Fall 2011 Transfer Admission
Guarantee (TAG) Workshop
IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE
TRANSFER CENTER
WHAT WE WILL COVER…
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?
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WHAT IS TAG?
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History lesson: It used to be easy to
transfer! Not so long ago, you could
transfer to a CSU with a 2.0 and a UC with a 2.4 GPA. Due to
supply and demand (low supply of funding and lots of
students wanting in), GPAs have risen significantly. Students
are finding it harder and harder to transfer. We are really
lucky to have TAG!
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Basically, 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 2010 was a 3.5 and no one was admitted
with less than a 3.2 GPA. The TAG GPA was and still is 3.2.
Also, some UCs will offer early admissions notification.
WHICH CAMPUSES PARTICIPATE IN TAG?
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There are 7 participating UC campuses:
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UC Davis
UC Santa Cruz
UC Irvine
UC San Diego
UC Santa Barbara
UC Riverside
UC Merced
UC Los Angeles and UC Berkeley DO NOT participate in TAG
Remember – you may only choose one
campus to “TAG” into!
WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA FOR MEETING TAG
REQUIREMENTS?
You can find the requirements for each campus at
http://uctag.universityofcalifornia.edu/
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The Transfer Center also has a handy
TAG Matrix you can refer to (light yellow)
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To be on the safe side, also check the
individual UC TAG websites (links are
available on the TAG website)
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Remember that each UC campus has it’s own unique TAG
criteria
CRITERIA FOR: UC DAVIS
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http://admissions.ucdavis.edu/admissions/tr_
tag.cfm
CRITERIA FOR: UC SANTA CRUZ
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http://admissions.ucsc.edu/apply/transferstudents/tag.html
CRITERIA FOR:
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http://www.admissions.uci.edu/admissions/ta
g.html
CRITERIA FOR: UC SAN DIEGO
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http://www.ucsd.edu/prospectivestudents/transfers/prep-programs/tag.html
CRITERIA FOR: UC SANTA BARBARA
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http://www.admissions.ucsb.edu/TAGInfo.asp
CRITERIA FOR: UC RIVERSIDE
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http://trc.ucr.edu/transferPaths/Pages/Transfe
rAdmissionGuarantee.aspx
CRITERIA FOR: UC MERCED
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http://transfers.ucmerced.edu/2.asp?uc=1&lvl
2=59&contentid=29
WHEN DO I APPLY FOR TAG?
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To apply for Fall 2012, begin now! You may
work on it, save, and go back to it at any time.
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Be sure to submit your TAG application between
September 1st and September 30th. There will
be no extensions!
HOW DO I COMPLETE THE TAG APPLICATION?
Let’s walk through the application …
https://uctag.universityofcalifornia.edu/index.cf
m
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Or watch this video:
http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/media/tag
_fall_2012_app/tag_fall_2012_app.html
WHAT DO I DO AFTER I APPLY FOR TAG?
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Students will be notified by November 15th 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 5 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 1st and
November 30th, 2011.
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 2012 so you don’t
void your TAG.
See your counselor and/or the IVC Transfer Center if you
need help or have questions!
DID YOU KNOW…
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TAG is not the only path to UC transfer!
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If you have determined that you do not meet the
TAG criteria, you can still apply to UC in November.
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Meet with a counselor to determine your best
course of action in light of your academic history.
GOT QUESTIONS?
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Contact the Counseling Center at
949-451-5251
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Contact the Transfer Center at 949-451-5339
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Make an appointment to see a university
representative and/or come to the big Transfer
Fair on October 18th, 2011. Over 50 reps will be
on hand to answer questions.
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