Transfer Guarantees



Transfer Guarantees

Mesa College is known for its established relationships that guarantee admission to a number of fine universities.

Guaranteed Admissions to...

TAG - Transfer Admission Guarantee programs are designed to make transitioning from a community college to a 4-year university easier. Requirements for each of these programs/agreements vary. Use the links below to explore each agreement.

CSU - Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)

The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) is a special, new degree offered at California Community Colleges. To pursue this special degree rather than a traditional AA or AS degree, you should meet with a counselor to develop an education plan that puts you on the path toward the ADT degree. Learn more on the ADT page

San Diego State University TAG

San Diego State University TAG program is available to certain students, with specific majors, under certain conditions.  Please review the SDSU Transfer Admissions website for information.

A signed agreement is not required for the SDSU TAG.

Sign up for an SDSU Transfer Workshop in the Transfer Center to learn more.

University California TAG

Required Application for Fall 2015 Admissions September 1 - 30, 2014

The University of California system utilizes a TAG submission form for: Davis, Irvine, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz. The links below provide eligibility information for each University. Click here for the online UC TAG Form.

Information on each UC TAG Program/Requirements:

Sign up for a UC TAG Workshop in the Transfer Center to learn more. 

UC San Diego University Links Program

University Links Program

Linking first-year community college students to a program of guaranteed admissions to UC San Diego.  University Link is your pathway to a premier four-year university by way of community college.   A signed agreement is required for the UC San Diego University Link program.

You are eligible for University Link if you are a:

  • first-year student at San Diego Mesa College; or
  • student veteran or military service member, regardless of first-time student status 

The deadline sign a contract for first year students and veterans to guarantee the 3.0 gpa is May 23, 2014.

*Please note that beginning May 24, 2014 there will be changes to the U Link program. Changes include:

  • 3.5 GPA requirement.
  • Inclusion of Foster Youth as eligible.
  • $40,000 family income limit for high school seniors and first year students (not for Veterans and Foster Youth)

Sign up for a U-Link Workshop in the Transfer Center to learn more.

Honors Transfer

Students in the Mesa College Honors Program may benefit from a variety of Honors Transfer Agreements.

UCLA TAP (Transfer Alliance Program) is coordinated through the Mesa Honors Program.

Current honors students, who need to see the honors counselor, please contact the Counseling office to make an appointment.