Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)
Six UC campuses offer guaranteed admission to California community college students
who meet specific requirements. By participating in a Transfer Admission Guarantee
(TAG) program, students receive early review of their academic records, early admission
notification, and specific guidance about major preparation and general education
UC TAG Application filing period: September 1-30 TAG Matrix (for fall admission) and May 1-31 (for winter admission).
File your application on-line at http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/transfer/guarantee/
Please note: UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz require California Community College approval for TAG.
If you are applying to UCD and UCSC schedule an appointment with a counselor. If you
meet the TAG requirements for the specific campus and major, the counselor will do
the paperwork with you.
UC TAG Workshops: To assist you with filling out the online UC TAG application (check out our calendar
UC TAG review sessions: UC TAG reviews are available throughout the month of September.
Please Note: Information below is for 2017-18 and is subject to change for the following year
2017-18 UC Online TAG FAQ's PDF
The following colleges and universities are included within AHC's Transfer Admission
- UC Santa Barbara (guarantee)
- UC Riverside (guarantee)
- UC Davis (guarantee)
- UC Santa Cruz (guarantee)
- UC Irvine (guarantee)
- UC Merced (guarantee)
Brandman University/Chapman University System (guarantee). For more information on Brandman University's Early Advantage Program (EAP), please
click on this link https://www.brandman.edu/admissions/transfer-center/college-transfer
University of La Verne - VAFB (guarantee) For more information on University of LaVerne's Transfer Admission Guarantee program,
please click onto this flyer
Arizona State University (guarantee) For more information on Arizona State University's Transfer Information program,
please click on this links: www.transfer.asu.edu/CAguarantee and www.asu.edu/transfercreditguide
Northern Arizon University, for more information click on this link:
*Admits all eligible AHC transfer students
For more information on this program call the University Transfer Center at 922-6966
ext. 3363 (SM) or ext. 5363 (Lompoc)
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UC TAG Application Tutorial
Instructor, Santa Maria High
"When I came to the US, I did not come to study; I came looking for a job to send money to my parents and younger siblings in Jalisco. All the time I was an AHC student, I was living in my older brother's house and kept working to support my family and save for tuition when I transfer to a university. Now that I have graduated with a master's degree and have been a teacher for eight years."
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