What is a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)?
The Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) Program gives California community college transfer students written guarantees of admission to UC Davis, one year in advance, in their first choice major. A Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) is a formal, written agreement that outlines the courses you must complete and grade point average you must earn before transferring from a California community college. Written a year before you plan to transfer, this agreement lists specific requirements for engineering majors and guarantees your admission to the UC Davis College of Engineering in the engineering major you choose.
A signed agreement guarantees that you will be admitted to UC Davis in the major you want and for the term you have chosen, provided you complete the agreement and apply for admission during the open filing period.
If you would like more information on the TAG program, see your community college counselor or visit Transfer Admission Guarantee. You may also contact the College of Engineering Undergraduate Office (530) 752-1979.
Benefits of the TAG Program
Who can apply for the TAG Program?
In general, anyone who is established as a student at the community college where the TAG is to be written and who will meet the academic criteria to transfer as a junior may arrange for a TAG. Please visit the Undergraduate Admissions TAG FAQ for more information on who can or cannot apply.
Why should I apply for the TAG Program?
Transfer Admission Guarantees give transfer students written guarantees of admission to the UC Davis College of Engineering, one year in advance, in their first choice engineering major.
If your TAG is approved, you’re guaranteed admission to UC Davis without competing with the large pool of engineering transfer applicants.
What do I need to do to be eligible?
1. Meet Eligibility Requirements
2. Receive a Letter Grade
For all College of Engineering majors listed below, courses must be taken for a letter grade, with no grade less than “C”:
The TAG Criteria.
How do I apply for a TAG?
UC Davis Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAGs) give California community college transfer students written guarantees of admission in their first choice major one year in advance of enrollment. We are proud to partner with all California community colleges to provide an early records review and opportunities for advising about major preparation. Start your future TAG online using the UC TAG Application.