Quick Reference Guide
Are you planning to transfer to UC Davis from a California community college? Make sure you’re on track with the
UC Transfer Admission Planner (UC TAP) and a UC Davis Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG). We collaborate
with California community colleges to offer TAG, which lets you know at least a year before you transfer exactly which
courses you must take and the grades you must earn to guarantee admission to UC Davis in your first-choice major.
WHAT IS A UC Davis TAG?
A UC Davis TAG is a formal, written agreement assuring fall admission to UC Davis in your desired major. The online TAG contract will outline the
courses you must complete, the GPA you must maintain and any other admission requirements. The approved contract guarantees your admission as
long as you meet the terms of your contract and apply for admission during the UC application filing period.
Who is eligible for a UC Davis TAG?
Domestic and international students who are enrolled full time at any California community college between spring 2015 and spring 2016 are eligible for
a fall 2016 UC Davis TAG. Part-time enrollment is permissible for good cause; students should provide a brief explanation on their UC TAG Application
giving their reasons for part-time attendance. A TAG may not be written for individuals who, beginning fall 2015, are working toward high school
graduation while simultaneously enrolled at a California community college, or who are simultaneously attending a California community college and a
four-year institution. Visit tag.ucdavis.edu/students for additional details regarding TAG eligibility.
What are the requirements to qualify for a UC Davis TAG?
TAG requirements can change annually—UC Davis TAG criteria are released to California community colleges each May. We strongly encourage you
to meet with your counselor and review requirement updates on the UC Davis TAG website at tag.ucdavis.edu/students between mid-May and early
The following minimum requirements for fall 2016 applicants must be completed by the end of summer 2015:
30 UC-transferable semester (45 quarter) units
3.20–3.30 UC-transferable GPA (dependent upon major)
The UC Davis TAG requires you to self-report a complete academic history and a plan that demonstrates how you will fulfill UC transfer admission and
UC Davis selective major requirements by a specified deadline. Please visit tag.ucdavis.edu/students for details.
HOW SHOULD I START PLANNING MY tag?
The UC TAP will help you plan out the courses you need to complete for your UC Davis major. As soon as possible, begin posting coursework on
the UC Transfer Admission Planner (UC TAP) at uctap.universityofcalifornia.edu. Discuss transfer goals and TAG opportunities with your transfer/
counseling center representative as soon as you enroll at your California community college. Six UC campuses participate in the TAG program, and each
campus has their own unique process and guidelines. The criteria required to qualify for a TAG can change annually in May, so we suggest that you meet
with your community college counselor between mid-May and early September one year in advance of your planned UC Davis enrollment.
When can I begin my UC TAG Application and when do I submit it?
Start your UC TAG Application online using the UC TAP account you created at uctap.universityofcalifornia.edu. Submit the UC TAG Application in
September, one year prior to your planned enrollment. Once submitted, your primary California community college and UC Davis partner to review and
approve your UC Davis TAG.
DO I NEED A TAG TO BE ADMITTED TO UC Davis?
No. A TAG has many benefits, including guaranteed admission and strong academic preparation resulting from specialized counseling. While we
encourage students to arrange for a TAG if possible, you may still be a competitive applicant for admission through the regular UC application process.
Visit tag.ucdavis.edu/students to learn more about the UC Davis TAG.
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UC DAVIS FALL 2016 TRANSFER ADMISSION AGREEMENT (TAG)—QUICK REFERENCE
SELECTIVE MAJOR REQUIREMENTS PSYCHOLOGY ( College o f L etters a nd S cience)
Courses must be taken for a letter grade; no grade less than C; Overall G
AP/IB exam equivalencies are acceptable. See following requirements. Course Group GPA: 2.90 at time of TAG
COLLEGE OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (all majors)
Overall GPA: 3.20
Course Group GPA: Mathematics 2.50; Chemistry 2.50; Biological Sciences 2.50 (at time of TAG)
One of these 2 options:
Course Group GPA 2.50 Molecular and Cellular Biology 10 -‐OR-‐
Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior 10
Biological Sciences 2A/2B/2C
Course Group GPA 2.50 BIOTECHNOLOGY (College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)
Overall GPA: 3.20
Course Group GPA: Mathematics 2.50; Chemistry 2.50; Biological Sciences course(s) comparable to 1 UC Davis course completed with a 3.00 (B grade); Biological Sciences course(s) comparable to 2 or more UC Davis courses completed with a 2.50 at time of TAG. Biological Sciences series completion strongly recommended.
Mathematics 16A/16B -‐OR-‐
Mathematics 17A/17B -‐OR-‐
Biological Sciences 2A -‐OR-‐ ENROLLMENT
UC Davis TAG is open to domestic and international students, including those with out-‐of-‐country records. Full-‐time enrollment at a CCC from spring 2015 through spring 2016 is expected, though part-‐time enrollment is permissible for good cause and with a brief explanation on the UC TAG Application.
(1) Biological Sciences 2A -‐OR-‐
(2) Biological Science 10 -‐AND-‐ one course from:
Course Group GPA 2.50 Anthropology 1 -‐OR-‐
VIEW THE FULL UC DAVIS TAG CRITERIA DETAILS
tag.ucdavis.edu and tag.ucdavis.edu/students/faq.cfm UNIT REQUIREMENT FOR TAG ELIGIBILITY
Course Group GPA 2.90 Complete 30 sem./45 qtr. UC-‐transferable units, including units for any AP/IB credit, by the end of summer 2015.
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING (all majors)
Overall GPA: 3.30 at time of TAG; see www.assist.org (2014-‐15)
TAG MAJORS: IMPORTANT UPDATES
UNIT REQUIREMENT TO MEET CCC STUDENT DEFINITION
-‐ Open to all UC Davis majors (both selective and non-‐selective), except closed to Complete 30 sem./45 qtr. UC-‐transferable units at a CCC, not Undeclared and Undeclared/Exploratory programs.
including units for any AP/IB credit, by the end of spring 2016.
-‐ Landscape Architecture requires that students apply to a pre-‐major program and complete additional requirements before being admitted to the major.
Course Group GPA 2.50 TAG MAJORS: NEW, CHANGED AND DISCONTINUED
LIMITATIONS / TAGS CLOSED TO:
-‐ Students with baccalaureate or higher degrees New: Cognitive Science, A.B. and B.S., College of Letters and Science
Course Group GPA 2.50 Changed: Cinema and Digital Media, A.B. (formerly Technocultural Studies), College of Letters and Science
-‐ Former UC students not in good standing
-‐ Former UC Davis students, exclusive of UC Davis
Biological Sciences 2B -‐OR-‐
Discontinued: Film Studies, A.B., College of Letters and Science
-‐ Students working toward high school graduation fall 2015 and later while simultaneously enrolled at a CCC.
Biological Sciences 2C
Course Group GPA 2.50 (3.00 if only 1 course completed at time of TAG)
-‐ Students, after applying UC lower-‐division unit limitations and exclusions, must have fewer than 80 sem./120 qtr. units of OVERALL UC TRANSFERABLE GPA college coursework. College of Engineering will consider VITICULTURE and ENOLOGY (College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)
FOR NON-‐SELECTIVE MAJORS:
applicants with 80+ sem./120 qtr. units of transfer credit after UC Overall GPA: 3.20
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences: 3.20
lower-‐division unit limitations and exclusions have been applied.
Course Group GPA: 3.00 at time of TAG
College of Letters and Science: 3.20
General Chemistry 2A
General Chemistry 2B
DEADLINES FOR COURSE COMPLETION
General Chemistry 2C
Completion required by the end of fall term 2015:
Organic Chemistry 8A
-‐ UC transfer admission eligibilty courses: two English (UC-‐E) and one mathematics (UC-‐M)
Mathematics 16A Physics 1A -‐AND-‐ Physics 1B -‐OR-‐ Completion required by the end of spring term 2016:
Physics 7A -‐ 60 sem./90 qtr. UC-‐transferable units
Biological Sciences 2A
-‐ UC Davis selective major requirements Course Group GPA 3.00 RECOMMENDED and, if taken, must be included in 3.00 course group GPA:
Organic Chemistry 8B; Mathematics 16B; Plant Sciences 2