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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 recceiving 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 or Science for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) degree that requires completion of specific general education and major preparation courses. 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 guaranteed admissions associate degrees for transfer please visit or


UC Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAG)

Seven 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 2014-2015 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.


Private 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).