All UC campuses, except Berkeley, UCLA, and San Diego, offer Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG). You are allowed to TAG with only one UC campus, so choose wisely (see below for instructions on how to find TAG requirements at each UC campus). To start the process, you may complete the Transfer Admissions Planner (TAP) at any time and use that form to file for TAG during September before you file your UC Application. Make sure you update and review the TAP information for accuracy before the TAG submission cycle.
After submitting TAG, you MUST also submit a regular UC Application (applying to your TAG campus for your TAG major) in order to be considered for guaranteed admission. If your TAG major does not match the major for that UC campus in your UC Application, your TAG will be voided. There is no appeal for missed TAG deadline or late submission. Anyone who misses the TAG deadline should apply as a regular applicant using the UC Application.
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 December (priority deadline is January 31; you may continue to use the form for submitting schedule changes until the end of March).
Remember that the 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!
Review the updated (Fall 2024) TAG Matrix for a campus-by-campus comparison of the TAG requirements. Some UCs require you to meet certain TAG requirements as early as the end of summer term before you apply, so make sure you have fulfilled or will fulfill all requirements within the timeline imposed by those campuses.
Many UCs now have different minimum GPA requirements for different majors and some majors are excluded from TAG. Make sure your major is TAG-eligible and you have met the GPA requirement for your major at the campus where you want to apply for TAG!
TAG program details:
- Davis Transfer Admission Guarantee
- Irvine Transfer Admission Guarantee
- Merced Transfer Admission Guarantee
- Riverside Transfer Admission Guarantee
- Santa Barbara Transfer Admission Guarantee
- Santa Cruz Transfer Admission Guarantee
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