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University of California Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

The University of California Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program allows students to secure a spot at one University of California (UC) campus by agreeing to meet specific criteria. Six UC campuses (Davis, Irvine, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz) offer the TAG program for California community college students who meet specific requirements. By participating in TAG, students may receive early review of academic records, early admission notification and specific guidance about major preparation and general education coursework. TAG applications are due Sept. 30, and students can apply for a TAG at ONE campus. 

Important: Not every major at participating UC campuses is available. Each campus and major may have different requirements. TAG requirements are published annually in advance of each application and admission cycle.  For current and detailed information regarding TAG requirements, please check the UC Transfer Admission Guarantee website, TAG matrix and participating campus websites. 

How to participate in 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 during September 1–30 for the fall term and 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 November 1–30.