Transfer Planning

Transfer Planning

UC TAG Program

Six UC campuses offer California Community College (CCC) students guaranteed admission through the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program.  Participating UC campuses include: Davis, Irvine, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz.

Applicants may submit only one TAG to UC per academic year.  Students who are eligible for a UC TAG receive early review of their academic records, early admission notification and guidance about transfer major preparation and general education coursework.

The UC TAG Matrix [PDF], published annually by UC, includes an overview of the TAG program, eligibility criteria and notes for participating TAG campuses.

TAGs to Davis and Santa Cruz require a review by CCC counselor prior to the UC's review.

UC Davis TAG Eligibility

UC Davis TAG Eligibility Self-Assessment Questionnaire  [PDF]

Read the UC Davis TAG requirements carefully to confirm your eligibility prior to submission of your UC TAG application.

  • Reporting Coursework/Gaps in Education/De Anza College Review
    • It is your responsibility to make sure the information you report on the UC TAG application is accurate and complete.  Refer to transcripts and grade reports; do not work from memory.  Be sure to also include courses that are currently in progress and planned for future terms.
    • You must report and explain any gaps in your education on the UC TAG application.
    • A De Anza College counselor will review your UC TAG application for minimum eligibility requirements based on your self-reported information ONLY.  Transcripts and exam scores will not be referenced.
    • Transcripts and exam scores will not be referenced during the review process so the TAG reviewer (at De Anza College) will not be checking on the accuracy of the information you entered into the UC Transfer Admission Planner (TAP) System for the completeness of your academic report.
  • All UC Davis TAGs will be forwarded to UC Davis for consideration, but only those that meet the eligibility criteria based on a De Anza College counselor's cursory review will be recommended for approval.  Do not rely on this review to determine your eligibility for a UC TAG or admission to UC.

UC Santa Cruz TAG Eligibility
Review the TAG requirements carefully to confirm your eligibility prior to submission of your TAG application.

To view UC Santa Cruz TAG requirements, visit the UC Santa Cruz TAG website at http://admissions.ucsc.edu/apply/transfer-students/tag.html (NOTE: Be sure to visit the website periodically for possible updates throughout the summer).

  • All UC Santa Cruz TAGs will be forwarded to UC Santa Cruz for consideration, but only those that meet the eligibility criteria based on a De Anza College counselor's cursory review will be recommended for approval.  Do not rely on this review to determine your eligibility for a UC TAG or admission to UC.

  • Reporting Coursework/Gaps in Education/De Anza College Review
    • It is your responsibility to make sure the information you report on the UC TAG application is accurate and complete.  Refer to transcripts and grade reports; do not work from memory.  Be sure to also include courses that are currently in progress and planned for future terms.
    • You must report and explain any gaps in your education on the UC TAG application.
    • A De Anza College counselor will review your UC TAG application for minimum eligibility requirements based on your self-reported information ONLY.  Transcripts and exam scores will not be referenced.
    • Transcripts and exam scores will not be referenced during the review process so the TAG reviewer (at De Anza College) will not be checking on the accuracy of the information you entered into the UC TAP System for the completeness of your academic report.

TAG Eligibility - UC Irvine, UC Merced, UC Riverside and UC Santa Barbara

To determine eligibility, visit the websites listed below and review the TAG criteria posted by each campus (NOTE: Criteria may be subject to change without notice; be sure to check periodically for updates throughout the summer).

Irvine http://www.admissions.uci.edu/applicants/tag.html
Merced http://admissions.ucmerced.edu/tag
Riverside http://admissions.ucr.edu/Home/transfer
Santa Barbara http://admissions.sa.ucsb.edu/applying/transfer/tag

Prospective UC TAG applicants are encouraged to follow the steps below which will help optimize the amount of time to process TAGs:

  1. First, confirm your eligibility for a UC TAG by carefully reviewing the criteria for the specific UC campus that interests you.

  2. Create an account on the UC TAP website to begin working on your UC TAG application.

  3. Attend a UC TAG Workshop during the summer. Space is limited - register early and for one workshop only.

  4. Be sure to submit your UC TAG Application during the UC TAG filing period between
    September 1 - 30, 2015.  (NOTE: This is separate from the UC Application filing period).

  5. Once your UC TAG is submitted, you must complete all remaining coursework and maintain the GPA requirements designated on your UC TAG to be guaranteed admission.

  6. You can start working on your UC Admission Application as soon as the UC Online Application System opens on August 1, 2015.
    (REMINDER: UC Application Workshops will be offered during the fall quarter.)

  7. Don't forget to submit your UC Application during the UC Application filing period between November 1 - 30, 2015.

  8. If you are uncertain about meeting specified UC TAG criteria, consult with a counselor or academic adviser prior to submitting the UC TAG.  However, advising services are extremely limited during the summer and available by appointment only.  Come prepared with your specific TAG questions to ask during your advising session.
  • A TAG is not required for students to be considered for admission to the UC.  Students may apply through the regular admissions process during the appropriate UC Application filing period.

  • Take time to read the entire UC TAG application and submission instructions carefully; be sure to meet all required deadlines.

  • As a student, it is your responsibility to ensure that the information you report on the UC TAG application is accurate and complete. A UC TAG may be denied or rescinded due to errors and inaccuracies involving your self-reported information.

  • Be sure to check the UC TAG System (“My Messages” tab) on a regular basis for important communication, instructions and any additional requests for information. Often times these requests are time-sensitive and require prompt responses.  Your UC TAG may be at risk if you do not respond to requests as directed.

  • The UC TAG Application does not replace your UC Admission Application.

  • The UC will notify all Fall 2016 TAG applicants about the status of their TAG no later than November 15, 2015.

 


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 De Anza College and at the transfer institution to confirm your choice of classes and to develop an education plan for transfer.



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Last Updated: 7/14/15