Transfer admission guarantee (TAG)
Six UC campuses offer the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program for California community college students who meet specific requirements.
By participating in TAG, you may receive an early review of your academic records, early admission notification, and specific guidance about major preparation and general education coursework.
Keep in mind: TAG applications are due Sept. 30, but you can only apply for a TAG at one campus. To keep your options open, apply to other UC campuses during the regular application cycle (Nov. 1-30).
The TAG matrix [PDF] provides a list of participating campuses and campus-specific requirements to qualify.
How to pursue TAG
1. Use the UC Transfer Admission Planner to complete the TAG application, and review it with your community college counselor and/or UC campus TAG adviser. You’ll need to submit it Sept. 1–30 for the fall term (May 1–31 for the winter/spring term).
2. Fulfill all remaining coursework and GPA requirements in your TAG agreement.
3. Fill out the application for admission to UC and submit it Nov. 1–30.
Transfer admission planner
UC TAP is an online tool to help prospective UC transfer students track and plan their coursework.
The UC TAP tool is designed for use by students transferring from California community colleges, including those students who are seeking a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) with one of the six participating UC campuses.
Students can use the Transfer Admission Planner to enter their coursework (completed and planned) from the very beginning of their college careers, or at any point when they decide to transfer to a UC campus.
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.