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UC Transfer Admission Guarantee - TAG

UC Transfer Admission Guarantee

TAG is collaboration with all California Community Colleges to provide students with increased access and an opportunity for early advising in order to achieve their academic goals. The online UC TAG Application provides you and your students with an efficient, paperless process to guarantee admission to the UC’s.

Seven University of California (UC) campuses offer guaranteed transfer admission to students from all California Community Colleges (CCC). Interested students must meet campus-specific requirements to qualify for a UC TAG. By participating in a TAG program, you can ensure your admission to a specific UC campus, some of which offer an early review of your academic record, early admission notification, and specific guidance on major preparation and general education coursework. A list of qualifications and special notes for each campus are provided below.

To pursue a TAG, you must:

  • Complete the online UC TAG application and submit it during the appropriate filing period.  
  • Once your TAG is submitted, fulfill all remaining coursework and GPA requirements designated in your TAG Agreement.
  • Apply for admission to UC during the appropriate filing period. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their community college counselor prior to completing/submitting the TAG application.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their community college counselor prior to completing/submitting the TAG Application.

Who Can File a TAG?

Only students transferring directly from a California Community College are considered for a TAG, including international students (those with a visa). The University of California defines a CCC transfer student as one who has completed over half of their units at a CCC. All UC TAG campuses require students to meet this definition.

  • Students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree, graduate degree, and/or professional degree cannot participate in TAG.
  • Students who have previously enrolled at a UC campus during a regular term (not including summer session) cannot submit a TAG application to return to that campus.

Participating UC campuses are: Davis, Irvine, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz. Criteria for each campus's TAG are provided through the website once you begin the TAG application process. 

TAG Application period is from September 1 through September 30 of each year.

 View the TAG Matrix for requirements for each campus.