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FALL 2015 UC TRANSFER ADMISSION GUARANTEE (TAG) WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY
What we will cover today: What is TAG? Which campuses participate in TAG? What are the criteria for meeting the TAG requirements? When do I apply for TAG? How do I complete the TAG application? What do I do after I apply for TAG?
What is TAG? Students who meet certain criteria get a guaranteed spot at a UC school, often with a lower GPA requirement than if they didn’t apply for TAG. For example, UC Santa Barbara’s average GPA for admitted transfer students for Fall 2014 was a 3.57 but the TAG GPA was 3.2. Also, some UCs will offer early admissions notification.
Which campuses participate in TAG? There are 6 participating UC campuses: UC Davis UC Santa Cruz UC Irvine UC Santa Barbara UC Riverside UC Merced UCLA, UC San Diego, and UC Berkeley DO NOT participate in TAG Remember – you may only choose one campus to “TAG” into!
What are the criteria for meeting the TAG requirements? The Transfer Center has a handy TAG Matrix you can refer to (orange)TAG Matrix You can find the requirements, including specific major requirements, for each campus at e/index.html e/index.html Remember that each UC campus has it’s own unique TAG criteria and they are subject to change – check again after each summer to see if any changes were made For example, new this year is that UCSB no longer offering Engineering majors TAG and UCSD is no longer offering any TAGs
When do I apply for TAG? To apply for Fall 2015, you can begin any time. You may work on it, save, and go back to it without losing your information Be sure to submit your TAG application between September 1 st and September 30 th. There will be no extensions!
How do I complete the application? First, create a Transfer Admission Planner (TAP) account at -admission-planner/ -admission-planner/ Enter your information, coursework, exams (if applicable), review, and then apply for TAG – it’s free! Be sure to keep your login information handy so you can create another account to apply for admission in November. If you use the same login info for the admission application, you can easily transfer your coursework to your application from the TAP
What do I do after I apply for TAG? Look for a confirmation
What do I do after I apply for TAG? Students will be notified by November 15 th with a verification that their TAG has been received. UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz will actually let you know if you have been accepted at this time! The other 4 UCs notify you if you have been accepted when admissions decisions are released to all students in the spring semester. In addition to a TAG application, students will still need to submit a UC application as well as a personal statement between November 1 st and November 30 th, You may begin as early as August 1, Be sure to answer the TAG question on the UC application and mark the campus you have submitted a TAG application to. Be sure to choose the same major on your UC application that you choose on your TAG application or you will void your TAG! When your TAG is approved, fulfill all remaining coursework and GPA requirements in your TAG agreement through Spring 2014 so you don’t void your TAG. See your counselor, the IVC Transfer Center, or a UC representative if you need help or have questions!
What if I don’t qualify for TAG? TAG is not the only path to UC transfer If you have determined that you do not meet the TAG criteria, you can still apply to UC in November Meet with a counselor to determine your best course of action in light of your academic history
What if I have questions? Contact the Counseling Center at Contact the Transfer Center at Make an appointment to see a university representative, go on campus tours, and come to our workshops and our 2 transfer fairs in Fall 2014: October 7 th and November 18 th