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Transferring from 4 year to CCC to UC?

aaaa993aaaa993 Posts: 103Registered User Junior Member
edited November 2012 in UC Transfers
I am think about transferring from the school I am currently attending (4-year out of state school) to a CCC next semester.

Would this affect my chances of getting into a UC? I am submitting my application this month for Fall 2013 enrollment.
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Replies to: Transferring from 4 year to CCC to UC?

  • andrewexdandrewexd Posts: 920Registered User Member
    Yes, most UC's have unit caps for students that have attended a 4 year university.

    Page 14
    http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/counselors/files/ETS10_TransferQA_final.pdf
  • aaaa993aaaa993 Posts: 103Registered User Junior Member
    Thanks for the link.

    So basically I just can't go over a certain amount of credits, but other than that it should have no affect on my chances of admission?
  • RUFFLZRUFFLZ Posts: 55Registered User Junior Member
    yep, just keep an eye on the unit cap.
    lots of people including myself have gone back to a ccc from a 4-yr(for whatever reason) and are transferring out to a 4 yr again.
  • Shannon13Shannon13 Posts: 553Registered User Member
    That doesn't sound smart. Since you're currently at a 4 year you'll be considered a 4 year transfer, not a CCC transfer. If you don't get into UC then you basically screwed yourself over.
  • HopingToXferHopingToXfer Posts: 678Registered User Member
    To be considered a CCC transfer (better chances) you would have to attend the CCC for at least a year before transferring. I believe this is true... So it's really hard to transfer because you're considered a 4 year transfer. People have done it and succeeded but always have a back up plan.
  • HockeyGiantHockeyGiant Posts: 123Registered User Junior Member
    I went to a 4-year (SJSU) last year. I hated it, but I had less than 30 units from SJSU and I'm currently attending a CCC. As long as you have more than 30 units from your CCC and are enrolled FULL TIME for a whole year and the year that you're applying for a UC, then you are considered a CCC student.
  • aaaa993aaaa993 Posts: 103Registered User Junior Member
    Shannon13, that is exactly the problem.

    One reason I am thinking of going to a CCC next semester is because I am unable to take any classes related to my major. Financially it doesn't really make sense to go to a 4-year next semester when I really want to transfer anyway and I am unable to take any classes that I'm interested in.

    On the other hand, if I go to a CCC and I am unable to transfer I would have to spend another year there.

    And that's assuming i could even get the classes I need at a CCC because they fill up so quickly and I am not able to apply until after everyone.

    Thanks for all the replies.
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