Transferring to University of California (UC)

Getting to Know the University of California

UC Locations

  • 10 campuses
  • Approximately 220,000 students
  • Provides exciting environments that foster world-class educational and research opportunities and generate a wide range of benefits and services that touch the lives of Californians every day
  • Emphasizes research, theory and graduate studies
  • Manages three U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories
  • Five medical centers support the clinical teaching programs of the University's medical and health sciences schools
  • Undergraduate and advanced graduate instruction is offered in sciences, the applied fields, and the professions

Learn more about the individual UC campuses and take a virtual tour.
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Admission Resources and Requirements

UC Transfer Admissions Guaranteed (UC TAG) is a contractual agreement between you, Ventura College and a four-year  college or university.  Students who meet and maintain stated admission and major requirements are guaranteed admission to a specific four-year college or university.  Six University of California (UC) campuses offer guaranteed admission to California community college students who meet specific requirements. By participating in a Transfer Admission Guarantee  (TAG) program, you can ensure your admission to a specific campus, which offer an early review of your academic record, early admission notification, and specific guidance on major preparation and general education coursework.  The specific guidelines students must follow are listed below at each University's website: 

University of California

UC TAG MATRIX 2019-20   Apply for a UC TAG online by clicking here.  UC TAG filing period is September 1 to 30, students must also file a UC admissions application November 1 to 30

UC Admission planner: This online tool is designed to help prospective UC students transferring from California community colleges track and plan their course work.

UC 21 Transfer Pathways

Transfer Requirements

UC Transfer Admission Guarantee

UC Top 20 Popular Majors