Six UC campuses offer guaranteed admission to California community college students who meet specific requirements. By participating in a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program, students receive early review of their academic records, early admission notification, and specific guidance about major preparation and general education coursework.

The six TAG campuses are UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Santa Cruz. Students who submit a TAG by the September 30th deadline must also file a UC application for undergraduate admission by November 30th.

NOTE: You can only submit a TAG application to one of the six participating UC campuses. However, you can apply for admission to as many UC campuses as you wish.

Visit the UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) Website
View th UC TAG Matrix for Students Applying for 2023-2024 Admission

REMINDER: You sign a TAG during the semester you are applying to transfer. (Example: Sign a TAG in Fall 2022 to transfer Fall 2023).


UC Transfer Admission Planner (TAP) is an online tool to help prospective UC transfer students track and plan their coursework. The planner helps students track their progress toward meeting UC's minimum requirements, and allows UC staff to communicate important information to prospective transfer students.

Students, please remember to complete the UC Transfer Academic Update with your Fall grades and any coursework changes by the January 31 priority deadline.

TAG Campuses

September 1-30 (Accepted for fall quarter only)


*Counselor approval required*

UC Davis TAG

Excluded Majors for TAG

Undeclared programs, Computer Science, Data Science, and Landscape Architecture (applicants are approved in pre-Landscape Architecture with no guarantee to the major).

The TAG Decisions page can help answer many of the questions students may have about their UC Davis TAG contract.

September 1-30 (Accepted for fall quarter only)

UC Irvine TAG

Excluded Majors for TAG

Art, Business Administration, Dance, Music, Nursing Science, and ALL majors in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.

NOTE: Beginning Fall 2023, the Art major requires a portfolio.

May 1-31 (For spring semester - Decision release date for Spring TAG: July 1)

September 1-30 (Accepted for fall semester - Decision release date for Fall TAG: November 15)


*Counselor approval required*

UC Merced TAG

Excluded Majors for TAG

Global Arts Studies Program, and Public Health. Subject to change.

May 1-31 (Accepted for winter quarter)

September 1-30 (Accepted for fall quarter) 


UC Riverside TAG

Excluded Majors for TAG

For fall: Art Studio; For winter: Art Studio, and other majors may be subject to change.

September 1-30 (Accepted for fall quarter only)


UC Santa Barbara TAG

Excluded Majors for TAG

All majors in the College of Creative Studies; all majors in the College of Engineering; Dance B.A., Dance B.F.A., Music B.M., Theater B.F.A. in the College of Letters & Science.

September 1-30 (Accepted for fall quarter only)


UC Santa Cruz TAG

Excluded Major for TAG

Computer Science B.A. and B.S.