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Transfer Admission Guaranteed Programs

Santa Monica College students can get guaranteed admission to a variety of UC, CSU, and private colleges.  But you need to fulfill certain requirements and deadlines, and in some case, fill out a contract.  A complete list of transfer admission guaranteed programs is available below.  (NOTE: Criteria is subject to change.  Please refer to www.ucop.edu for the most current TAG information for each participating UC campus.
 
UC Transfer Admission Guaranteed (TAG) Programs
Monday, February 24, 2014
5:15pm - 6:30pm
HSS 150
 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
11:15am - 12:35pm
HSS 151
 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
11:15am - 12:35pm
HSS 152
 
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
11:15am - 12:35pm
HSS 151

UC TAG Website: https://uctag.universityofcalifornia.edu

Important Dates and Deadlines for Fall 2015 UC TAGs

  • September 1 - 30, 2015: TAG submission period for students
  • No later than November 15, 2015 UC campuses post TAG decisions
  • November 1 - 30, 2015: Fall 2015 UC application filing period - ALL TAG students must file a UC application!

All TAG applicants must complete minimum UC admission requirements by the end of Spring 2014.

International students with only U.S. College coursework are eligible for all TAGs.
(UCD, UCM, UCSB, & UCSC will consider students with postsecondary coursework from outside the U.S. Limitations apply).

UC TAG Open Lab Anytime

Lab times are scheduled in the fall.

To be eligible and get the benefits of a TAG, you must meet the following criteria:

TAG CRITERIA WILL BE UPDATED SUMMER 2014

UC Davis: http://admissions.ucdavis.edu/tag/index.cfm

  • Currently enrolled full-time at a California Community College (exceptions are possible)
  • Complete at least 30 UC transferable semester units at the end of Summer 2014 (AP and IB units allowed) with a minimum UC GPA as follows:
    • College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences: 3.2 (Biotechnology and Viticulture and Enology)*
    • College of Biological Sciences: 3.2 (all majors)*
    • College of Engineering: 3.3 (all majors)*
    • College of Letters & Science: 3.2 (Communication, International Relations, Psychology)*

*Some majors require additional coursework to be completed by Spring 2015 with specific grades. Check the link below: http://tag.ucdavis.edu/students/majors.cfm

(Landscape Architecture & Managerial Economics are not selective at the time of admission; students are encouraged to complete coursework to be ready to move from pre-status to major status once enrolled.) 

UC Irvine: http://www.admissions.uci.edu/applicants/tag.html

  • Complete at least 30 UC transferable semester units with at least least a 3.4 UC GPA by the end of Summer 2014, including a UC transferable math and one UC transferable English course
  • Complete the last 30 UC transferable semester units in residence at a California Community College and maintain 3.4 minimum UC GPA by the end of Spring 2015
  • Complete UC required transferable math course and 1st of two transferable English courses with a C or higher by the end of Summer 2014
  • Majors that don't offer TAGs: For the most current list, go to: http://www.admissions.uci.edu/resources/transfer_selection.html and scroll down that page.
  • Specific major courses required for a TAG: http://www.admissions.uci.edu/resources/transfer_selection.html
  • SMC major course equivalencies can be found at www.assist.org

UCLA Scholars Program - "TAP" (Transfer Alliance Program)

  • Must be in Scholar's Program and certified by the SMC Scholar's Office.

UC Merced: http://transfers.ucmerced.edu/2.asp?uc=1&lvl2=59&contentid=29

  • Complete at least 30 UC transferable semester units by the end of Summer 2014 with a minimum UC GPA as follows:
    • All majors in the School of Natural Sciences: 2.9
    • All majors in the School of Engineering, except Computer Science & Engineering: 3.0
    • Computer Sciences & Engineering: 3.1 (GPA in math, science & computer science courses must be at least a B or better, with an overall 3.1)
    • All majors in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts, except Psychology: 2.8
    • Psychology: 3.0
    • Complete UC transferable English (both courses) and one Math course by the end of Spring 2015.

Specific majors require coursework completed with specific grades by the end of Spring 2014. Please consult the website above, in conjunction with ASSIST.

UC Riverside: http://admissions.ucr.edu/WhyUCR/ourGuarantee#transferStudents

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident or AB540 qualified. International students are also eligible to apply for TAG.
  • Complete UC required transferable math course and 1st of two UC approved transferable English courses (English 1 equivalent) with a C or higher by the end of Fall 2014, and English 2 or equivalent by the end of Spring 2015.
  • Complete minimum of 30 UC transferable semester units by the end of Summer 2014
  • College of Arts, Humanities & Social Science: 3.0 UC GAP
  • Business Administration: 3.0 UC GPA (and specific major courses per ASSIST)
  • Bournes College of Engineering: 3.1 UC GAP (and specific major courses per ASSIST)
  • College of Natural & Agricultural Science: 3.0* UC GPA (working towards completing one year of calculus)

*3.2 UC GPA for Biology and Biochemistry majors

UC Santa Barbara: http://admissions.sa.ucsb.edu/prospective/TAGLetter.asp

  • Complete at least 30 UC transferable semester units by the end of Summer 2013, excluding units earned via AP, IB or A levels.
  • Complete the last 30 of 60 or more UC - transferable semester units in residence at a California Community College
  • Complete UC - required transferable math course and two UC - required English Composition courses by the end of Fall 2014
  • TAG does not apply to: Dance (B.A., B.F.A.), Music (B.M.), and Theater (B.F.A.) and all majors in the College of Creative Studies
  • College of Letters & Science
    • Earn a 3.2 overall UC GPA by the end of Fall 2014
    • Maintain a minimum overall 3.2 UC GPA through the end of Spring 2015
    • Majors in Biological Sciences and Economics REQUIRE completion of specific major preparatory coursework by the end of Spring 2014. (ASSIST)
  • College of Engineering
    • Earn an overall minimum 3.2 UC GPA in all UC transferable coursework by the end of Fall 2014
    • Earn an overall minimum 3.4 UC GPA in all major preparatory coursework by the end of Fall 2014 and maintain a 3.4 UC GPA through Spring 2015
    • Chemical Engineering B.S., Computer Engineering B.S., Computer Science B.S., Electrical Engineering B.S. and Mechanical Engineering B.S. REQUIRE major preparation to be completed by the end of Spring 2015

UC Santa Cruz: http://admissions.ucsc.edu/apply/transfer-students/tag.html 

  • Complete at least 30 UC transferable semester units with at least a 3.0 UC GPA by the end of Summer 2014
  • Students who have completed 20 semester units or more of upper-division coursework at a four-year college/university, have a bachelor's degree, or are former UCSC students are NOT eligible for a Santa Cruz TAG
  • Complete one UC transferable English class by the end of Fall 2014 and complete the second UC transferable composition course by the end of Spring 2015.  Show a clear indication through coursework or placement exams that at least one transferable math course can be completed by the end of Spring 2015.
  • Students applying for Psychology, Economics, Biological Sciences or Engineering majors must have significant major coursework completed to get a guarantee.  Check the above website for details.

CSU San Marcos: www.csusm.edu/internationaladmissions

California State University San Marcos guarantees admission to international transfer students provided the following requirements are completed by no later than the term preceding CSUSM entry:

  • Completion of a minimum of 60 transferable semester or 90 quarter units
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better
  • Be in good academic standing at Santa Monica College
  • Completion of a minumum of 30 semester units of CSU general education courses, with a grade of C (2.0) or better, to include:
    • Area A1 - Oral Communication: Communication Studies 11, 12, 16, 21; Speech 1, 2, 6
    • Area A2 - Written Communication: English 1
    • Area A3 - Critical Thinking: Business 32; Communication Studies 21; English 2, 31; History 47; Philosophy 7, 9
    • Area A4 - Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning: CS 10; Math 2, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 21, 26, 28, 29, 54 

Please note that the maximum amount of units that may be transferred from a community college is 70.  Students applying for admission to an impacted major will be admitted as pre-major status.

This TAG is valid only for the term indicated.  If a later term of entry is desired, a new International TAG mus be completed.

Click here to download the PDF TAG document.  In addition to the TAG contract, student must also submit an admission application at www.csumentor.edu by June 1 for Fall 2014 and by November 15 for Spring 2015 admission.

American University of Paris

SMC students will be granted guaranteed transfer admission provided that the following requirements are met:

  • The student has received IGETC certification by the time s/he transfers to AUP.

  • The student has acquired a minimum of 45 UC/CSU transferable semester credits at SMC by the time s/he transfers to AUP.

  • Her/his cumulative UC/CSU transferable Grade Point Average is equal or superior to 3.0 ("B").

  • The student is in good disciplinary standing at SMC.

Arizona State University

For information go to: https://transfer.asu.edu/CAguarantee

Notre Dame de Namur University - "TAA" (Transfer Admissions Agreement)

  • Any student who successfully graduates with an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from Santa Monica College with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and is in good disciplinary standing is guaranteed admission to Notre Dame de Namur University.
  • This agreement is applicable to any student who has completed the application process at Notre Dame de Namur for either the Fall or Spring semester within one year of completing his or her degree at Santa Monica College.

Call (310) 434-4210 to see a counselor for more details.

Western Oregon University

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher
  • Completion of 24 semester credits. No more than four PE or non-academic credits will be counted toward the 24 semester credits
  • Completion on of English 1 and 2 with a C or higher
  • Completion on of Math 21 or 54 with a C or higher
  • No ACT or SAT is required for students who meet the above requirements

For more information view flyer, or call WOU Office of Admissions at (877) 877-1593.

INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  PLEASE GO TO WWW.UCOP.EDU FOR THE MOST CURRENT UC TAG INFORMATION FOR THE PARTICIPATING UC CAMPUSES.