Transfer Planning

Transfer Planning

UC TAG @ De Anza College

A UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) is a formal, written agreement that offers students guaranteed admissions to a participating UC campus. To be eligible for a TAG, students must meet and maintain campus-specific TAG requirements prior to transfer to UC.

The UC TAG Matrix [PDF], published annually by UC, includes an overview of the TAG program, eligibility criteria and notes for participating TAG campuses.

Students who are eligible for a UC TAG receive early review of their academic records, early admission notification and guidance about transfer major preparation and general education coursework.

Applicants may submit only one TAG to UC per academic year.  Six UC campuses offer a TAG to California Community College (CCC) students. These include: Davis, Irvine, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz.

Students may submit a TAG application online during the TAG filing period which is one year prior to transfer (Fall transfer: September 1 - 30 and Spring transfer: May 1 - 31, UC Merced only).

Keep in mind that students who submit a TAG application must also apply for admission to UC by submitting a UC application online during the appropriate filing period (Fall transfer: November 1 - 30 and Spring transfer: October 1 - 31).

TAGs to Davis and Santa Cruz require a review by CCC counselor prior to the UC's review.

UC Davis TAG Eligibility

UC Davis TAG Eligibility Questionnaire - Fall 2017 [PDF]

Read the UC Davis TAG requirements carefully to confirm your eligibility prior to submission of your UC TAG application.

  • Reporting Coursework/Gaps in Education/De Anza College Review
    • It is your responsibility to make sure the information you report on the UC TAG application is accurate and complete.  Refer to transcripts and grade reports; do not work from memory.  Be sure to also include courses that are currently in progress and planned for future terms.
    • You must report and explain any gaps in your education on the UC TAG application.
    • A De Anza College counselor will review your UC TAG application for minimum eligibility requirements based on your self-reported information ONLY.  Transcripts and exam scores will not be referenced.
    • Transcripts and exam scores will not be referenced during the review process so the TAG reviewer (at De Anza College) will not be checking on the accuracy of the information you entered into the UC TAP System for the completeness of your academic report.

  • All UC Davis TAGs will be forwarded to UC Davis for consideration, but only those that meet the eligibility criteria based on a De Anza College counselor's cursory review will be recommended for approval.  Do not rely on this review to determine your eligibility for a UC TAG or admission to UC.

UC Santa Cruz TAG Eligibility

UC Santa Cruz TAG Eligibility Questionnaire - Fall 2017 [PDF]

Review the TAG requirements carefully to confirm your eligibility prior to submission of your TAG application.

  • Reporting Coursework/Gaps in Education/De Anza College Review
    • It is your responsibility to make sure the information you report on the UC TAG application is accurate and complete.  Refer to transcripts and grade reports; do not work from memory.  Be sure to also include courses that are currently in progress and planned for future terms.
    • You must report and explain any gaps in your education on the UC TAG application.
    • A De Anza College counselor will review your UC TAG application for minimum eligibility requirements based on your self-reported information ONLY.  Transcripts and exam scores will not be referenced.
    • Transcripts and exam scores will not be referenced during the review process so the TAG reviewer (at De Anza College) will not be checking on the accuracy of the information you entered into the UC TAP System for the completeness of your academic report.

  • All UC Santa Cruz TAGs will be forwarded to UC Santa Cruz for consideration, but only those that meet the eligibility criteria based on a De Anza College counselor's cursory review will be recommended for approval.  Do not rely on this review to determine your eligibility for a UC TAG or admission to UC.
  1. Create an account on the UC Transfer Admission Planner website to begin working on your UC TAG application.

  2. Confirm your eligibility for a UC TAG by carefully reviewing the criteria for the specific UC campus that interests you.

  3. Attend a UC TAG Information Session during the summer. Space is limited - register early and for one session only.

  4. Submit your UC TAG Application during the filing period (September 1 - 30, 2016).

  5. You must complete all remaining courses and maintain the GPA requirements designated on your UC TAG to be guaranteed admission.

  6. You can start working on your UC Admission Application after the UC Online Application System opens on August 1, 2016.

  7. Submit your UC Application for Admission during the filing period (November 1 - 30, 2016).

  8. If you are uncertain about meeting specified UC TAG criteria, consult with a counselor or academic adviser prior to submitting the UC TAG. Come prepared with your specific TAG questions to ask during your advising session.
  • A TAG is not required for students to be considered for admission to the UC.  Students may apply through the regular admissions process during the appropriate UC Application filing period.

  • Take time to read the entire UC TAG application and submission instructions carefully; be sure to meet all required deadlines.

  • As a student, it is your responsibility to ensure that the information you report on the UC TAG application is accurate and complete. A UC TAG may be denied or rescinded due to errors and inaccuracies involving your self-reported information.

  • Be sure to check the UC TAG System (“My Messages” tab) on a regular basis for important communication, instructions and any additional requests for information. Often times these requests are time-sensitive and require prompt responses.  Your UC TAG may be at risk if you do not respond to requests as directed.

  • The UC TAG Application does not replace your UC Admission Application.

  • The UC will notify all Fall 2017 TAG applicants about the status of their TAG no later than November 15, 2016.

 


Disclaimer:  The final responsibility for successful transfer rests with the student.  The information posted on the De Anza College Transfer Planning Web site is designed to assist you in obtaining the most accurate information possible.  However, this information is subject to change without notice, which may subsequently impact your admission to the University.

Students are encouraged to meet as early as possible and periodically with a counselor or academic adviser both at De Anza College and at the transfer institution to confirm your choice of classes and to develop an education plan for transfer.



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Last Updated: 7/26/16