This definition appears very rarely
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TRANSFER INFO. UC vs. CSU (Cal State); Irvine (UCI): PAIF (Preliminary Admission in the Field) Los Angeles (UCLA): TAP (Transfer Alliance Program)
Los Angeles Harbor College has transfer; UCI's Preliminary Admission-in-the-Field program; TAA applies to all LAHC transfer applicants who meet the TAA...
Replies to: best community college to go to transfer to UCI? #1; Plenty of California Community Colleges offer PAIF (preliminary admission-in-the-field).