The new process for Fall 2021 TAP Certification is described on the following documents:  The TAP Certification Guide and the TAP Certification Timeline.  To watch the 10-minute training video, click here.

TAP Worksheet (blank) – This is a blank MS Word document that can be downloaded, printed, and completed by hand, or it can be downloaded and completed electronically.  This worksheet is for each college’s internal use with individual students only, and it will neither be submitted to nor be collected by UCLA.


November 1 – 30UC Application filing period
Week of January 4The Applicant Spreadsheets are distributed via Box (as Excel workbooks) by the TAP Director.
Each college’s spreadsheet:

  • will reflect ALL students from your community college who have applied for admission to UCLA and will provide detailed information on each applicant.
  • cannot be generated any earlier than the first week of January.

Use this spreadsheet to identify students in your program who have applied to UCLA and should be TAP certified to be eligible for priority consideration for admission to the UCLA College.

Friday, March 5Deadline to confirm the accuracy of all certification information submitted
(electronically) to UCLA TAP.

  • For details, see the Certification Guide document posted above.
  • As TAP Member Colleges may establish internal procedures and schedules to meet this deadline, please consult with your program office.
  • Late certification forms may jeopardize applicants because they will not be identified as TAP students during evaluation for admission.

Late MarchCertification information is integrated into the Undergraduate Admission systems.

Transfer admissions evaluation process continues.
TAP-certified applicants receive priority consideration as files are evaluated.

End of April – early MayAdmission decisions are released on a rolling basis.
June 1SIR deadline
July – SeptemberTransfer Orientation