Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)
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El Camino College has TAG's with the following universities and colleges:

 University of California

Click on UC campus for
Fall 2022 TAG info sheet:
Santa Barbara
Santa Cruz

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

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


Loyola Marymount
University (LMU)

Arizona State
University (ASU)

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Historically Black Colleges
& Universities

There are 39 participating HBCU’s that offer guaranteed admission.

Click here for a complete list


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
  • Here are the steps to sign up for the pathway: 

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) TAG Criteria:

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