Transfer Alliance Project (TAP)


The Transfer Alliance Project (TAP) is a cohort-based program that aims to address educational barriers and increase equitable access to resources and information for California Community College students interested in transferring to a University of California campus. All our services are completely free.

Our Transfer Specialists work closely with TAP cohort students to understand their transfer and career goals and support them throughout the UC transfer application process via 1-on-1 advising sessions and group sessions. In addition to working individually with their assigned Transfer Specialist, TAP students are invited to the following:

  • UC Application Academies Each Fall semester, TAP cohort students have access to intensive UC Application workshops, offered both in-person and virtually.
  • TAP Into Cal - Held each June, the TAP Into Cal program invites TAP students to apply for an opportunity to visit and experience the UC Berkeley campus through an immersive, three-day residential program with all expenses covered.
  • Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) - TAP students can apply to take a summer course at UC Berkeley with all tuition and registration fees covered by SEP. Participants will experience the Berkeley campus, receive a UC Berkeley transcript, and study alongside Berkeley students as well as visiting students from all over the world. 
  • Discover Your UC Webinars - All nine undergraduate UC campuses participate in the Discover Your UC webinars, offering prospective students the opportunity to explore academic programs and transfer options across the state of California.
  • TAP Alumni Network Alumni have the opportunity to connect with both current and former TAP students, and to give back to the transfer community by participating in student panels and more.

Since its founding in 1999, the Transfer Alliance Project has served over 20,000 students and around 95% of TAP participants who submit a UC Application are admitted to at least one UC campus, while approximately 3 out of 4 TAP students are successfully admitted to UC Berkeley. TAP alumni thrive at UC Berkeley and have been admitted to graduate programs at Harvard, Yale, Brown, Stanford, Berkeley Law, University of Virginia School of Law, Oxford University, and many others.

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