UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

University of California (UC) Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

In light of the recent flurry of wildfires across the state and the number of students who may be impacted by them, the six UC TAG campuses have agreed to extend the fall 2021 TAG submission deadline to October 15, 2020, for all TAG applicants.

As a reminder, 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 October 15th deadline must also file a UC application for undergraduate admission by November 30th.

Visit: UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) Website

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. 

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.

UC TAG Matrix for Applicant Applying for 2021-2022

Reminder: You sign a TAG during the semester you are applying to transfer.
(Example: Sign a TAG in Fall 2020 to transfer Fall 2021)

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.
 


UC Davis

September 1-30 (Accepted for fall quarter only) The fall 2021 TAG submission deadline has been extended to
October 15, 2020, for all TAG applicants.

*Counselor approval required* UC Davis TAG

Excluded majors: Undeclared programs 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.


UC Irvine

September 1-30 (Accepted for fall quarter only) The fall 2021 TAG submission deadline has been extended to
October 15, 2020, for all TAG applicants.


UC Irvine TAG

The following programs DO NOT participate in TAG: Business Administration, Cognitive Sciences, Dance, Music, Nursing Science, and ALL majors in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.

Fall 2022 is the last cycle students can apply to the B.A. in Psychology with or without a TAG.


UC Merced

May 1-31 (For spring semester)

September 1-30 (Accepted for fall semester) The fall 2021 TAG submission deadline has been extended to
October 15, 2020, for all TAG applicants.

UC Merced TAG

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


UC Riverside

September 1-30 (Accepted for fall quarter only) The fall 2021 TAG submission deadline has been extended to
October 15, 2020, for all TAG applicants.

UC Riverside TAG

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


UC Santa Barbara

September 1-30 (Accepted for fall quarter only) The fall 2021 TAG submission deadline has been extended to
October 15, 2020, for all TAG applicants.

UC Santa Barbara TAG

Excluded majors: 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.


UC Santa Cruz

September 1-30 (Accepted for fall quarter only) The fall 2021 TAG submission deadline has been extended to
October 15, 2020, for all TAG applicants.


UC Santa Cruz TAG

Excluded majors: None. Subject to change.