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Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

The TAG program guarantees your admission to a UC directly from a 2-year community college.

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 – Oct. 15 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.

By participating in TAG, you may receive 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 now due Oct. 15, 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.

In California there are 2.1 million students attending 116 community colleges. Be sure to look at their certification programs ranging from craft brewing to engineering to automotive technology, many of which can be completed in just 1 year. Also check out their TAG/Transfer Admission Guarantee program. Click here to learn more.

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