UC TAG (Transfer Admission Guarantee)

Applying for transfer this year? Guarantee your spot at a UC!

Need help with your UC TAG application? Though TAG workshops have ended you can still meet with a counselor to review your TAG before the September 30th deadline!

University of California (UC) campuses offer Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) to California community college students. Students may apply for TAG with one of the six UC campuses participate in the UC TAG – Davis, Irvine, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz.

To qualify for a TAG for any given campus, students must complete all of the TAG criteria for the university and for the specific major (if listed) to which they will apply. These requirements are campus-specific and will vary depending on the type of program that is offered. Some majors will not be eligible for a TAG. For more information, attend a BCC UC TAG workshop listed below.

TAG is not required for applicants to be considered for admission to UC. Students who are not eligible for a TAG may still apply to UC through the regular admissions process.

Steps to complete prior to scheduling a TAG appointment with a BCC Counselor:

Note: If any of these steps are skipped, your TAG appointment will not be as productive and you may need to then reschedule your appointment until all steps are completed.

  1. Create a UC Transfer Admissions Planner(TAP) – For assistance watch UC TAG tutorial series. Note- you will need transcripts from all colleges/universities you have attended and AP/IB exam credit scores available to complete the TAP application and in your subsequent Counseling appointment.

  2. Attend online UC TAG Info Session between September 1st – 17th, 2021 –– counseling appointments will only be allowed after you attend a workshop.
  3. You are now ready to schedule a TAG appointment with a BCC Counselor

    • Initial review of UC TAG Application – September 1st – 17th, 2021
    • Second and Final Review of UC TAG Application – September 20th – 30th, 2021
  4. Check your email on a regular basis after you apply for TAG. You may be contacted by a BCC Counselor or UC Admissions staff to provide additional information.

Review campus-specific TAG eligibility requirements and updates: