10 tips for Successful Transfer
1. Learn how to be a successful college student
2. Choose a transfer major
3. Learn about transfer requirements
4. Complete English and Math early
5. Choose some target universities
6. Meet with university representatives
7. See if you're eligible for a Transfer Admission Guarantee
8. Use NVC's Transfer Advocate Program
9. Visit university campuses
10. Learn about the application process
University and College Representative Visits at NVC
We have many Representatives visiting our campus. Be sure to check the Calendar for the
most up-to-date information. Though it is recommended you meet with a Counselor/Advisor first, you may also contact a Representative directly by using the Rep Contact List.
Currently, you may sign-up to meet with the Representatives by visiting General Counseling or leaving a message with the Transfer Center at 707.253.3115.
Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)
This program is designed to guarantee acceptance for the student who fulfills
a combination of grade point average, general education, and major course work requirements.
Napa Valley College offers Agreements with:
All University of California Schools except UC Berkeley and UC Los Angeles
The preliminary UC TAG Matrix (PDF) for Fall 2014 provides a list of participating campuses, eligibility criteria and campus-specific notes. Note this link is preliminary and changes may occur.
UC TAG Application
(now within UC TAG Planner)
Independent Colleges and Universities
St. Mary's College
Transfer Admission Guarantees are usually written 1 year before the intended term of transfer.
UC Berkeley Concurrent Enrollment Program
Experience the academic and social environment of a university before transfer! In this program
you may take up to 2 UC Berkeley classes (1 per semester) for free.
Completion of 20 UC transferable units
2.4 UC transferable GPA
Never attended a 4-year college or university through regular admission
For more information or to get started call or stop by the Transfer Center to meet with
Coordinator Gwen Kell.
Transfer Advocate Program (TAP)
Faculty and staff volunteer to share their college experiences with students interested in transferring to the college/university they attended or in their field of study. The list of TAP members in the link below contains contact information so you can reach them directly to arrange a meeting.