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Transfer Admission Guarantee: Fall 2014

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The Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program offers guaranteed admission to UC San Diego for students who complete a core set of courses at a California community college a full term prior to transferring.

Note: The TAG program is ending. To apply for fall 2014, you must submit your TAG online application – and the UC application for admission – in fall 2013, which is the final application period to do so.

UC San Diego continues to welcome applications from transfer students.

Download the current TAG flyer (PDF).

Am I eligible?

  • You must be a California community college student. Do you meet the definition?
    • you have been enrolled at one or more CCCs for at least 2 regular terms (excludes summer sessions);
    • you have completed at least 30 semester (45 quarter) UC-transferable units at a CCC;
    • you are attending a CCC as your last college before UC San Diego admission (excludes summer sessions).
  • You must be in good standing during your last regular term.
  • You must earn a cumulative 3.5 minimum UC GPA earned by the end of Fall term 2013 and maintained through the end of Spring term 2014.
  • Both of the UC English courses and the UC math course must be completed by the end of Fall 2013, prior to Fall 2014 admission.
  • International students, see additional details below.
  • You must be applying for admission with junior standing:
    • 60 UC-transferable semester units (or 90 UC-transferable quarter units) completed by Spring 2014

What do I need to do?

  1. Complete the UC TAG online application form and submit (September).
  2. Submit your UC application for admission (November – application available in October).
    • Check the 2 boxes required for the TAG program: UCSD TAG and IGETC
  3. Complete the TAG program requirements.
  4. Full completion of Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) is required.
    • You must submit your IGETC certification form by the deadline July 15, 2014, for Fall quarter 2014 (IGETC completed by end of Spring 2014)

Note: The TAG online application form does not replace your UC application for admission. Though the online TAG application is a UC form, each campus's TAG program may have different requirements.

International applicants

  • Can only have domestic (U.S.) coursework to be eligible for TAG; no international coursework is permitted.
  • Will be held to English proficiency:
    • TOEFL with a score of 83; OR
    • IELTS with a score of 7; OR
    • "B" grades or better in each of your 2 transferable English classes (note this is not a "B" average)

Choosing your major

  • All transfer students are strongly advised to complete general education courses as well as lower-division major requirements.
  • If you are applying for an impacted major you must complete all required major preparation coursework prior to transfer.
  • If you are applying for a major that requires additional lower-division preparation (designated a pre-major), you will need to complete certain required courses at UC San Diego before being admitted into the major.
  • Check the agreements between UC San Diego and your community college on ASSIST. For more information about major-preparation coursework, talk to your community college counselor or email Transfer Student Services at UC San Diego.

TAG doesn't guarantee college or major

  • Admission to a particular major is not guaranteed
  • Admission to a particular undergraduate college is not guaranteed
Questions? Contact your community college advisor or Admissions and Relations with Schools, by email, by calling (858) 534-4831 or by meeting with an Admissions Officer here on campus.

TAG flyer

Ask your counselor

  • optional TAG summary for you and your community college counselor – ASSIST
  • see which of your courses will transfer
  • find the summary form under Explore Transfer Information

Transfer Preparation