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University Transfer

Students will have counselors to help with academic counseling and planning for transfers to 4 year universities. In conjunction with the college students have several options for transfer. Students at MiraCosta have one of the highest transfer rates to the University of California (88% in 2020) for international students. 

UC - Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) Program

For students looking to eventually transfer to a 4 year university, The Academy at MiraCosta has many options depending on each student’s goals and abilities. 

The University of California Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) and California State University - Associate Degree to Transfer (ADT) Programs are offered through MiraCosta College and give students the opportunity to attend one of California’s prestigious universities. Upon acceptance to The Academy, for students that have expressed interest in transferring, students will be placed into the TAG or ADT path. 

TAG partner schools include: UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz, UC Merced and UC Irvine. 

For students interested in the ADT path, MiraCosta College does not have individual agreements with direct admissions to a particular CSU (except San Marcos). However, working with counselors students are guaranteed to have their MiraCosta credits completely lined up with CSU requirements. 

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For those that are looking at schools outside of the UC or CSU systems, The Academy has direct partnerships with private and public schools throughout the country. With a wide range of schools provides a wide range of potential majors from Business Administration to Game Design. Some partner schools include: The University of Utah, American University, Florida International, University of Pacific, University of Illinois at Chicago and many other schools. Additionally, as a partner to many these institutions, students transferring from The Academy will have access to a variety of scholarships (on top of the tuition saved from college credits already earned). 

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