American River College offers guaranteed admission to over 30 four-year institutions. To take advantage of our transfer admission guarantee (TAG), students must file a TAG application and complete a certain number of transferable units (usually with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher).

TAG agreements

University of California

Visit the UC website to learn more about UC transfer admission guarantee.

The general process to use TAG to transfer to UC is:

  1. Use the UC Transfer Admission Planner to complete the TAG application, and review it with your counselor and/or UC campus TAG adviser.
  2. Submit the TAG application between September 1 and 30.
  3. Fulfill all remaining coursework and GPA requirements in your TAG agreement.
  4. Apply for admission to UC between November 1 and 30.

Private colleges in California

  • Golden Gate University
  • St. Mary’s College
  • University of the Pacific

Out-of-state colleges

  • Arizona State University

Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU)

Learn more about HBCU transfer admission guarantee. There are 37 participating institutions.