Happy Fall / Transfer Admission Guarantee Deadline

Hello Renegades!

Hope you’ve all had a great first-month back at school!

October is right around the corner, and with that comes Fall! My favorite part of Fall is that it stops feeling like an oven outside. But, a lot of other fun stuff comes along with it:

  • Pumpkin things (Jack-o-Lanterns, Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Spice Lattes ūüėČ )
  • Coats, Boots, Scarves
  • etc.

Share your favorite thing about Fall in the comments!

Something I wanted to talk to you all about that also concerns the end of September is the deadline to submit a “Transfer Admission Guarantee” (or, TAG) Application is September 30!

What is TAG?

According to the University of California‚ÄĒ

Six University of California (UC) campuses offer guaranteed admission to students from all California community colleges (CCC). By participating in a TAG program, students can ensure their admission to a specific UC campus.


Which UC universities offer TAG?

The six UC universities that have TAG agreements with CCCs are:

  1. Davis
  2. Irvine
  3. Merced
  4. Riverside
  5. Santa Barbara
  6. Santa Cruz

What are the requirements to TAG?

  • 30 semester/45 quarter units by submission deadline, 60 semester/90 quarter by admission
  • Full-time enrollment at a CCC from Spring 2015 through Spring 2016
  • Minimum GPA ranging from 3.0 to 3.5, depending on Major¬†(see here)
  • Complete English Composition & Math courses by Fall 2015

Apply for TAG here:

UC Transfer Admission Planner

Whoa, this is a lot of information! Where can I get some help?

There will be a workshop called¬†UC TAG‚ÄĒ You’re In!¬†on Tuesday, September 29¬†in SS 151 (the lab classroom located on the second floor of the Student Services building, across from the Financial Aid counter). ¬†The Director of Transfer Services & Counseling, Marisa Marquez, will go over all the requirements for your TAG application and review them, and answer any questions you might have.

I strongly encourage students who are planning to apply to University of California for Fall 2016 admission to submit a TAG application. Even if the university you want to attend isn’t one of the six, it’s a valuable thing to do! The great thing about TAG is that it¬†guarantees your admission to that campus as long as you fulfill all of the minimum requirements. It can be a great peace of mind, even if it is not your first-choice campus.


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