TCA update process

Each year in mid-April, you will receive an email through the CIAC listserv with general information about the upcoming TCA cycle. This email will include your college's assigned update month — June, July or August. If you have special circumstances and need to reschedule, you are welcome to contact us and request a change in your assigned month. We try to accommodate all requests.

Updating & submitting your TCA

On the first day of your assigned month, you will receive an email with the following:

  • General information on TCA policies and processes
  • A copy of your community college's most recent TCA
  • Specific instructions for reviewing and updating your TCA

The deadline for reviewing and submitting your TCA is the 25th of your assigned month.

Learn more about updating your TCA >

UC’s review process

UC staff uses course catalogs, course outlines, regulations established by BOARS (the Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools, a committee of the Academic Senate with responsibility for undergraduate admission matters at the University of California), and recommendations developed by UC faculty and deans.

Read more about UC’s policy guidance >

You can expect UC’s decision report to be posted on ASSIST and sent to you via email within 60 days of your TCA update submission. Make sure that the published TCA reflects decisions in the email and all updates you've marked on your PDF.

Courses denied transferability are listed on the TCA email with a brief explanation of the reason for the denial (e.g. "no comparable course" or "textbooks must be no more than seven years old").

Second Review

Courses denied during the regular TCA cycle and since revised may be re-submitted during the second review period, Oct. 1-15.

You may also submit courses that were approved by your curriculum committee after the regular TCA cycle ended.

Learn more about the second review process >

The annual update cycle (including the second review) is completed in time for the UC application filing period, Nov. 1-30.