Is it worth working hard to get good grades at a community college like West Valley? Is it of any benefit to have a pretty good GPA from your high school before coming to WVC? Believe it or not, there is tremendous value if you are invited into the Honors University Transfer Program. This is a great program if you are looking to transfer to some colleges that are difficult to get into like USC or UCLA.
What's the program offer?
- A special honors selection of general education course from the IGETC transfer plan.
- Classes are smaller in size (up to 20), writing-intensive, experiential and collaborative, requiring critical thinking
- Priority registration for all classes
- Access to special designated honors Counselors that specialize in the transfer process.
- WVC student with at least a 3.25 GPA in at least 9 units of university transferable work.
- WVC students must also complete English 1A with an A or B
- High School Student with a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA
What's so great?
- Priority consideration for transfer into majors in the College of Letters and Sciences of highly competitive universities like UCLA, USC, Pepperdine, Chapman, University of Santa Clara. (You must complete six honors courses with a GPA of 3.0)
- 97% acceptance rate into universities that statewide have a 33%-44% acceptance rate. Honors students have transferred to Cornell, Brigham Young, NYU, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego
- Increased opportunities at selected universities for financial aid. For example, UCLA offers six $4,000 renewable Wasserman scholarships for Honors students (GPA of 3.6). USC awards one $6,000 Dean's scholarship and one $10,500 President's scholarship (each renewable) each year to WVC honors student. USC guarantees financial assistance that will make attending USC as reasonable as any public institution. Pomona and Pitzer College will meet 100% of the need of any Honors student (3.5 GPA).
If you want to learn more contact Ann Malmuth-Onn at 408-741-2614 or stop by the Honors Office in Counseling Room 6.