Transfer Programs

There are several ways to transfer to Muir College:

TAG: (Transfer Articulation Guarantee)
Select colleges participate in a Transfer Articulation Guarantee contract to be fulfilled before entrance to UC San Diego. TAG guarantees admission to a specific college at UC San Diego and fulfills most of the academic requirements for Muir College. Once at Muir, TAG students must complete Muir College Writing 50 or 125, one course in the diversity of U.S. culture, and eighteen upper-division courses.

IGETC: (Intersegmental General-Education Transfer Curriculum)
Completion of the Intersegmental General-Education Transfer Curriculum fulfills most of the academic requirements for Muir College. Once at Muir, IGETC students must complete Muir College Writing 50 or 125, one course in the diversity of U.S. culture, and eighteen upper-division courses. Completion of IGETC must be certified by the community college before the student begins the first term at UC San Diego. Note that many colleges do not automatically certify your IGETC when they send a copy of your transcript. You are likely to need a separate certification form to be sent from your community college's advising office to UC San Diego Admissions. Please check with your community college as to the appropriate procedure to follow.

Inter-Campus Transfer (ICT)
Students who have attended any University of California campuses may apply for transfer to any other UC campus. Transfers who have satisfied lower-division breadth and general-education requirements at their original campus prior to transfer to UC San Diego will fulfill most of Muir's academic requirements. Students must complete Muir College Writing 40 and 50 (this may be satisfied by equivalent courses at the student's original campus), one course in the diversity of U.S. culture, and eighteen upper-division courses after transfer. A letter or memo certifying completion of your GE requirements must be sent to the Muir College Advising Office to clear your Muir College General Education requirement.

Traditional Transfers
Students meeting the admissions criteria for the university may be admitted to UC San Diego without completion of a transfer program such as TAG or IGETC. Traditional Transfer students must complete Muir College Writing 40 and 50, one course in the diversity of U.S. culture, eighteen upper-division courses, and any general education courses not fulfilled before transfer to UC San Diego. Admissions criteria can be found at admissions.ucsd.edu. Course equivalencies for our General Education requirements can be found at www.assist.org

Resources for New Transfer Students

Transfer Orientation

New Transfer Students

June 1st - Deadline to submit SIR.