Succeed, and You’re Guaranteed Admission to a CSU, UC, or Private college

The Transfer Admission Guarantee TAG Program offers you guaranteed admissions to six of the UC's that participate in the Program. Interested students must satisfactorily complete UC and college/major-specific TAG eligibility requirements.

TAG Requirements

To be eligible for TAG, you must complete the TAG eligibility requirements. Visit the UC Website for a list of current requirements.

How to Apply for TAG

You can only apply to one (1) TAG campus – one campus, one major.

  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. 1–30 for the fall term (May 1–31 for the winter/spring term).
  2. You will be notified (via email from UC) of their TAG decision no later than November 15.
  3. Fulfill all remaining coursework and GPA requirements in your TAG agreement.
  4. Fill out the application for admission to UC and submit it Nov. 1–30
Frequently Asked Questions About TAG

Students applying for TAG’s with UC Davis or UC Santa Cruz are recommended to meet with a TAG counselor to have their TAG’s approved. TAG applicants to the other UCs do not need to meet with a counselor. However, these students are welcome to do so.

UCLA and UC Berkeley do not offer TAGs. Although City College does not offer a TAG with UCLA, City College students who participate in the Honors Transfer Program are eligible to participate in the Transfer Alliance Program. For further information, please visit the City College’s Honors Program website. UC Berkeley has the TAP Program. Contact ctinsley@berkeley.edu for more information.

The answer to this question depends on the college and major for which a student is applying. In general, students must meet all TAG eligibility requirements to be considered for a TAG. Some colleges guarantee admissions to the major, others guarantee admissions to the college but not necessarily the major.

YES! All students are welcome to apply through the regular admissions process in November.