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Transfer Admission Guarantee

What is a Transfer Admission Guarantee/Agreement?

Guaranteed Admission is a commitment that selected colleges and universities make to PCC students who meet basic transfer requirements. Students who complete an agreed upon sequence of classes in general education and a selected major with a stated minimum GPA can apply to the four-year institution within a prescribed time-frame and be "guaranteed admission."

What are the benefits of signing a TAA/TAG?

A TAA/TAG has many benefits. It provides prospective students with a specific plan of action to ensure they satisfy the admissions requirements. Signing a contract requires the student to meet with a PCC counselor to carefully plan the student's academic work. After the TAA/TAG is written the student, PCC Counselor, and university representatives sign the agreement. The signed contract provides the participating universities with the student's contact information. As a result, the student will have direct access to university representatives and current information pertaining to their admissions or changes they should know about. Other benefits vary, please check with specific school.

When is a TAA/TAG written?

A TAA/TAG may be written after the student has completed at least 30 semester units of transferable coursework. An agreement may be written up to one year before the student transfers. For example, a TAA may be written in September for the next years's fall term at UC Davis.

Check the News & Events for filing dates.

Pasadena City College has agreements with:

  • UC Davis
  • UC Irvine
  • UC Riverside
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • Whittier
  • Woodbury

When is a TAA/TAG written?

Universities Minimum GPA Units completed in order to sign contract TAG filing Period
UC Davis 3.2 - 3.3* 30 transferable units 09/01 - 9/30
UC Irvine 3.4* 30 transferable units 09/01 - 9/30
UC Merced 2.8 - 3.0* 30 transferable units 09/01 - 9/30
UC Riverside 3.0 - 3.2* 30 transferable units 09/01 - 9/30
UC Santa Barbara 3.2 - 3.4* 30 transferable units 09/01 - 9/30
UC Santa Cruz 3.0* 30 transferable units 09/01 - 9/30
Arizona State 2.5 - 3.0** See PCC Transfer Center, L110  
Whittier ** See PCC Transfer Center, L110  
Woodbury ** See PCC Transfer Center, L110  

* GPA requirements vary by major and/or college within the university and are subject to change. Supplemental information is available on the respective TAG websites and the following: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/transfer/guarantee/index.html

** Arizona, Whittier and Woodbury procedures and deadlines vary by institution. Please see PCC Transfer Center, L110 for more information.

How to sign-up for a TAG

Please visit the Degree and Transfer Center in L110 to receive information about the TAG.

Disclaimer:

  • TAA term stated is subject to change without notice.  
  • GPA requirements vary by major and/or college within the university and are subject to change. Supplemental information is available on the respective TAG websites – please refer to links in the grid above
  • The final responsibility for successful transfer rests with the student.  The information posted on the PCC web site is designed to assist you in obtaining the most accurate information possible.  However, this information is subject to change without notice, which may subsequently impact your admission to the University
  • Students are encouraged to meet as early as possible and periodically with a university representative at the transfer institution or a PCC counselor to confirm your choice of classes and to develop an education plan for transfer
 

Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

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