Transfer Admission Guarantee

Guarantee Your Admission: TAG to UCR!

Secure your place at UCR through the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program.

How to TAG to UCR

Your TAP will:
  • Serve as your application to TAG to UCR.
  • Provide a place to plan and track your coursework.
  • Help you evaluate your progress toward meeting UCR admission requirements.
  • Connect you to UCR staff who will help you with the transfer process.
How to create your TAP:
  1. Create an account at go.ucr.edu/TAP.
  2. Enter your completed and planned community college coursework.
  3. Track your progress toward meeting UCR admission requirements.
  4. Review your TAP frequently with your community college counselor and a UCR transfer counselor. Find your UCR transfer counselor.
  • Complete a minimum of 30 UC-transferable semester units.

  • Earn the minimum required GPA for your intended major:
    • 2.7 for the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS)
    • 3.0 plus major preparation for the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE)
    • 2.8 plus major preparation for the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS)
    • 3.2 plus major preparation for the School of Business (SB)
    • 2.7 for the Graduate School of Education (GSOE)
    • 2.7 for the School of Public Policy
  • Complete the first English composition (UC-E) by end of spring 2018 for winter admission and by end of fall 2018 for fall admission, and the second English composition by end of fall 2019 for winter admission and end of spring 2019 for fall admission.

  • If you are applying to a selecting major (all BCOE, CNAS and SB majors, and CHASS economics, business economics, psychology and neuroscience majors), you must have the minimum mathematics for your major completed by the end of fall 2018.

  • Applicants for all other majors must complete a minimum of one UC-transferable math (UC-M) by end of spring 2018 for winter admission and by end of fall 2018 for fall admission.

  • To be considered for a TAG, you have to transfer directly from a California Community College (CCC). This includes international students (with a visa).

  • The University of California defines a CCC transfer student as one who has completed more than half of their units at a CCC.
  • Your TAP serves as both your progress tracker and your TAG application.

  • Submit your TAG application May 1-31 for winter quarter 2019 or Sept. 1-30 for fall quarter 2019.

  • You may only TAG to one UC.
  • Complete 60 semester (90 quarter) transferable units by the end of fall 2018 for winter admission and the end of spring 2018 for fall admission.

  • Coursework planned for summer 2018 will not be accepted to meet minimum admission requirements or major selection.

  • You must complete required major preparation for your intended major. For major selection criteria, visit ASSIST.

  • You must maintain the required GPA for your intended major. (See Step 2 for GPA requirements.)
  • Submit your UCR application during the July 1-31 filing period for winter admission or Nov. 1-30 for fall admission and apply for your contracted major and term.

  • You can access the UCR application beginning July 1 for winter admission and Aug. 1 for fall admission.

  • The deadline is July 31 for winter admission and Nov. 30 for fall admission.
If you completed the provisions of your TAG contract, met all requirements for admission and submitted a completed UCR application: Welcome to UCR! Admission decisions begin Sept. 1 for winter admission and March 1 for fall admission.

Programs at Your Community College That Will Keep You UCR-Bound

The Puente Project is open to all students. It allows you to work with counselors and mentors who will help you transfer to UCR. You can also attend the UCR Puente Leadership Conference.

UCR will continue to support you after you transfer through Puente Connection.
If you identify as low-income, first-generation or have a disability, your school’s Student Support Services program can help you stay college-bound. Program names vary, but look for TRIO, Student Support Services or SSS.

UCR will continue to support you after you transfer through programs including TRIO Scholars and the Student Disability Resource Center.
Umoja Learning Communities support African-American and other students throughout their community college experience. Umoja can help you find mentorship and community opportunities (and stay college-bound!).

UCR will continue to support you after you transfer through Umoja at UCR (the first of its kind at a four-year school).