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I have a question regarding grad school admissions:
So currently I'm a California Community College student, and when I transfer after this semester I will have a 3.8 GPA.
I will either be transferring to UCB (if I get in) or Davis (I have a TAG) and my major is Psychology.
My question is this: Will the fact that I attended a community college for 2 years affect my chances of being admitted to first and second tier grad schools?
Also, while I was in my first semester at my CCC I received 2 F's and a D for a ton of personal reasons that I'd rather not openly discuss. Despite this, I've had great grades since then, and received Academic Renewal toward those 3 poor grades. At my CCC, Academic Renewal basically makes those grades exempt from my GPA, and none of those classes were part of my major.
Will that 1 terrible semester (my first semester when I was barely 16) adversely affect my chances? I'm hoping that the Academic Renewal would be honored in the same way it will be at the UC's I applied to.