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HONORS TRANSFER PROGRAM. One day in the not-too-distant future you will graduate from high school and go onto college …. Different paths to a college degree …. Direct to the University Or Freshman and Sophmore classes at Cabrillo And then … TRANSFER. The Honors Transfer Program.

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different paths to a college degree
Different paths to a college degree …
  • Direct to the University


  • Freshman and Sophmore classes at Cabrillo
  • And then …
the honors transfer program
The Honors Transfer Program
  • Designed for high-achieving, university-ready students
  • Challenging classes:
    • Writing
    • Research
    • Be Ready for University-level work
  • All honors courses are accepted at most colleges and universities around the country
honors transfer program is a great option for
Honors Transfer Program is a GREAT option for:
  • Students who want a challenging academic environment
  • Perhaps haven’t decided on a major or a college
  • See the value and benefits of completing their first two years at Cabrillo
reason 1 financial savings
Reason #1: Financial Savings
  • University education is expensive
  • Even with Financial Aid – think about how much education you will need …

Doctor – Lawyer – Teacher – Scientist – Counselor – Social Worker – Businesswoman/man

All require more education beyond a 4-year degree

2 social and emotional transition
#2: Social and Emotional Transition ..
  • Not ready to leave home - go so far away to college
    • Family – Siblings – Friends
  • Take time to identify your goals – know yourself and plan your future

WHO joins the HTP?

  • Students from all backgrounds, ages and experiences
    • Current Cabrillo Students,
    • Students coming to Cabrillo from other colleges and universities
    • High School seniors and recent graduates

Honors Transfer Program

WHY join?

BENEFITS for you at Transfer:

  • Priority admission or a competitive edge to universities like UCLA, Cal Berkeley and many private schools
  • Better preparation for success at the University :
    • Research skills
    • Essay-writing skills
    • Study skills
    • Communicating with Professors
  • Smaller class sizes
  • Faculty mentors
  • Stimulating environment
  • Enriched curriculum
  • A strong support network
  • Honors Counselors
  • Hands-on Director
what do honors graduates say
What do Honors graduates say?
  • It was an easy transition for them into their upper-division (junior/senior level) classes
  • The study, research and essay-writing skills they developed in the Honors Program helped them achieve high grades immediately upon transfer
  • The friends they made in the program, and the relationships they formed with their instructors made their participation in the program very valuable
  • “The wonderful instructors teaching the honors classes, they are some of the best educators around. Get to know them as a person, especially if they spark an interest, because they may possibly open doors for you that can change your life!” UC Davis Engineering major
what do the universities say about cabrillo students
What do the universities say about Cabrillo Students?
  • Cabrillo students are not only well-prepared – they are often better prepared than their native students who started as Freshman
  • The most competitive universities in California know that our Honors students are top-notch:
      • UCLA admitted 80% of our Honors Scholars who applied for Fall of 2013
      • UC Berkeley admitted 90% of our Honors Scholars who applied for Fall of 2013
  • Transfer students in general are more attractive to the universities – proven ability at the college level.
what will it be like to attend cabrillo and the honors transfer program
What will it be like to attend Cabrillo and the Honors Transfer Program?
  • Immediate group of like-minded, high-achieving students who want to learn – taking many of the same classes together –
  • friends - study partners
activities and field trips
Activities and Field Trips

ENGL 2 Honors class at

Long’s Marine Lab

HIST 4A Honors class at Stanford University Cantor Arts Center

UC Berkeley Shadow Day


Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Program

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of California

Regents Scholarship Awards

Sigma Alpha of Omega Nu


WHAT is required to Apply:

  • 3.5 high school weighted GPA in A-G requirements
  • Eligible for college-level English - placement into ENGL 1A
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement – 250 word essay

Honors Transfer Program

HOW to apply?

WHEN to apply?

  • Submit on-line application to include essay
  • Mail: official transcript with Fall grades and letter of recommendation
  • Take English assessment at Cabrillo or submit EAP: “ready for CSU or participating CCC college-level English” or AP English scores of 4 or higher
  • Apply for Cabrillo College – separate via CCC Apply
  • Participate in RunningStart
    • February 1st – March 15th, 2013
  • All paperwork must be received
  • by March 15!
the top 10 reasons to come to cabrillo
The Top 10reasons to come to cabrillo
  • 1. SAVE $$$In 2-years you could save between $22,000 - $45,000
  • 2. Academic Support
  • 3. New STEM Center Opened Fall 2013
  • 4. Head of Your Class 
  • 5. Teachers Dedicated to Students
  • 6. Small Class Sizes
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities
  • 8. Technology Access  
  • 9. Exciting Programs
  • 10. Join Smart, Motivated and Fun Students – Just Like You!