UC Santa Barbara TAG Requirements

UC Santa Barbara Fall 2024

Transfer Admission Guarantee Tips

When to write a TAG:
  • UC Santa Barbara will accept TAGs September 1 - 30.
  • Students must also submit the UC admissions application by November 30.

TAG Not Available for the Following Majors: All majors in the College of Creative Studies and College of Engineering; Dance B.A., Dance  B.F.A., Music B.M., Theater B.F.A. in the College of Letters & Science.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • The last school you attend prior to transferring must be a California community college.
  • Complete at least 30 UC-transferable semester units prior to TAG submission.
  • Complete the last 30 UC-transferable semester units in residence at a California community college.
  • Complete one required English composition course and mathematics (one course) with C grades or better by end of fall 2023.
  • Complete a second required English composition course by the end of spring 2024.
  • Complete at least 60 UC-transferable semester units by the end of spring 2024 for fall admission, with no more than 18 units in spring 2024 to reach this unit requirement.
  • Complete four courses selected from among at least two of the following three areas with grades of C or better by the end of spring 2024:
    • Arts & Humanities
    • Behavioral & Social Sciences
    • Biological & Physical Sciences
  • Meet the following GPA Requirements:
    • Overall 3.40 minimum GPA in all UC transferable coursework by the end of fall 2023 and maintain an overall 3.40 GPA through the end of spring 2024.
    • Earn a minimum 2.0 GPA in all UC transferable coursework in fall 2023 and earn a minimum 2.0 GPA in all UC-transferable coursework in spring 2024.
Selective Majors:

For the College of Letters and Science TAG, the following majors require completion of specific major preparation coursework and a minimum GPA required for major preparation courses:

Pre-Majors: Some UCSB majors require students to complete remaining major preparation courses with a minimum GPA after transfer in order to advance to full major status. For majors with these pre-major requirements, TAG applies to admission to the pre-major. Meeting TAG requirements does not guarantee that a student will fulfill the pre-major requirements after transfer. Major preparation articulation agreements include detailed information about the pre-major. Students may contact UCSB academic department advisors to discuss their plans to transfer and get more information about the pre-major. To check these requirements, visit www.assist.org

TAGs NOT available for: 
  • Students who are not in good standing at their community college (or last college attended).
  • Former UC students who left the UC not in good academic standing.
  • Students who have 90 or more UC-transferable units because they have already attended a UC and left, or have acquired upper division units from a four year university. If you have only attended a California Community College, this policy does not pertain to you.
More Tips: 
  • A Student with a TAG must submit an application for admission during the priority application period.
  • PE Activity (KAD) courses - 4 units will transfer and the grades for the best 4 units can be used. Most KAD courses are considered PE Activity courses.
    • Some ATHL courses are also considered PE Activity courses and are subject to the same limits; others are considered Theory and subject to higher limits. There are no limitations on the number of units for DANCE courses
  • Transferable courses from all colleges attended must be used to determine the UC transfer GPA