UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

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

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 September 30th 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 2022-2023

Reminder: You sign a TAG during the semester you are applying to transfer.
(Example: Sign a TAG in Fall 2021 to transfer Fall 2022)

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) 

*Counselor approval required* UC Davis TAG

Excluded majors for TAG: Undeclared programs, Computer 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.

UC Irvine

September 1-30 (Accepted for fall quarter only) 

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 - Decision release date for Spring TAG: July 1)

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

UC Merced TAG

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

UC Riverside

May 1-31 (Accepted for winter quarter)

September 1-30 (Accepted for fall quarter) 

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) 

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) 

UC Santa Cruz TAG

Excluded major: Starting with applications for Fall 2022, UC Santa Cruz will no longer be accepting the TAG for the Computer Science major.