Transfer Agreement Guarantee (TAG)

A TAG is a written agreement between the student, the community college and appropriate UC that accept TAGs which states if a student meets the conditions specified in the agreement (TAG), the student will have priority review of application and/or be admitted to the UC they have chosen to TAG (only one TAG is allowed).

The TAG Matrix helps the student to understand:

  1. The courses he or she must complete before transferring
  2. The minimum GPA he or she must earn
  3. The number of units required to transfer
  4. The specific requirements for high-demand majors

TAG Matrix 2020-21


When to Start a TAG

The TAG application is submitted one year prior to the student's anticipated transfer date. Creating a UC TAP account during your first semester, will make this process much smoother.

How to begin a UC TAG for Fall 2019

  1. UC TAG application is now available for you to begin the process.
  2. Check the 2020-21 UC TAG matrix for eligibility criteria and campus-specific requirements.
  3. If you need assistance with completing the UC TAG form, please visit the FCC Transfer Center or contact us at 559.442.8290.
  4. UC TAG application filing period is September 1- 30, 2019.
  5. The University of California will REQUIRE a college admission application & the personal statement to be filed during November 1-30, 2019.
  6. The University of California will only accept one TAG application per transfer student. The following campuses that accept TAG's are: Davis, Irvine, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara, & Santa Cruz.

Please Note: UC TAG Email Notifications will be sent to all students mid-November. UC Transfer Students with an "Approved TAG" MUST complete and submit the UC Application.