Please note that the documents below were used during the Fall 2020 admission cycle.  They are supplied here for your reference.  The new process for Fall 2021 TAP Certification will be described on this page after September 1, 2020.  Please return to this site after that date for more information.

TAP Certification Form (blank) – a blank PDF document which can printed and completed by hand.

TAP Certification Form (fillable) – a fillable PDF document.
TO USE: First, download it to your computer, complete the requested information, and then SAVE it.
At this point, the form can be printed and/or attached to an e-mail.

Administrative Procedures and FAQs document – revised February 13, 2020


November 1 – 30UC Application filing period
Week of January 4TAP/Non-TAP Applicant Report sent (as an Excel workbook via e-mail) by the TAP Administrative Coordinator.
This report:

  • reflects ALL students from a particular community college who have applied for admission to UCLA and provides detailed information on each applicant.
  • which is the first step in the process, is generated once applicant data is entered into the computer database. It cannot be generated any earlier than the week listed.

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

Friday, March 5Deadline to submit certification forms (either electronically or hard copy) and list of certified students (electronically) to UCLA TAP.

  • For details, see the Administrative Procedures and FAQs 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 forms are delivered to Undergraduate Admission.

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