Transfer Admission Agreement / Guarantee (TAA/TAG)
A Transfer Admission Agreement (TAA) or Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG), is a contractual agreement that provides De Anza College students guaranteed admission to a participating California State University, University of California, independent or out-of-state institution.
A TAG/TAA may not be available for all majors, impacted programs, and colleges or schools at a participating TAG/TAA college or university. Students interested in completing a TAG/TAA must satisfy specified course and admission requirements in a timely manner in order to be guaranteed admission to the participating four-year institution.
Specific procedures at De Anza College and links to appropriate TAG/TAA web sites for participating four-year institutions will also be posted and updated as soon as the information becomes available.
Students are encouraged to meet with a De Anza College counselor, academic adviser or a visiting four-year university representative approximately one year prior to transfer to review TAG/TAA eligibility and requirements and for course planning purposes. Due to limited staffing, De Anza College counselors and academic advisers are often only available to answer quick questions.
Students are advised to consult with a De Anza College counselor or academic adviser as early as possible to confirm your choice of classes.
Visit the Meet with a Counselor page to view the academic services available through the De Anza College Counseling & Advising Center or stop by the Counseling & Advising Center or the Transfer Center located on the 2nd floor of the Student & Community Services Building.
TAG/TAA Program Summary
Students interested in completing a TAG/TAG should review the specific eligibility requirements, terms and conditions, restrictions, and deadlines for each prospective TAG/TAA college or university or read the section below for UC TAG Applicants.
The names of participating campuses at De Anza College, minimum grade point average, minimum number of units, and TAG/TAA contract filing periods are posted below.
1 Cogswell Polytechnical College: Only courses with "C" grades or high may apply to the minimum 12 units, but all CSU transferable coursework will be calculated towards the GPA.
2 GPA requirements vary by major and/or college within the university and are subject to change. Supplemental information is available on the respective TAA brochure.
3 TAA admission to Winter and Spring terms are subject to change without notice. Visit the De Anza College Transfer Planning Web site for updated information.
NOTE: EOPS students and International students (F-1) must work with their respective program counselors or academic advisers in order to submit a UC TAG. Please consult with the EOPS or ISP offices for any program-specific procedures.
All prospective UC TAG applicants may visit De Anza's UC Transfer Admission Guarantee Program page to learn more about how to complete a UC TAG. Eligible students are strongly encouraged to attend a UC TAG Application Workshop during the summer to learn more about UC TAG program requirements. The UC TAG Matrix provides a general summary of the eligibility criteria by campus and information on TAG requirements, coursework and GPA requirements, deadlines, and other details. NOTE: Information on the UC TAG Matrix is subject to change without notice.
Disclaimer: The final responsibility for successful transfer rests with the student. The information posted on the De Anza College Transfer Planning Web site is designed to assist you in obtaining the most accurate information possible. However, this information is subject to change without notice, which may subsequently impact your admission to the University.
Students are encouraged to meet as early as possible and periodically with a counselor or academic adviser both at