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 coursework.

UC TAG Application filing period: September 1-30TAG 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

Santa Maria Campus

Tuesday, September 1 12:30-2 p.m. A 103
Wednesday, September 9 3:30-5:00 p.m. A 103
Thursday, September 17 4-5:30 p.m. A 103
Tuesday, September 22 12-1:30 p.m. A 103


Lompoc Valley Center

Thursday, September 10

 1:30-3 p.m.

 2 121


UC TAG review sessions: available throughout the month of September, for a counselor to review your UC TAG Application, before you submit it. Please see the University Transfer Center for more information. 

Deadline by which UC's will be notifying students regarding TAG:


Please Note: Information below is for 2016-17 and  is subject to change for the following year.

2016-17 UC TAG Matrix PDF

2016-17 UC Online TAG FAQ's PDF 

The following colleges and universities are included within AHC's Transfer Admission Guarantee Program:

  • 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)
University of La Verne - Central Coast Center (guarantee)
Arizona State University (guarantee)
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - VAFB*

*Admits all eligible AHC transfer students

For more information on Brandman University's Early Advantage Program (EAP), please click onto this link: https://web.brandman.edu/EarlyAdvantage/Supplement.aspx

For more information on University of LaVerne's Transfer Admission Guarantee program, please click onto this flyer: ULV TAG Flyer

For more information on Arizona State University's Transfer Information program, please click onto this links:  www.transfer.asu.edu/CAguarantee and www.asu.edu/transfercreditguide

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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