Frequently Asked Questions

We've gathered the questions students most often have about the UC Davis Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) and placed them on one page for your convenience. All the basic information is right here!

Once you understand how the TAG works, explore our TAG majors using the link at right to find one that's right for you. And if you need a little assistance, just visit your community college transfer or advising center to speak with a counselor about your UC Davis TAG. She or he can help you pick a major that fits your career goals, start planning your TAG using the UC Transfer Admission Planner (UC TAP), and select coursework at your community college that will meet UC Davis requirements. Ready? Let's get started!

  • What is a UC Davis TAG?

  • Is it necessary to submit a TAG for admission to UC Davis as a transfer student?

  • How should I begin planning for TAG?

  • When can I begin working on my TAG?

  • May I write a TAG to more than one UC?

  • If I choose to submit my TAG to another UC, may I still apply and be admitted to UC Davis?

  • Who is eligible for a TAG?

  • Who is not eligible for TAG?

  • Is the TAG available to students who previously attended a college or university outside of the United States?

  • Can I have too many units to be eligible for TAG?

  • Are the TAG requirements subject to change? If so, when?

  • What are the requirements to submit a fall 2016 UC Davis TAG?

  • What are the minimum overall UC-transferable GPAs required to qualify for a fall 2016 UC Davis TAG?

  • Do certain majors require additional coursework and/or higher GPAs to be eligible for transfer with a UC Davis TAG?

  • Is a quick reference guide available that identifies UC Davis TAG criteria for selective majors?

  • Must I report all prior coursework and submit transcripts with the TAG?

  • Must I report Advanced Placement (AP) and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level Examinations and submit official scores with the TAG?

  • Must I complete IGETC to be eligible for a UC Davis TAG?

  • What happens if my current California community college does not offer the courses I need to be selected?

  • Is the TAG available for all UC Davis majors?

  • I'm interested in the Marine and Coastal Science major. Which college should I apply to?

  • When do I apply for the TAG?

  • Once I submit the TAG may I attend a college or university other than a California community college?

  • When will I receive my TAG decision?

  • Must I also file the UC application for undergraduate admission and scholarships?

  • What must I do to ensure that I will be admitted to UC Davis?

  • What happens if I am unable to complete the TAG provisions?