Currently, the fourteen questions tagged guaranteed-admissions seem to roughly lie in one of the following categories:
- "What are my chances of getting admitted to program X?" - 6 questions
- "Does X matter for graduate admissions? Will focusing on X make my application stronger?" - 5 questions
- Completely off-topic / unclear - 2 questions
- A question about a Guaranteed Admissions Program, that likely created the tag, as you pointed out.
So I agree that the tag is inappropriate for the first three categories, since admissions are not guaranteed in those contexts. And questions like this asking "Am I guaranteed to be admitted because of X?" are (1) almost always off-topic due to depending on individual factors, (2) do not need a separate tag beyond graduate-admissions.
Regarding the fourth category, I am not very familiar with such programs, but it seems having a tag could be useful if the scope of usage is restricted and made clear. One aspect I am not sure about is that such some universities seem to have such programs for undergraduate admissions, which would be off-topic here, and so should be left out of the scope.
My vote on this is:
- Remove the tag from all the questions currently tagged except the original one.
- Rename the tag to guaranteed-admissions-programs with a clear and narrow scope.
- Delete the tag.