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Transfers

Finish Strong at UC Merced

Students walking commencementOur campus's small size and interdisciplinary academic focus make it the perfect place for transfer students to finish their bachelor's degrees. As the newest campus in the venerable University of California system, UC Merced has plenty of room for growth and innovation. Our transfer students seamlessly integrate themselves into the fabric of our campus community by starting and joining clubs, getting hired as research assistants and participating in a variety of campus activities.

Paying careful attention to requirements and deadlines is key to ensuring a smooth transfer experience. Visit the Admissions website for a list of transfer requirements and additional information.

Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

California community college students are eligible for the UC Merced Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program. Majors in the School of Natural Sciences require a minimum grade-point average of 2.90. Spring 2016 TAGs for the majors listed below require you to complete the associated UC Merced course requirements at your community college before enrolling in the university, with at least 50 percent of the required coursework completed before Fall 2015:

Applied Mathematics

  • CHEM 2
  • MATH 21, 22
  • PHYS 8, 9

Biological Science

  • BIO 01, 01L (with no grade less than “B”)
  • CHEM 2, 10
  • MATH 11 or 21
  • PHYS 8 or 18

Chemical Science

  • CHEM 2, 10
  • MATH 21, 22
  • PHYS 8, 9

Earth System Sciences

  • CHEM 2, 10
  • MATH 11 or 21
  • PHYS 8 or 18

Physics

  • CHEM 2
  • MATH 21, 22
  • PHYS 8, 9

Questions? 

Frequently asked questions specific to transfer students can be found on the Admissions website.