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Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

By participating in a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program, you can ensure your admission to a specific college or university. Learn more about securing your spot and staying on track.

Guarantee Your Admission

A Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) is a program that offers students from a community college guaranteed admission to several colleges and universities. El Camino College has TAGs with several universities and colleges.

El Camino College has TAGs with the following universities and colleges:

University of California TAG Program 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 UC TAP by September 30. The UC Admission Application must be submitted online by November 30.
  • The supplemental criteria for selective majors will vary by UC campus (please check with a counselor).

Go to Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) Info for the TAG Matrix, the online TAG form, and links to the individual UC campus TAG information and criteria.

Private/Out-of-State TAG Program 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.
  • Minimum of two consecutive full-time semesters with a 3.0 GPA in each semester. 
  • Complete a minimum of 30 transferable units including additional major coursework as required (please check with a counselor).
  • The following majors require specific major preparation and must consult with a counselor: Business Administration, Communications Studies, Economics, International Relations, Political Science and Psychology
  • 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 LMU - Transfer Guarantee Program
  • Submit the Common Application/LMU Supplemental application at Common App (OR) the LMU Online Application at Online LMU Application AND official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended to LMU by the February 1 deadline.


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 MyPath2ASU™
  • View the steps to sign up for the pathway. 


Historically Black Colleges and Universities TAG Program Criteria