TAP forms can be completed as part of the enhanced application to UCLA's College of Letters and Science.
The online version of the TAP form is sent to the student emails of current Scholars.
The deadline for UCLA TAP will be announced soon. It is likely to be in December, 2020.
TAG forms can be completed as part of the enhanced application to only one of these 6 UC Campuses (Davis, Irvine, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz).
Please refer to the online TAG application for the most updated deadline information concerning TAG.
The UCLA Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) gives students the opportunity to enhance their ability to transfer to UCLA at the junior level from a California community college. Students are certified after completing the Honors/Scholars Program at their community college and given priority consideration for admission to UCLA College of Letters and Science. Certification is not automatic and is contingent on both academics and dedicated participation in Scholars.
Junior-level standing (60 semester/90 quarter transferable units completed) by the end of the spring term before you transfer.
GPA of 3.2 or higher earned in transferable courses.
Progress towards completion of major preparation requirements by spring prior to transfer.
There may be additional lower division requirements that students can complete at their current institutions or at UCLA.
Completion of the following courses by spring prior to transfer:
Two transferable courses in English composition/critical thinking and writing.
One transferable math course that has a prerequisite of intermediate algebra or higher.
Four transferable college courses in at least two of the following subject areas: arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, physical and biological sciences.
Personal Criteria In addition to academic criteria, UCLA also considers the following personal criteria.
The personal statement students submit with the application is the best place to discuss the following information more in depth:
Employment while attending school
A return to school where early grades are not indicative of strong academic performance
Involvement in campus organizations and community service
Circumstances that may have prevented the student from achieving their highest academic performance
Good standing for Scholars Participation throughout the time in the program and by the end of the Fall semester prior to transfer:
Subcommittee meetings and work
Active participation in at least the minimum number of events each semester, as evaluated at mid-semester and at the end:
At least 5 events in any combination by mid-semester
A total of 9 or more events by the end of the semester
2 Social Events
3 Community Service
1 Arts & Culture
Again, these are minimum criteria, seeing as Scholars seeks to foster truly well-rounded students and human beings.
TAP Certification is given by the Scholars Program Director and Scholars Counselor.
It is highly recommended that students use the Transfer Admission Planner as a tool that helps students track their progress toward meeting UC's minimum requirements, and allows UC staff to communicate important information to prospective transfer students.
Students should also use the Transfer Admission Planner in order to complete the TAG Application.
Note that TAG is not part of TAP or Scholars; it is beneficial for any student preparing for transfer to some UC's (see below). Students participating in TAG will receive early review of your academic records, early admission notification and specific guidance about major preparation and general education coursework.
Keep in mind: TAG applications are due Sept. 30, and students can only apply for a TAG at one campus.
Six UC campuses offer the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program for California community college students who meet specific requirements.