Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

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.

University of California LogoUse the new UC TAG tool Transfer Admission Planner to submit your Fall online TAG application September 1-30!

Transfer Center UC TAG Checklist

Please note: A revised matrix will be available at the beginning of August. In the meantime, please visit the individual campus TAG websites for the most current information.

Applying for a TAG - Transfer Admission Planner

Students seeking a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) with one of the six participating campuses (UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Santa Cruz) may apply using the online planner. Students must satisfactorily complete UC and campus-specific transfer admission requirements to be eligible for a TAG. More information on TAGs can be found in the TAG section of the planner.

Visit the UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) Website

Reminder: You sign a TAG during the semester you are applying to transfer.
(Example: Sign a TAG in Fall 2019 to transfer Fall 2020)

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

Campus Filing Period & Term

UC Davis

*Counselor approval required*

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


September 1-30
Accepted for fall quarter only

UC Merced


May 1-31
(For spring semester)

September 1-30
Accepted for fall semester

UC Riverside


September 1-30
Accepted for fall quarter only

UC Santa Barbara


September 1-30
Accepted for fall quarter only

UC Santa Cruz

*Counselor approval required*

September 1-30
Accepted for fall quarter only

How do I get a TAG?

*UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz require California Community College approval for TAG. If you are applying to UCD and UCSC schedule an appointment with a Transfer Center Counselor. If you meet the TAG requirements for the specific campus and major, the counselor will do the paperwork with you. We schedule our appointments on Fridays, starting at 8:00 am for the following week.

What is TAP?

TAP is the Transfer Alliance Program at UCLA. It is a collaboration between local community college Honors/Scholars Programs in conjunction with UCLA's Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools. 

Saddleback College Honors Program