Hi, guys. I'm currently a freshmen at Penn State - UP, and, to tell you the truth...I don't like it all. My classes are great, but, strangely, I don't feel challenged at all, really, and the social scene is dreadful
eople get ***** faced every night. I'm originally from Seattle, WA, and I miss west coast to death already. I'm currently a media studies major (with an emphases on film and television) and I really want to transfer to UCLA or UCB, but more so UCLA (my dad wants me to apply to UCB). I want to know the down-low on how to successfully prepare myself as a transfer student. I'm already aware they give priority to community college students, csu, and then uc schools. I'm currently aiming to achieve a 3.7+ gpa. I'm worried to apply after my freshmen year because I wasn't an outstanding high school student; I worked hard, but my grades were average: 3.36 unweighted gpa, 1800 SAT, lots of extracurricular activities, sports, etc. I also don't feel like the program i'm in (media studies/film studies/rhetoric) is very strong here at PSU. I'm currently writing for the school paper and in the film club. How do I adequately prepare myself as a transfer student to UCLA/UCB (or other UC schools)? I'm afraid my "average" numbers in high school will put me at a disadvantage. Any help, suggestions? Thanks.