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Transfer Admission

Your achievements in community college are stepping stones to UCI.

Transfer to UCI from your community college!

Our TAG program guarantees your admission if you meet the requirements.

Step up to what’s next in your education.

UCI's Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program guarantees admission to highly qualified students from all California Community Colleges. Admission to most majors at UCI can be guaranteed through TAG for transfer students who meet the eligibility requirements and complete the online TAG application.

To apply to TAG, submit your TAG application between September 1–30 and your UC undergraduate application to UCI between November 1–30.

When applying for admission, please indicate your TAG submission on the UC transfer application and remember that your transfer admission guarantee is only applicable for the primary major you indicated on your TAG form. Please note that our Business Administration, Cognitive Sciences, Dance, Music, and Nursing Science programs do not participate in TAG.

Meet TAG eligibility requirements.

As a California Community College applicant, you are eligible for TAG if you:

  • Complete 30 semester or 45 quarter UC transferable units (including AP/IB/A-level) by the end of the summer 2016 term for fall 2017 admission
  • Earn a minimum GPA of 3.4 in all UC transferable coursework by the end of the summer 2016 term for fall 2017 admission and will maintain a 3.4 GPA in all UC transferable coursework for all subsequent terms
  • Complete one UC transferable math course with a grade of C or better by the end of the summer 2016 term
  • Complete one UC transferable English course with a grade of C or better by the end of the summer 2016 term
  • Complete a second UC transferable English course with a grade of C or better by the end of the spring 2017 term
  • Complete 60 UC transferable semester units or 90 UC transferable quarter units by the end of the spring 2017 term for fall 2017 admission
  • Complete all major coursework for your chosen major, including course prerequisites and maintain minimum course GPA through the end of the spring 2017 term for fall 2017 admission
  • Are in good standing for all colleges attended and satisfy all UC transfer eligibility requirements
  • Complete the last 30 semester or 45 quarter units at a California community college by the end of the spring 2017 term for fall 2017 admission

Many students who are not eligible for TAG are still exceptionally well-qualified and are strongly encouraged to apply for admission to UCI through the regular application process during the filing period. For fall 2017 admission, the UC Application filing period is November 1–30, 2016.

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