Cabrillo Transfer Services

Transfer Admission Guarantees

Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAGs)

for Fall 2021 Admission

What is TAG?

A Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) is a program for California community college students to earn a guaranteed acceptance to a university. There are six participating University of California (UC) that offer TAG:

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

Students are encouraged to make a Cabrillo counseling appointment to review specific requirements and deadlines.

Benefits of completing a TAG:

  • Some campuses will review your academic records early
  • Some campuses will give you early admission notification
  • Some campuses will give guidance on specific major preparation and general education coursework

Basic Eligibility Requirements for TAG:

  • Students must have completed at least 30 UC-transferable units through Summer 2020
  • Students must complete at least 60 UC-transferable units through Spring 2021
  • GPA requirements must be met during time of application and maintained for Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Some schools have selective majors which require progress on a student's major courses. This also includes GPA requirements in major-specific courses.
  • Certain universities require specific progress and completion in English and Math.
  • Additional details found on UC's TAG Matrix
  • All students who plan to transfer should meet with a Cabrillo counselor each semester to help with course selection for their specific campus and major.

Applying for TAG

  • Step 1: To get started, you’ll need to submit the TAG application between September 1-30. Use the UC Transfer Admission Planner (TAP) to complete the TAG.
  • Step 2: Attend a TAG workshop hosted by the Cabrillo Transfer Services
  • Step 3: Review your TAG application with a Cabrillo counselor
  • Step 4: Fill out the application for admission to UC and submit November 1-30.
Transfer Services Links
Contact Information
Bldg 100 (see map)

Limited phone hours during campus closure

Monday - Friday

9:00 am - 12:00 pmn

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UniversityMin. GPADeadline to Submit TAG
UC Davis3.20 - 3.50September 30, 2020
UC Irvine3.4September 30, 2020
UC Merced2.80 - 3.00September 30, 2020
UC Riverside2.70 - 3.00September 30, 2020
UC Santa Barbara3.40 (by end of Fall '20)September 30, 2020
UC Santa Cruz3.0 (by end of Fall '20September 30, 2020
Santa Clara University3.3 (by end of Fall '19)April 15, 2020
Brief overview of TAG