UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

Visit the 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.

UC TAG Matrix for Applicant Applying for 2020-2021

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

University of California LogoUC 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.

Campus Filing Period & Term

UC Davis

*Counselor approval required*
UC Davis TAG

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

UC Irvine TAG

September 1-30
Accepted for fall quarter only

UC Merced

UC Merced TAG

May 1-31
(For spring semester)

September 1-30
Accepted for fall semester

UC Riverside

UC Riverside TAG

September 1-30
Accepted for fall quarter only

UC Santa Barbara

UC Santa Barbara TAG

September 1-30
Accepted for fall quarter only

UC Santa Cruz

*Counselor approval required*
UC Santa Cruz TAG

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