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Transferring To A UC


UC Transfer Requirements

  1. Complete your Math & English requirements early.
  2. Complete major preparation coursework early in your academic career. Look at for specific UC major requirements for each UC campus.
  3. Meet with a counselor to go over the ASSIST articulation agreement and plan out your courses by completing a Student Education Plan.
  4. Complete 60 UC transferable semester units with a minimum 2.4 grade point average (2.8 for Non-residents) for minimum eligibility. The GPA for admission can be significantly higher due to the applicant pool.
  5. Meet with a Laney College Counselor to determine which option is best for your intended UC Major (s) :

UC Transfer

UC Resources and Programs

  1. Six of the UC’s offers Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG).  Meet with a Laney College Counselor to learn more about TAG and plan your courses early for TAG.  More information on TAG can be found here.
  2. UC Transfer Pathways can be a useful tool to explore popular majors and which UC campuses offer them.
  3. Create a UC Transfer Admission Planner (TAP) to keep track of your progress to transfer to the UC. UC TAP is also what you will submit when applying for UC Transfer Admission Guarantee so it is recommended that you create and maintain your UC Transfer Admission Planner.

UC Campus Resources

Learn more about each UC Campuses & majors that are offered:

UC Campuses & Majors

Learn more about how much it cost to attend the University of California, as well as financial aid information:

UC Tuition & Financial Aid

UC TAP is a free online tool to help prospective UC transfer students track and plan their coursework.

The UC TAP tool is designed for use by students transferring from California community colleges, including those students who are seeking a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) with one of the six participating UC campuses.

Students can use the Transfer Admission Planner to enter their coursework (completed and planned) from the very beginning of their college careers, or at any point when they decide to transfer to a UC campus.

The planner helps students track their progress toward meeting UC's minimum requirements, and allows UC staff to communicate important information to prospective transfer students.

Start your UC Transfer Admission Planner now!

Nothing feels better than getting a guaranteed place at UC. Which is exactly what TAG offers, at any one of six UC campuses.  Click below to learn more about UC Transfer Admission Guarantee.

UC Transfer Admission Guarantee

2024-2025 UC TAG Matrix 

Term Application Filing Period
FallUC TAG September 1-30
Winter/Spring  UC TAG

UC Riverside (winter) & UC Merced (spring) ONLY

May 1- May 31
* You will also need to submit the UC Application to the school you TAG to.

Know your major but want to keep your campus options open? Then a UC Transfer Pathway could be the route for you.

Transfer Pathways give you a roadmap to prepare for your major and graduate on time from any UC campus. Find out which community college courses you need to complete for a specific Transfer Pathway with UC's Transfer Pathways Guide.

Learn more about the UC Transfer Pathway

Check you major for the term you are applying for to see if the UC are accepting applications:

Check your UC Major 

The UC's require all transfer students applying to the UC to submit personal insight questions.

Personal Insight Questions: