What is the TAG agreement?
A TAG, or Transfer Admissions Guarantee, is a special partnership between Pacific Oaks College and higher education institutions that guarantees a qualifying student acceptance into a Pacific Oaks Bachelor's program.
What are the Santa Monica College TAG requirements?
Santa Monica College students must have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
Santa Monica College students must have a conferred Associates Degree by the start of their enrollment at Pacific Oaks College or a minimum of 60 transferable units
In addition, the following must be submitted:
Completed Application for Admission
Official Transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions previously attended
Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
Successfully meet the Basic Skills Requirement (BSR), including completing the CBEST (California Basic Education Skills Test). *
Proof of Registration for the CSET (California Subject Examinations for Teachers): Multiple Subjects exams**
*Proof of meeting the BSR required for admission to credential-preparation programs
**Proof of CSET Registration is required for admission to credential-preparation programs
Two months prior to the start of their first semester (Please speak to an Admissions Enrollment Counselor for details on semester start dates):
Santa Monica College students must submit all required admissions materials for their chosen program. Please review the Admissions Requirements above or speak with an Enrollment Counselor
Santa Monica College students must sign a “Commitment to Enroll” document and pay a $100 tuition deposit
What Santa Monica College degrees are eligible for guaranteed admission?
The following degrees qualify to participate in the TAG program:
All AA, AS, AA-T and AS-T degrees qualify for the Pacific Oaks College–Santa Monica College TAG Agreement
Please Note: Certificates of Achievement and Occupational Skills Certificates are not eligible for TAG Admissions
What Pacific Oaks College Bachelor's degrees are available to Santa Monica College TAG students?
Santa Monica College TAG participants may choose from the following Bachelor's programs:
B.S. Business Admission
B.S.W. Social Work
B.A. Community Psychology
B.A. Early Childhood Education
B.A. Human Development
AND – Pacific Oaks College offers B.A. programs which include Teaching Credential specializations, enabling students to graduate with a B.A. and qualify for teaching credential at the same time
To get started with your TAG application
Speak to the Santa Monica College Transfer Office and let them know you want to participate in the TAG program at Pacific Oaks College
Call 529.8061 or email a Pacific Oaks Enrollment Counselor today, and let them know you are a Santa Monica College student interested in a TAG admission to Pacific Oaks College