Hi, I'm a physics major undergraduate at UCLA.
I entered UCLA as an incoming freshman in Fall 2012, and after my first 2 quarters at UCLA, my GPA is 2.89.
I did very badly in my first 2 quarters: my GPA doesn't even include two Ds which I repeated and a 'No-Pass' (a.k.a. Fail) which doesn't count in the GPA.
However, I am confident of getting straight As for the rest of undergraduate at UCLA. (I have made major improvements in my life)
I am very passionate about Physics: I love solving challenge problems and am keen to keep improving my abilities. I hope that by going to Caltech, I could take advantage of the environment achieve extraordinary things.
Should I transfer to Caltech?
Also, if I apply to Caltech in February 2014, does this mean that I would be admitted in Fall 2014?
I want to complete college in 4 years, and I am aware that if I transfer to Caltech, I need to complete 6 terms (2 years). Thus, it makes sense that I should apply to Caltech in Fall 2014; 2 years after entering UCLA.