Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAG) - Transfer Center

Transfer students have an opportunity to secure a seat at a specific college or university prior to the regular admission application period through the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program. By signing a TAG agreement and meeting TAG requirements, admission to your chosen university is granted.

The TAG agreement should be prepared approximately one year before transfer but course planning to meet its requirements begins earlier than that. Follow the steps below to ensure acceptance and a smooth transfer to your chosen college or university.

Preparing for a TAG

Follow these steps:

  1. Attend a TAG Workshop to learn more TAGs and its requirements.
  2. Meet with a counselor to plan appropriate coursework for TAG eligibility.
  3. Review Colleges Offering TAGs for Ohlone Students and complete the TAG agreement/application during the appropriate filing period, by its specified deadline, and with an Ohlone counselor (if required).
  4. Keep a record of the TAG agreement/application; complete the course work in the educational plan that accompanies the agreement; at minimum, maintain the GPA specified in the plan.
  5. Don’t forget to still apply for admission to the university during the priority filing period.

Universities Offering TAGs for Ohlone Students

The following institutions offer Transfer Admission Guarantees to Ohlone students for the 2015-2016 academic year.

(Check back often for updates.)

University of California System

UC Transfer Admission Guarantee Update for 2015-2016

  1. Students may TAG to one UC campus.
  2. Review individual campus TAG requirements before working on your UC TAG application.
  3. You may work on your Fall 2016 UC TAG application starting August 1, 2016. Visit the Transfer Center for assistance.
  4. Submit the UC TAG application during the appropriate filing period:
    • Fall 2016: September 1-30, 2015
    • UC Merced Spring 2017: May 1-31, 2016
  5. Check the “My Messages” screen in your UC TAG application for communication and status of your UC TAG application.
  6. Remember to submit the UC Admissions Application during the appropriate filing period:
    • Fall 2016: November 1-30, 2015
    • The UCSD TAG program is no longer available.

UC Davis TAG

UC Davis.The UC Davis TAG program offers guaranteed admission in the major of choice through a formal agreement outlining the courses a student must complete and the grade point average that must be earned before transferring.

Mascot: UC Davis Aggies.Students must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 3.20-3.30 GPA by the end of Summer 2015 and maintained through Spring 2016, depending on your major.
  • Complete 30 transferable units by the end of Summer 2015.
  • Both UC English and UC math courses must be completed by the end of Fall 2015.
  • Complete course group requirements for selective majors.
  • Full time status for both Fall 2015 and Spring 2016, part-time enrollment permissible for good cause..

More UC Davis TAG information at UC Davis Undergraduate Admissions Transfers: Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG).

UC Irvine TAG

UC Irvine.The UC Irvine TAG program offers guaranteed admission to most majors of choice through a formal agreement outlining the courses a student must complete and the grade point average that must be earned before transferring.

Mascot: UC Irvine Anteaters.Students must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum 3.4 GPA in all UC-transferable units by the end of Summer 2015 for Fall 2016 admission and will maintain GPA of 3.4 in all UC-transferable coursework for all subsequent terms.
  • Complete 30 transferable units by the end of Summer 2015, and last 30 transferable units at a California Community College.
  • Complete the first UC English course by end of Summer 2015.
  • Complete the second UC English course by end of Spring 2016.
  • Complete the UC Math course by end of Summer 2016.
  • Complete all major coursework for chosen major including course prerequisites and minimum course GPA by the end of Spring 2016 for Fall 2017; see Transfer Preparation by School.

More UC Irvine TAG information at UC Irvine Office of Admissions: Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG).

UC Merced TAG

UC Merced.The UC Merced TAG program offers guaranteed admission in the major of choice through a formal agreement outlining the courses a student must complete and the grade point average that must be earned before transferring. TAG students also receive individualized academic advising from a UC Merced transfer advisor.

Mascot: UC Merced Bobcat.For Spring 2017 UC Merced TAG, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 2.80-3.00 GPA depending on your major.
  • Complete 30 transferable units by TAG submission.
  • Complete first UC English course by the end of Spring 2016.
  • Complete second UC English course by the end of Summer 2016.
  • Complete UC Math course by end of Spring 2016.
  • Complete minimum major prerequisites for specified majors.

For Fall 2016 UC Merced TAG, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 2.80-3.00 GPA depending on your major.
  • Complete 30 transferable units by TAG submission.
  • Complete first UC English course by the end of the Fall 2015.
  • Complete second UC English course by the end of Spring 2016.
  • Complete UC math course by the end of the Fall 2015 semester.
  • Complete minimum major prerequisites for specified majors.

More UC Merced TAG information at: UC Merced Transfer Admissions: Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG).

UC Riverside TAG

UC Riverside.The UC Riverside TAG program offers guaranteed admission in the major of choice through a formal agreement outlining the courses a student must complete and the grade point average that must be earned before transferring.

Mascot: UC Riverside Highlanders.Students must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum 3.00-3.20 GPA (depending on major) at time of application.
  • Complete the first UC English course by end of Ffall 2015.
  • Complete the second UC English course by end of Spring 2016.
  • Complete the UC Math course by end of Fall 2015.
  • Completion of IGETC by end of the Spring 2016 semester prior to Fall 2016 admission for the School of Business Administration.

More UC Riverside TAG information at: UC Riverside Special Admissions Programs: Transfer Admission Guarantee.

UC Santa Barbara TAG

UC Santa BarbaraThe UC Santa Barbara TAG program offers guaranteed admission to the university through a formal agreement outlining the courses a student must complete and the grade point average that must be earned before transferring. TAG is no longer offered for any major in the College of Engineering.

Mascot: UC Santa Barbara Gauchos.Students must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 3.20 GPA by the end of Fall 2015 and maintained through the end of Spring 2016.
  • Complete 30 transferable units prior to TAG submission, and last 30 (of 60) UC transferable units at a California Community College.
  • Both UC English and UC math courses must be completed by the end of Fall 2015 for Fall 2016 admission.
  • Complete required coursework as listed on ASSIST.

More UC Santa Barbara TAG information at: UC Santa Barbara Admissions: Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) Information.

UC Santa Cruz TAG

UC Santa CruzThe UC Santa Cruz TAG program offers guaranteed admission to the university through a formal agreement outlining the courses a student must complete and the grade point average that must be earned before transferring. This program guarantees admission to a major of choice in the Jack Baskin School of Engineering, all majors in the biological sciences, all majors in economics, all majors in physics, chemistry, biochemistry, psychology and sociology.

Mascot: UC Santa Cruz Banana Slug.Students must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum 3.00 GPA by end of Summer 2015 and maintained through Spring 2016.
  • Complete 30 transferable units by the end of Summer 2015.
  • Complete the first UC English course by end of Fall 2015.
  • Complete the second UC English course by end of Spring 2016.
  • Complete the UC Math course by end of Fall 2015.
  • Demonstrate strong preparation in both English and Math.

More UC Santa Cruz TAG information at: UC Santa Cruz Admissions: Transfer Admission and Selection 2015-2016.