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Guaranteed Admission Programs

UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

Six UC campuses offer guaranteed admission to California Community College students who meet specific requirements. UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC San Diego do not participate in the TAG program. TAG applications are due by September 30 the same year a student submits their application for admission. A TAP account is required to submit a TAG application (a student can "TAG" one campus only). 

The UC TAG Matrix is updated annually with TAG requirements for each campus and major.

You can also review specific TAG information and requirements for each campus:  

Transfer Guarantee to Historically Black Colleges & Universities

California Community Colleges have a Transfer Guarantee with 39 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Students who complete certain academic requirements are guaranteed transfer to a participating HBCU.

Most HBCU’s are located in the South and on the East Coast. They were founded after the Civil War to serve the higher education needs of the African-American community, however, they are open to students of all ethnicities.

Learn more about the HBCU transfer agreement

  • HBCU has series of webinars presented by various participating schools and programs. CLICK HERE

Loyola Marymount University Transfer Guarantee

The Los Angeles Community College District has a Guaranteed Transfer Admission Agreement with Loyola Marymount University. In order to qualify for guaranteed admission, students must complete a minimum of 30 semester transferable units and fulfill the conditions outlined in the official LMU Transfer Admission Agreement

The minimum cumulative GPA a student must earn depends on their major: 

All majors in The School of Film and Television, and all majors in The Seaver College of Science and Engineering DO NOT participate in the guarantee.

Arizona State University Transfer Guarantee

The Guaranteed Program for Admission offers students at participating California Community Colleges the following benefits:

  • Acceptance of IGETC or CSU GE course work for ASU lower-division general studies requirements.
  • Minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 2.5 with the completion of an associate degree or IGETC or CSU GE Certification
  • Ability to transfer to ASU in the fall or spring semester.

Learn more about the ASU Guaranteed Program for admissions

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School- Transfer Admission Guarantee

The Los Angeles Community College District has a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) with Pepperdine University's Graziadio Business School. This TAG program is only offered for our Bachelor of Science in Management degree. In order to qualify for guaranteed admission, students must complete a minimum of 60 semester transferable units and fulfill the conditions outlined in the Bachelor of Science in Management Requirements.  

  • TAG requirements include a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8, and a minimum of 2 years cumulative work experience in any field.
  • Upon completion of the program, students who receive a 3.4 GPA will have the opportunity to complete their MBA in one additional year via our MBAJ Pathways. Student who graduate with a 3.9 GPA will be eligible for the Scholars Award of a FREE MBA.
  • To express interest in the program, or receive a personal consultation, please reach out to:

Tiffany Marmolejo:  Or schedule a meeting:

 Contact Us

Student Services Building, 2nd Floor

855 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90029

Jesus Gomez
Transfer Center Director

Cynthia Gomez
Transfer Center Counselor

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 Virtual Lobby Hours

EFFECTIVE January 11, 2021 (subject to change)

Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Thursday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Friday: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 Important Reminders

Many of CSU Campuses have extended Fall 2021 application deadlines.

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