​​​​​​Where do UC Yourself? 

Follow these steps to transfer to the University of California.

  • Step 1

    TAP into the Transfer Admission Planner in order to begin your TAG or admission application.

  • Step 2

    TAG – Transfer Admission Guarantee a spot to one of the six participating UC’s.

  • Step 3

    APPLY to all UC’s including the one you TAGged to by syncing your Transfer Admission Planner.


Six UC campuses offer the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program for California community college students who meet specific requirements.

By participating in TAG, you will receive early review of your academic records, early admission notification and specific guidance about major preparation and general education coursework.


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Important Dates and Deadlines for Fall 2018 UC TAGs

  • September 1 - 30, 2018: TAG submission period for students

  • No later than November 15, 2018: UC campuses post TAG decisions

  • November 1 - 30, 2018: Fall 2018 UC application filing period - ALL TAG students must file a UC Admission Application, in addition to the TAG application!

You can only apply for TAG to one campus. To keep your options open, apply to other UC campuses during the regular application cycle (Nov. 1-30). All TAG applicants must complete minimum UC admission requirements by the end of Spring 2019, unless otherwise indicated.

International students with foreign coursework are eligible for all TAGs.

NOTE: Berkeley, UCLA, and San Diego do not participate in TAG.

Santa Monica College has a Transfer Alliance Program with UCLA thru The Scholars Program.

Students who complete the Scholars Program at SMC receive priority consideration for admission to UCLA College of Letters and Science. Admitted TAP students are eligible to apply for scholarships reserved for the Transfer Alliance Program.