UC Irvine and Honors Information
UC Irvine - Benefits to our Honors students:
Priority consideration during the evaluation process for admission with:
- At least 15 units of honors courses, including no more than 6 units of "designated honors courses"
- GPA of 3.5 at the time of certification (inclusive of Fall semester grades) and at the time of matriculation to the University (and meeting any major course requirements and/or extra GPA course requirements required by the university for their major)
Cabrillo Honors Transfer Program students who complete the above and have a 3.7 GPA at the time of certification are nominated by the Honors Director for Honors to Honors. These students who will complete all IGETC and major preparation requirements are offered admission to UC Irvine.
Able to go directly into the Campuswide Honors program at UC Irvine with: View flyer
at least 15 units of honors courses, including no more than 6 units of "designated honors courses"
GPA of 3.7 at the time of application and at the time of matriculation to the University (and meeting any extra GPA course requirements required by the university for their major)
must be confirmed by Cabrillo's Honors Transfer Program Director as a member in good standing and must successfully complete our Honors program requirements (above) prior to transfer
Honors to Honors Benefits include:
Guaranteed Admission Priority Admission
Guaranteed Regent's or comparable scholarship (approx $2,500) usually as part of a larger aid package*
Guaranteed housing for students less than 25 years of age
Priority course registration, continually, every quarter
*Students not eligible for financial aid via FAFSA are still eligible/awarded the Regent's
Important Note: Course on ASSIST "not articulated" for the major from Cabrillo need to be completed elsewhere. All major preparation courses must be completed to be eligible for Honors to Honors.
UCI Campuswide Honors is a "campus within a campus" - a tight-knit group of students. They have their own advisor, and research and seminar requirements that set the program apart from other departments. The program is centralized for the entire campus, but each individual department also has their own honors program, e.g. Biology, Engineering, with student lounges, etc. There are about 750 students currently (2016) in the Campuswide Honors program. Whether you are admitted Honors to Honors or not, you may still apply as a transfer student into Campuswide Honors up until the end of your first quarter at UCI.
UCI also has an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program - in fact, UCI has the highest percentage of students in the UC system involved in actual research during the undergraduate careers - approximately 90%.
Lastly, in terms of general education, most UCI transfers are better served with IGETC than by following the UCI campus-specific general education pattern.