What is UC TAG?

Six University of California (UC) campuses offer guaranteed transfer admission to students from all California Community Colleges (CCC). This is known as Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG).

Interested students must meet campus-specific requirements to qualify for a UC TAG.

TAG’s can be written for all UC’s except UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, and UC Los Angeles. UCLA has the TAP program.

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TAGs are written between September 1st and September 30th of each Fall semester.

Information regarding GPA’s, major requirements, unit requirements and more.

How to TAG

To pursue a TAG, you must:

  • Use the UC Transfer Admission Planner (TAP) 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.
  • You’ll find out if your TAG is approved in November. If it is, fulfill all remaining coursework and GPA requirements in your TAG agreement.
  • Fill out the application for admission to UC and submit it Nov. 1–30.

Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their community college counselor prior to completing/submitting the TAG application.

Please note: Transfer students do not have to participate in TAG to be considered for admission. Non-TAG students must also apply for UC admission during the appropriate application filing period.