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While you do not have to be a member of the Honors Transfer Program (HTP) to earn honors course credit at Compton College, those who qualify for HTP membership are encouraged to join, as there are significant advantages for students who are pursuing a university degree, including preferred admission and other benefits.

Details about the Honors Transfer Program membership requirements and the application process are available in the HTP Student Handbook

Applications are welcome at any time.


Students at Compton College can earn honors course credit in transfer-level classes by completing an approved Honors Contract. Please refer to the Honors Course Credit Application Packet for detailed information and requirements.


The Honors Transfer Program (HTP) at Compton College is designed to better prepare the highly motivated student to transfer successfully to a university and complete a bachelor's degree.

The HTP provides a unique learning environment that stresses academic excellence and develops the awareness necessary to achieve this goal. The major objective of the program is to prepare students to transfer by focusing on advanced reading, writing, critical thinking, and study skills. Honors courses are academically enriched to stimulate students intellectually, encourage independent critical thinking, and promote close interaction between students and faculty.

Honors courses fit into requirements of various associate degrees, as well as requirements needed to transfer to the University of California, California State University, and most other universities. Generally, students in the HTP complete the same number of courses as other students planning to transfer.

Top 10 Reasons to Become a Member of the Honors Transfer Program

  1. Priority admission consideration for universities
  2. Priority registration for Compton College classes
  3. Personalized research projects for each class
  4. Increased interaction with transfer counselors
  5. Informative workshops designed to help you succeed at Compton College and when you transfer
  6. UCLA application "alternate major" option - greatly increase your chances of being accepted to UCLA!
  7. Permanent notation of honors participation on your Compton College transcript
  8. Increased chances of receiving scholarships and internships.
  9. Special opportunities to conduct and present undergraduate research - stand out on your university application!



Nathan Lopez

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