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Transfer Guarantees

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

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Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) programs are designed to make transitioning from a community college to a 4-year university easier. Requirements for each of these programs/agreements vary. Explore the informaiton below to learn more.


Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) - CSU

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 SDSU local service students, with specific majors, and with certain course, unit, and GPA requirements.  Please review the SDSU Transfer Admissions website for complete details.

A signed agreement is not required for the SDSU TAG.

Sign up for an SDSU Transfer Workshop in the Transfer Center to learn more about this program and other transfer pathways to SDSU.


Universities of California TAG

The University of California system utilizes a TAG submission form for the following UC campuses: Davis, Irvine, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz. 

Info on UC TAG Programs & Requirements:

Application Period: September 1 - 30

Students must submit an application for their desired TAG program at least one year in advance of transferring.

Example: if you are applying for Fall 2019 admission/transfer, you must submit your TAG applicaiton between September 1-30, 2018. 

Click here for the online UC TAG Application/Form

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


UC San Diego University Link Program

Click Here for University Link (U-Link) Program Info

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

You are eligible for U-Link if you are a:

  • First-year student at San Diego Mesa College (family income less than $40,000; OR
  • Student veterasn or military service members, regardless of first-time student status 

Changes include:

  • 3.5 GPA requirement.
  • Inclusion of Foster Youth as an eligible group of students
  • $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 Programs

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

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.