Guaranteed Admission Programs

Guaranteed Admission is more commonly referred to by the term Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG).  A TAG is a contractual agreement that provides DAC students guaranteed admission to a participating transfer college or university. A TAG may not be available for all majors, impacted programs, and colleges or schools at a participating TAG college or university. Students interested in completing a TAG must satisfy specified admission and course requirements in a timely manner in order to be guaranteed admission to a participating TAG college or university.

Upon confirming eligibility for a TAG, students are encouraged to meet with a DAC counselor or academic adviser and/or a university admissions representative (when available) to review and confirm course selection.

Fall 2021 UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

Participating TAG Colleges and Universities

TAG Campus Min. GPA Required to Sign TAG Min. Units Required to Complete TAG Transfer Term
TAG Filing Period

UC Davis

 Varies by major1 45 UC-transferable quarter units 

Fall 2021

9/1-10/15/20*

UC Irvine

Varies by major1 45 UC-transferable quarter units

Fall 2021

9/1-10/15/20*

UC Merced

Varies by major1 45 UC-transferable quarter units

Fall 2021

9/1-10/15/20*

UC Riverside

Varies by major1 45 UC-transferable quarter units

Fall 2021

9/1-10/15/20*

UC Santa Barbara

Varies by major1 45 UC-transferable quarter units

Fall 2021

9/1-10/15/20*

UC Santa Cruz

Varies by major1 45 UC-transferable quarter units 

Fall 2021

9/1-10/15/20*

Arizona State University Varies1 36 transferable quarter units

Spring 2021 or Fall 2021

Contact our
ASU Transfer Specialist

Santa Clara University 3.3
(NOTE: TAA available only for majors in the College of Arts & Sciences excluding Economics major)
See Footnote3

Fall 2021

DAC Priority: To be determined

California Community Colleges-
Historically Black Colleges & Universities Transfer Guarantee Program

Varies by college/university campus and by major1 Varies by college/university campus and by major1

Varies by campus
For details, email:
HBCUTransfer@cccco.edu

1  GPA and minimum unit requirements vary by major and/or college or university campus and remains subject to change.  Supplemental information is available on the respective college/university guaranteed admission website.

2  TAA/TAG admission for Winter and Spring terms to UC are subject to change.  Visit this web page periodically for updates.

3  At least two-thirds (2/3) of the required subject areas must be completed at the time of Santa Clara University (SCU) TAA submission.  For example, English, Math, and Science are required, thus, two of those three areas must be complete at the time the TAA is submitted.  Review the full SCU TAA criteria.

4   Visit the University of the Pacific (UOP) TAA website and De Anza College Guaranteed Admission Programs page for updates to UOP TAA deadlines, requirements, and restrictions.

* On 9/30/20 UC announced the Fall 2021 TAG deadline was extended to 10/15/20 due to the flurry of wildfires across the state and the number of students who may be impacted by them.


Questions about guaranteed admission?

NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and during the Santa Clara County shelter-in-place order, all DAC counseling and advising services, workshops, and university representative visits will be offered remotely.

Students may schedule an appointment with a counselor or academic adviser either by phone, e-mail, Zoom video. The Counseling & Advising Center is also responding to questions through Online Adviser.


DISCLAIMER: The final responsibility for successful transfer rests with the student.  The information posted on this website is designed to assist students in obtaining the most accurate transfer-related information possible.  However, this information is subject to change without notice, which may subsequently impact admission to a transfer college or university.

Students are encouraged to meet as early as possible in their academic careers and periodically with a DAC counselor or academic adviser to develop a Student Education Plan and with a transfer college or university admissions representative to confirm their choice of classes.

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