Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)


Who can apply for a TAG?

Students who plan to apply as Junior level transfer students from California community colleges are eligible for the UC Merced Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program. TAG contracts specify the courses to be completed and grade point averages you must earn at the community college to be guaranteed admission to UC Merced in the major of your choice. 

TAG Highlights

  • Guaranteed admission to your major*
  • Access to individualized admission advising

*Subject to meeting the requirements of the TAG contract. TAG requirements are reviewed and subject to change on an annual basis. Check this website frequently for updates.

When Do I Apply For a TAG?

Spring 2018
May 1 - 31, 2017

Why Apply For A TAG?

The benefits of participating in the UC Merced TAG Program include early notification that your admission to UC Merced is provisionally guaranteed (subject to the conditions of the program); and opportunities for individualized advising about major preparation, general education, and/or IGETC requirements.

How Do I Apply For A TAG?

Note: Remember to submit all of the academic information listed on your transcripts, including nontransferable courses, repeated courses, academic renewals and withdrawals.

Spring 2018 TAG requirements coming soon!



Contact us if you have any questions. We are happy to provide assistance.