Fall 2021 UC Transfer Admission Guarantee Filing Period Now Open

UC TAG Information

TAG filing period for Fall 2021 application cycle is open during the month of September (deadline is September 30). You must apply to TAG through the Transfer Admission Planner.

Please remember to replicate your transcript in the “Coursework” section. You may import your academic information from TAP into the UC Application, provided that you used the same email address for your UC TAP account as your UC Application. Before you submit TAG, make changes to your academic information in TAP and sync them to your UC Application (because you CANNOT import changes from your UC Application into TAP; keep in mind any changes you make in TAP will take a day to process before you can sync them to the UC Application). After you submit TAG, TAP will be locked and any subsequent changes to your academic information must be made in the UC Application (until you submit it) or the Transfer Academic Update, which will open in January (priority deadline is January 31; you may continue to use the form for submitting schedule changes until the end of March).

REMEMBER – The Transfer Admission Planner and the UC Application are TWO SEPARATE SYSTEMS. You MUST set up an account on each system and submit both applications to be considered for admission. Your TAG major MUST MATCH the major you have on your UC Application for the UC campus where you filed TAG; if the TAG major and your major for that UC campus on the UC Application do NOT match, your TAG will be VOIDED.

UCs that provide pre-evaluation of coursework (Davis and Merced) should notify you of your TAG decisions before November 15. Keep in mind that Transfer Admission Guarantee is CONDITIONAL. You must complete ALL TAG requirements in order to be guaranteed and failure to complete the requirements will VOID your TAG!

Please review the Fall 2021 TAG Matrix for a campus-by-campus comparison of the TAG requirements. Some UCs require you to meet the TAG requirements as early as the end of summer term before you apply, so make sure you fulfill all requirements within the timeline imposed by those campuses.

Campus TAG Requirements

Remember that some majors are excluded for TAG; only the majors that accept TAG will be in the “Choose a major” drop-down box on the TAG application. Many UCs now have different minimum GPA requirements for different majors. Make sure you have met the GPA requirement for YOUR major at the campus you want to TAG before you apply! Complete the application early so you have enough time to deal with unexpected situations (like finding out you’re missing required major prep courses or that you cannot TAG your major for the campus you intended).

Details of the TAG program at each campus:


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February 28, 2021 at 7:39 am

I submitted my TAG to UCI, but put in a course that my community college did not offer for that specific term. As a result, I ended up taking a different course than was listed on my TAG. It was not major prep, and I was already done with IGETC at that point, so my question is will that effect my TAG? I made sure to update the course change in the regular UC app when I submitted, so I was wondering if that would be sufficient, or if my TAG does not count anymore?

Ms. Sunreply
February 28, 2021 at 11:40 am
– In reply to: J

As long as you updated your schedule on the TAU, you’re fine. UCI does a “parallel review” for TAG, meaning your UC Application is reviewed and checked against the TAG criteria to make sure you have met the requirements (like your TAG is simultaneously reviewed with your UC Application). So as long as your UC Application is accurate, you are fine (think of the TAG you filed more as a “space reservation” and your UC Application as the actual ticket).

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