it. Therefore, we recommend that you type your essay BEFORE proceeding with the application. This will allow you sufficient time to edit and proofread before submitting. See next section for essay question(s).

You will also need to be ready to upload the most current copy of your unofficial high school transcript.

If you are accepted to the program, you will be asked to submit a final unofficial high school transcript after you graduate (during summer 2024).

Please Note: If you are accepted to the program, you will need to attend a mandatory orientation on either Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 3:30-5:00pm OR Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 5:00-6:30pm. Both orientations will be held on Zoom. Please save one of those dates until you have been notified of your acceptance.


Please select ONE of the following prompts and write a short essay of 350-400 words in response:

Essay Prompt 1: Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes, or contributed to group efforts over time.

Essay Prompt 2: Every person has a creative side, and it can be expressed in many ways: problem solving, original and innovative thinking, and artistically, to name a few. Describe how you express your creative side.

Essay Prompt 3: Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge. How has this challenge affected your academic achievement?

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Personal Information

Example: (555) 555-5555
Example: (555) 555-5555
Example: Jane_Doe@elcamino.edu
Mailing Address*
If undeclared state "undeclared" or "undecided"
Example: 01/08/1998 Two digit month, Two digit date, Four digit year
Race/Ethnicity (check all that apply)*
Are you considered a first-generation college student (your parent(s) did not complete a college/university degree)?*
Have you applied to FYE?*
Have you applied to South Bay Promise?*
Have you applied to Puente?*
I understand that my application to the Honors Transfer Program will not be considered until I have submitted all of the required materials to the HTP office by the deadline.*
I understand that I need 5 honors courses, 4 HTP workshops, 2 counseling appointments and a 3.1 or higher GPA to complete the Honors Transfer Program.*


Are you currently a high school or home schooled student that has not yet received your high school diploma?*

NOTE: As a currently enrolled high school  or home schooled student, you will be required to submit your final high school transcript upon graduation. Submit FINAL transcript online during summer 2023.

Upload Additional Documents

Upload your Transcript: Upload your most current unofficial high school transcript. 

NOTE: You will only be allowed to upload ONE document. If you have multiple pages, combine them into one document.

Be sure the GPA and units on your transcript can be easily read by the reviewer.

Sample: Unofficial Transcript showing grades, units and GPA:  





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Andyʻs Step

Approved or Denied
Entered in STAL?*

Rachelʻs Step

Approval Status