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UC Transfer Admission Guarantee

University of California Transfer Admission Guarantee

Orange Coast College transfer students have an excellent opportunity to transfer to a UC campus with a Transfer Admission Guarantee Contract. The TAG program is offered by seven of the UC campuses. However, it is very important for each student to meet with a counselor in order to develop a Student Educational Plan so it includes all the specific criteria for the TAG program.
If you have questions you can visit the Transfer Center during walk-in hours. 


Key dates and deadlines

Sept. 1–30: Submit your TAG
Nov. 1–30: Submit your UC application for undergraduate admission

TAG Agreement Information

Six UC campuses offer the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program for California community college students who meet specific requirements. 

By participating in TAG, you may receive early review of your academic records, early admission notification and specific guidance about major preparation and general education coursework. TAG Agreement information is available for the following schools. 

TAG by UC Campus

UC Davis
UC Riverside
UC Irvine
UC Santa Barbara
UC Merced UC Santa Cruz

How to Pursue TAG

  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.
  2. Fulfill all remaining coursework and GPA requirements in your TAG agreement.
  3. Fill out the application for admission to UC and submit it Nov. 1–30.

Additional Information

Discuss your career goals and the Transfer Admission Guarantee program with your counselor as early as possible. Your counselor can help you identify a major that matches your career goals, map out a course of study and start your University of California Transfer Admission Planner (UC TAP). Below are some links that will provide you with additional information.

About the Transfer Admissions Guarantee (TAG) Program
Transfer Admission Planner (TAP)
TAG Checklist 
TAG Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 
View TAG Online Workshops


Revised: 2/11/19