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Ralph Bunche Scholars Program

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High School Fast-Track Program

Cubs To Bruins High School Fast-Track Program

Los Angeles City College has an innovative program for motivated high school students with its Fast-Track Scholars Program. This UCLA-supported program allows high school students to transfer to UCLA after just a single year of full-time study at LACC.

Admission to the LACC Fast-Track Scholars Program requires a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0.

The program is open to high school juniors and seniors eligible for English 101 (College Reading and Composition I) at LACC. To determine English level competency, applicants are required to take the LACC Assessment Test.

Prior to applying to the Fast-Track Scholars Program, the student must have a current application on file with LACC.

To Apply:

You will be notified by mail or email of your admission into the Scholars Program AFTER these documents have been evaluated. Applicants must include ALL the following documents for processing:

  1. The Scholars Program application
  2. Submit your official high school transcripts and transcripts for ANY college work completed. ONLY Los Angeles Community College District transcripts may be unofficial. ALL OTHER TRANSCRIPTS, INCLUDING HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS, MUST BE OFFICIAL AND IN A SEALED ENVELOPE. Include proof of one AP test passed with a score of three or better and/or current enrollment in an AP class.
  3. Los Angeles City College assessment scores for English 101 placement or an AP English Language or Literature score of 3 or better
  4. Two letters of recommendation, preferably from a Counselor and Teacher
  5. A well prepared essay outlining your academic goals

While you are a concurrently-enrolled high school student, you will be required to maintain at least a 3.0 GPA in all UC-transferable coursework. Once you graduate from high school, you will be required to maintain a 3.3 GPA in all UC-transferable course work.

The application packet can be mailed to:

Dr. Derrick Kiley, Director
Ralph Bunche Scholars Program
Los Angeles City College
855 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Program Requirements

For the satisfactory completion of the Scholars Program, students will be required to:

  • Take and complete four (for STEM majors) or five (for non-STEM majors) scholars courses
  • Earn a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA
  • Complete an outside public service project
  • Complete a university level research paper

Upon completion of the requirements, students are certified as Ralph Bunche Scholars.


After you file your application and get your registration appointment card, proceed to the Student Services Building to schedule your assessment appointment. You will take a basic skills assessment test in reading, writing, language usage, and mathematics to help you select appropriate courses. This is not an entrance exam to the college and you will not be penalized in any way for your score.

You must have an application on file to take the test. If it is determined that you do not have a student application on file you will be excluded from the test. You can get a student application at the Student Assistance Center located in the Student Services Building or complete the application online at the Los Angeles Community College District website.

 Contact Us

SSB 266
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2340

 Office Hours

Spring 2018:

Danielle Muller PhD, Director
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10am – 3pm

Kristine Aramyan, Program Assistant​
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30pm – 5pm

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Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911