Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)



El Camino College has TAG's with the following universities and colleges:


 University of California (UC)

   Click individual UC campus link to be
directed to TAG website:

Santa Barbara
Santa Cruz

[Click on UC campus for Fall 2018 TAG info sheet]

UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Merced
UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz

Private/Out-of-State Universities

Loyola Marymount University (LMU)

 Arizona State University

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Historically Black Colleges & Universities

     Albany State University      Fisk University 
     Bennett College      Hampton University
     Clark Atlanta University     Johnson C. Smith University 
     Dillard University     Morehouse College

                                 Talladega College

For a list of additional HBCU TAGs available to all Community College
students, visit the California Community Colleges Chancellor's website at:

[Click here for HBCU TAG/TAP Admissions Criteria]


University of California (UC) TAG Criteria:

  •   Complete at least 60 UC-transferable semester units by the end of spring prior to fall admission.
  •   All campuses require 30 UC-transferable units completed by the end of the summer prior to the year you will submit a TAG
  •   You may submit a UC TAG Application to only one of the six participating UC's (Davis, Irvine, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara,
      and Santa Cruz).
  •   TAG applications must be submitted online at by September 30. The UC Admission
      Application must be submitted online at by November 30
  •   The supplemental criteria for selective majors will vary by UC campus (please check with a counselor).

 Go to for the TAG Matrix, the online TAG form, 
 and links to the individual UC campus TAG information and criteria.

Loyola Marymount University (LMU) TAG Criteria:

In order to qualify for guaranteed admission to LMU, students must fulfill the following conditions:

  •   Earn the minimum Cumulative GPA as outlined in the agreement for your specific major. 
           *Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts: Minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA. 
           *College of Communications and Fine Arts: Minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA.
           *College of Business Administration: Minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA. 
  •   Complete a minimum of 30 transferable units including additional major coursework as required (please check with a counselor).
  •   Programs NOT included in the LMU Transfer Admission Agreement: All Majors in The School of Film and Television, and all
      majors in The Seaver College of Science and Engineering.
  •   Complete the online LMU transfer guarantee program form at

  •   Submit the Common Application/LMU Supplemental application at (OR) the LMU Online Application at AND official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended to LMU by the February 1 deadline.

 Arizona State University (ASU) TAG Criteria:

 Admission to ASU is guaranteed upon successfully meeting the following conditions:

  •   An Associates degree with a minimum cumulative transferable GPA of 2.50
  •   OR have earned a high school diploma or GED; as well as a fully certified Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum
      (IGETC) or a California State University General Education (CSU-GE), with a minimum cumulative transferable GPA of 2.50.
  •   OR completion of at least 24 transferable semester units with a minimum cumulative transferable GPA of 3.00 and have earned a
      high school diploma or GED.
  •   To apply for ASU’s Guaranteed Program for Admission, please visit

 General Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) TAG Criteria:

  • Each campus has a different minimum unit requirement ranging from 12 units completed to 30 units completed.
  • The minimum GPA requirements vary by campus and range from 2.0-3.0 (please check with a counselor for campus requirements).
  • Other benefits may include priority consideration for housing; application fee waiver; and priority consideration for scholarships.

Click here for the HBCU TAG/TAP Admissions Criteria

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