The new process for Fall 2022 TAP Certification is described on the certification process document for 2021-22 and the training videos (watch an overview — click here; watch the certification process in Box — click here; and watch the final certification process — click here).

Here is the letter you can provide to all the UCLA applicants you plan to certify.

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 3The College Roster 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 confirm students in your program who have applied to UCLA, submitted the Applicant Agreement form, and should be TAP certified to be eligible for priority consideration for admission to the UCLA College. Please follow the directions found linked above.

Friday, March 4Deadline to confirm the accuracy of all certification information submitted
(electronically) to UCLA TAP.

  • For details, see the Certification Guide document, which will be 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.

Late AprilAdmission decisions are released.
June 1SIR deadline
July – SeptemberTransfer Orientation