How does TAP work?

<p>If you have a TAP agreement with a school like UCLA does that mean that your admission is guaranteed (assuming you fulfill your end of the agreement) or does it just mean that you'll be more likely to get in?</p>

<p>I am not a California resident but I researched the TAP agreement and here it is verbatim: "The UCLA Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) gives you the opportunity to enhance your ability to transfer to UCLA at the junior level from a California community college."
The key word is 'enhance' which indicates that there is no guaranteed admissions. It would be impossible to guarantee admissions to all people who complete the program since many transfer applicants are not all coming from CC. Although this does give the transfer applicants coming from a Cal CC a higher chance of being accepted to colleges like UCLA, the applicants that are most likely accepted are those who have the highest GPAs from that Cal CC, which makes sense. I hope this answers your question.</p>

<p>To answer your question, it's not a guarantee, it increases your chances.</p>

<p>UCLA's TAP program gets you priority consideration during admissions. This doesn't mean a guarantee, but if you read old threads in <a href=""&gt;;/a> you'll find that TAP has helped many with slightly lower GPA's get accepted into competitive majors.</p>

<p>TAP is NOT a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG). TAG consists of an actual contract that you sign with the UC you want to go to.</p>

<p>TAP is usually an honors or scholars program at your CCC. I would recommend it if you really want to go to UCLA.</p>

<p>I have also heard that if you are in TAP then UCLA will consider your alternate major. In other words, they'll try to give you another shot if your major is impacted and cannot admit you to that one directly.</p>