transferring to UNC Charlotte....help??!!!
I'm trying to transfer to UNCC for the Fall '11 term, what all do I need to do?
I graduated hs in '07 (homeschooled) & enrolled @ a local comm. college. I quit there & went to work full-time, worst decision of my life.
Now I have decided to return college & try transferring this fall. I am at a different comm. college, I have 3 credit hrs from this school while dual enrolled, & will be taking 11 this semester & 10 over the summer. That will give me the 24 credit hrs I need to transfer to UNCC.
I graduated from high school with a 3.27 GPA & a SAT score of 1490 (May '06). I know those aren't great numbers, but are decent for getting into a school like UNCC. I also have met the hs class requirements; math, english, science, etc.
The remaining requirement is to have a cumulative 2.0 college GPA. That is the problem, for now. My GPA at the comm. college I'm currently enrolled is 1.2. I passed a computer class, that transfers with a B, but received an F for an english course, ENG-111, I quit & didn't withdraw from. I am retaking that english class now, along with MAT-171 & HUM-122. After I pass english the F will be removed. Over the summer I plan to take to more credits to give me the 24 hrs needed to transfer.
I am a bright student, when motivated, & fully intend to make A's in all my spring/summer courses. This should bring my GPA up over 3.0 (4-5 As, 1 B, 1 F-retaken)
I applied yesterday & paid the $50 fee & will be sending my hs transcript, SAT scores, & college transcript in the mail Monday.
My uncle, who was head of admissions @ a NC comm. college for 30 yrs, told me to apply now & send in all the transcripts I currently have. He said to apply now, even with the low GPA, instead of waiting later when my GPA is higher.He said the sooner I get my application in the better.
He also told me that until they had the admission fee they wouldn't tell me anything, but after they get it & review my app. (4-6 weeks) they should work with me to show me what I need to get accepted.
I have all the hs requirements, SAT scores, & hs GPA that fit in the lower 50% of accepted freshman for '09. But, obviously with a 1.2 college GPA I won't get accepted now.
How do I get in contact with them after my app. has been reviewed to find out what I need to do to get accepted? Also, once I finish this semester (& then the summer) how do I get my updated transcript from m comm college, which will have my new, much improved GPA, added to my application for them to see?
I know UNCC isn't the hardest school to get into, they have a pretty high acceptance rate. Also, I have found that UNCC has an acceptance rate of around 75-76% for transfer students, roughly 3400 of 4100 applicants for fall '09 were accepted. On the application for race I checked white & native american (I am enrolled & registered with a tribe recognized by the state of North Carolina), so I'm considered a minority, if that helps anything.
What are my chances of getting accepted considering my past boneheaded moves which have given me a low GPA? Once I complete this semester & have my GPA around 3.0 (2.0 needed) will it show I am committed to school, as well as give me the marks I need to get in. Will the school work with me to help me get in or will I just be sent a denial letter?
Please, any & all help/information will be much appreciated. I know a lot of people will say just stay @ the comm college longer, but that really isn't an option. I am ready to move away from home (I'm 22) & my girlfriend & her best friend are transferring to UNCC this fall. Most importantly, I'm ready to continue my education & start a career.
If I left any needed info out just let me know.......
Sorry for the grammar errors that I'm sure are there, I'm on my android.