Historically Black Colleges and Universities
California community college students who complete certain academic requirements are guaranteed transfer to a participating HBCU.
Pick 1 of 2 Routes
Once you have met 1 of 2 routes, you must meet with a counselor to:
- Get approved for TAG.
- Complete the Common Black College Application, Common Application, or the University Website to apply.
- See the list below to find out which application you should use.
- Send all your college transcripts immediately!
If you use the Common Black College Application:
- The application takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
- You do not have to enter most high school information including SAT/ACT scores.
- Your high school GPA will not be used to determine our admissions.
- If you graduated HS after 1990, select 1990 as your graduation year.
- If you attended more than one community college, list your most recent school.
- You do not have to enter your transcript information because you will mail them in.
The 35 participating institutions are:
Alabama State University
Alcorn State University
Arkansas Baptist College
Little Rock, AR
Daytona Beach, FL
Bowie State University
Central State University
New Orleans, LA
Florida Memorial University
Miami Gardens, FL
Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley, GA
Grambling State University
Harris-Stowe State University
St. Louis, MO
Lincoln University of Missouri
Jefferson City, MO
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania*
Lincoln University, PA
Mississippi Valley State University
Itta Bena, MS
North Carolina Central University
Philander Smith College
Little Rock, AK
Southern University and A&M College
Baton Rouge, LA
Tennessee State University
Texas Southern University**
Virginia State University
West Virginia State University
Xavier University of Louisiana**
New Orleans, LA
* Not on Common Black College Application – Use Common Application or University Website Application
** Not on Common Black College Application – Use Application on University Website only
Average Cost of Fees and Tuition:
Privates don’t have out-of-state tuition
Some public schools offer in-state tuition
How to TAG to a Historically Black College and University