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Admission Guarantees

TAG agreements may guarantee admission to a university upon completion of the specific TAG requirements.  Agreements do not necessarily guarantee admission to the major of your choice at the receiving institution.


CSU Admission Guarantees - AA-T/AS-T Degrees

Under the Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (SB 1440-Padilla), California Community Colleges provide guaranteed admissions to a CSU when a student has completed an Associate of Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or Associate of Science for Transfer (AS-T) degree that requires completion of specific general education (CSU GE or IGETC) and major preparation courses with a 2.0 GPA or higher. Upon completion of the Associate for Transfer degree (AA-T or AS-T), a student is eligible and guaranteed transfer as a junior to a CSU campus. A select number of majors participate in this program for each CSU. To find out which majors VVC offers toward the AA-T/AS-T degree, visit VVC Associate Degrees for Transfer. For more information about the AA-T/AS-T Guaranteed Admissions Associate Degrees for Transfer, please visit or


UC Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAG)

Six UC campuses offer TAG's.  Each school's TAG has certain criteria such as a minimum number of units, subjects, and GPA that are typically above the minimum admission requirements.  To learn more about TAG, and/or to start a TAG application, click Transfer Admission Guarantees (will open in a separate window).  To find out about campus-specific requirements to qualify for a UC TAG click on the 2017-2018 UC TAG MATRIX link [pdf].

Each of the links below will take you to the individual TAG websites for each campus in a separate window.  Remember that some majors also have specific requirements.

VVC is offering UC TAG Workshops during the month of September. Please view our UC TAG Workshop Flyer for details. Stop by for assistance!

Private and Out-of-State University Admission Guarantees/Articulation Agreements

There are private and out-of-state universities that offer admission guarantees to community college students.  Each will have unique criteria. The below private/out-of-state universities presently have transfer agreements with VVC. For additional questions, please contact the university or visit the VVC Transfer Center (Bldg. 55). 

           Visit California Community Colleges' HBCU Transfer Program website


Honors Program/Honors Transfer Council of California (HTCC)

VVC is an HTCC member college. Participating in the Honor's Program at VVC provides you with more rigorous, challenging instruction in a smaller classroom setting to better prepare you for a smoother transition to the four-year university. In addition, you are able to conduct and participate in research and you can have the opportunity to present your research at the annual HTCC student conference and be eligible for scholarships. Students who become a part of the HTCC also have the opportunity to participate in transfer agreements with a variety of well-known and respected four-year universities. To view the list of universities VVC has transfer agreements with through the HTCC, please visit the HTCC website. To learn more about how to become a participant in the Honors Program at VVC, please visit the the VVC Honors Program website. For more information about the VVC Honors Program, contact Tim Adell at 


Last Updated 8/18/16