Transfer Admission Guarantee Programs

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 - Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) 

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 Degree for Transfer (ADT) which requires completion of specific general education (CSUGE or IGETC) and major preparation courses with a 2.0 GPA or higher. Upon completion of the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT), 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 for the ADT degree, visit VVC Associate Degrees for Transfer. For more information about the ADT degree, please visit the CSU ADT website or


UC Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAG)

Six UC campuses offer TAG's.  Each UC's TAG has unique and specific criteria pertaining to GPA, general education, major preparation, and transferable unit requirements.  To learn more about TAG, and/or to start a TAG application, click Transfer Admission Guarantees.  To find out about campus-specific requirements to qualify for a UC TAG click on the 2023-2024 UC TAG MATRIX link.

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

VVC offers UC TAG workshops and application assistance. You can start your UC TAG application by starting a UC TAP account. The application period for 2023-24 UC TAG submission has passed (September 1-30, 2022). Click here for the Fall 2023 UC TAG Application Assistance/Workshop schedule.

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. 23). 

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