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Information for counselors of prospective students

UC Davis understands how important counselors are in helping students prepare for and choose the college that best suits their needs. We hope you find this section helpful to your specific needs as a high school or community college counselor.

Academic News

  • TAG criteria for fall 2019 transfer applicants is available. We encourage you and your students to learn about the UC Davis Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) and to review updated criteria for fall 2019 applicants. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with TAG updates now, so that you can help your students use the UC Transfer Admission Planner to prepare their TAG applications for the September 1-30 submission period.
  • Transfer Admission Requirement Updates          
    • College of Engineering Transfer Credit Agreements for fall 2019 applicants are reflected in the updated 2017-18 Transfer Credit Agreement (the “engineering grid”) showing UC Davis courses required for each major; students must complete lower-division coursework for majors shown on ASSIST articulation agreements, with exceptions outlined under Preparation for Specific Majors.
    • Computer Science in the College of Letters and Science now requires Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 50 and 60 as selective major requirements. A 3.40 GPA is now required for the course group Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 20, 30, 50 and 60.

    • Suspended majors for fall 2019 applicants include Fiber and Polymer Science and Textiles and Clothing in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

UC Application

Students interested in applying for fall 2020 can begin working on their applications in August 2019 and submit them between November 1-30. Be sure to check out our application tips!

Applicants and their counselors are encouraged to review information about their next steps as they await admission decisions in spring. Included are timelines, waitlist details and an overview of our selection processes.

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