Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)


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

 University of California

 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
Bennett College 
Clark Atlanta University
Dillard University
Fisk University 
Hampton University
Johnson C. Smith 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 application.
  • 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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