UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

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

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.

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)

*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.

UC Irvine

September 1-30 (Accepted for fall quarter only)

UC Irvine TAG

UC Merced

May 1-31 (For spring semester)

September 1-30 (Accepted for fall semester)

UC Merced TAG

UC Riverside

September 1-30 (Accepted for fall quarter only)

UC Riverside TAG

UC Santa Barbara

September 1-30 (Accepted for fall quarter only)

UC Santa Barbara TAG

UC Santa Cruz

September 1-30 (Accepted for fall quarter only)

UC Santa Cruz TAG

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