Transfer admission guarantee (TAG)

Six UC campuses offer the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program for California community college students who meet specific requirements.

TAG deadline extended

In response to the wildfires currently burning across California, the six UC TAG campuses have agreed to extend the fall 2021 TAG submission deadline. The new deadline for all TAG applicants is October 15, 2020. Students who submit a TAG by the October 15th deadline must also file a UC application for undergraduate admission by November 30th.

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.