Transfer Center:

Transfer Agreements and Guarantees

Irvine Valley College has several special programs to give transfer students the competitive edge!


Guaranteed Transfer Admission

IVC TAG Matrix: Overview sheet ( TAG matrix) on the various Transfer Agreement Guarantees IVC has with the UCs, CSUs and Private University.

UC TAG:  Six UC campuses offer guaranteed admission to students who meet the GPA and other guidelines specific to each campus (see UC TAG matrix). The campuses are UC Davis, Irvine, Merced, Riverside, Santa Cruz, and Santa Barbara.

CSU AA-T/AS-T: The AA-T/AS-T is a special transfer degree program that offers guaranteed admission to the CSU system. IVC currently has 23 AA-T/AS-T degrees. See the IVC catalog or the A Degree with a Guarantee website for details. The following contain information about the IVC ADT degrees, including degrees that have been added since publication of the 2017/15 catalogue.

Check the following links to view the requirements for earning an Associates Degree for Transfer:

Associate in Arts for Transfer

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Associate in Science for Transfer

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Click here to determine if your major concentration participates in the ADT program.

UCLA Transfer Alliance Program and UCI Honors to Honors

TAP: The Transfer Alliance Program is a collaboration between IVC's Honors Program and UCLA College (Letters and Science) in conjunction with Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools. IVC students must join the Honors Program and complete 5 honors courses to receive priority consideration for admission.

H2H: UCI offers guaranteed admission and other benefits to those who participate in the Honors Program, complete 5 honors courses and maintain a 3.7 GPA. Visit the Honors webpages for more details.

HBCU Transfer Guarantee Program

The HBCU Transfer Admission Guarantee Program allows students who have completed an Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T/AS-T), or similar transfer-level associate degree, to be admitted to an HBCU with junior status and full acceptance of transferrable units. Additionally, this program provides a guarantee for non-degreed transfer prepared students wishing to transfer with 30 or more transferrable units to be admitted to an HBCU with advance standing. See the HBCU website for participating schools and more details.

Western Undergraduate Exchange

WUE is a program in which students in Western states may enroll in participating two and four-year public college programs at a reduced tuition; up to 150% of the institution's regular resident tuition which is considerably less than nonresident tuition. See the WUE website for details.


IVC students have the unique opportunity to attend California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) campuses while they are still at IVC. This program is especially useful for community college students who might want to transfer to a local CSU or UC campus, allowing them to take a course at that level each semester at a very low cost. See the Admissions website for details and an application.​​