Guaranteed Admission

Guaranteed Admission is more commonly referred to by the term Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG).  A TAG is a contractual agreement that provides DAC students guaranteed admission to a participating transfer college or university. A TAG may not be available for all majors, impacted programs, and colleges or schools at a participating TAG college or university. Students interested in completing a TAG must satisfy specified admission and course requirements in a timely manner in order to be guaranteed admission to a participating TAG college or university.

Upon confirming eligibility for a TAG, students are encouraged to meet with a DAC counselor or academic adviser and/or a university admissions representative (when available) to review and confirm course selection.

Fall 2020 UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

Participating TAG Colleges and Universities

TAG Campus Min. GPA Required to Sign TAG Min. Units Required to Complete TAG Transfer Term
TAG Filing Period

UC Davis

TAG Website

- TAG Handout

 Varies by major1 45 UC-transferable quarter units 

Fall 2020

9/1-9/30/19

UC Irvine

TAG Website

- TAG Handout

Varies by major1 45 UC-transferable quarter units

Fall 2020

9/1-9/30/19

UC Merced

TAG Website

Varies by major1 45 UC-transferable quarter units

Fall 2020

9/1-9/30/19

UC Riverside

TAG Website

Varies by major1 45 UC-transferable quarter units

Fall 2020

9/1-9/30/19

UC Santa Barbara

TAG Website

  - TAG Handout

  - TAG FAQs

Varies by major1 45 UC-transferable quarter units

Fall 2020

9/1-9/30/19

UC Santa Cruz

TAG Website

Varies by major1 45 UC-transferable quarter units 

Fall 2020

9/1-9/30/19

Arizona State University Varies1 36 transferable quarter units

Fall 2019

Contact ASU

Spring 2020

Contact ASU

Santa Clara University 3.3
(NOTE: TAA available only for majors in the College of Arts & Sciences excluding Economics major)
See Footnote3

Fall 2019

DAC Priority: 12:00 pm, 1/31/19

Final: 3/30/19

University of the Pacific 3.5
(NOTE: TAA applicable for Guaranteed PharmD Transfer Admissions Pathway only)
45 transferable units

Fall 2019

1/15/19

California Community Colleges-
Historically Black Colleges & Universities Transfer Guarantee

  • 37 participating campuses
Varies by campus and by major1 Varies by campus and by major1

Contact a participating HBCU

1  GPA and minimum unit requirements vary by major and/or college or university campus and remains subject to change.  Supplemental information is available on the respective college/university guaranteed admission website.

2  TAA/TAG admission for Winter and Spring terms to UC are subject to change.  Visit this web page periodically for updates.

3  At least two-thirds (2/3) of the required subject areas must be completed at the time of Santa Clara University (SCU) TAA submission.  For example, English, Math, and Science are required, thus, two of those three areas must be complete at the time the TAA is submitted.  Review the full SCU TAA criteria.

4   Visit the University of the Pacific TAA website for additional TAA-specific requirements and restrictions.


Questions about guaranteed admission?

NOTICE:  Advising services at DAC may be limited during hours of operation for the programs/services listed above based on available staffing.


DISCLAIMER: The final responsibility for successful transfer rests with the student.  The information posted on this website is designed to assist students in obtaining the most accurate transfer-related information possible.  However, this information is subject to change without notice, which may subsequently impact admission to a transfer college or university.

Students are encouraged to meet as early as possible in their academic careers and periodically with a DAC counselor or academic adviser to develop a Student Education Plan and with a transfer college or university admissions representative to confirm their choice of classes.

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