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UC Transfer Admission Guarantee

By preparing for and meeting specific requirements, community college transfer students have an opportunity to secure a guaranteed seat at one of the six UC campuses (UC Davis, Irvine, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz) through the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

Some campuses offer an early review of your academic record, early admission notification, and guidance on major preparation and GE courses. Note: You can TAG to only one UC campus.

UC TAG CampusesTo begin your pathway to the UC, establish your UC Transfer Admission Planner account and keep it updated!

The UC Transfer Admission Planner (UC TAP) is:

  • An online tool to help students plan and track coursework (completed, in-progress, and planned).
  • The UC TAP is what you submit to apply for a TAG.
  • The UC TAP is what you import into your UC application so you do not have to reenter your coursework from all colleges attended in the application.
  • UC TAP is linked to assist.org so it counts up your UC-transferable units and UC-transferable gpa, which is unavaible in Class-Web.
  • Allows UC and CCC admission counselors to provide general and major specific feedback before TAG and/or UC Application periods. 
  • Establish and work on your UC TAP at: uctap.universityofcalifornia.edu

The UC TAG Matrix is:

  • Updated by the UC every August and indicates the eligibility requirements for a TAG at participating UC campuses.
  • Some requirements must be met by the time you submit your UC TAP for a TAG while other requirements may be met after the TAG application deadline.
  • The UC TAG matrix is available on the UC TAG Website.
  • Review this information carefully to ensure you understand individual campus qualifications before submitting your TAP for TAG.

TAG Application Deadlines:

Fall 2019 TAG: Submit your UC TAP between 9/1/18-9/30/18

Spring 2020 TAG: Submt your UC TAP 5/1/19-5/31/19 (UC Merced only)

For more information, please download the UC TAG Information Sheet and Checklist where you can obtain additional information about the UC TAG, not forgetting to submit the regular application to UC, and workshops you can attend for help with all of your transfer admission applications and essays.

Questions? Contact Transfer Center Counselor/Instructor Frances Fon at ffon@chabotcollege.edu