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Any Physics major transfers here?

cinnabon1234cinnabon1234 Posts: 452Registered User Member
edited April 2013 in UC Transfers
Just thought I'd post this thread to see the type of GPAs/profiles that I'm going up against this application cycle.

My GPA: 3.7 (Applying to Davis only).

Hbu guys?

EDIT: Sorry if my first message sounded kinda cocky... I just reread it and I had to throw this in here: I'm only making this thread so we can share our stats and see what we're gonna be compared against this year. No harm intended. :)
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Replies to: Any Physics major transfers here?

  • Cyse00Cyse00 Posts: 146Registered User Junior Member
    Physics major 2.28 GPA :(
  • cinnabon1234cinnabon1234 Posts: 452Registered User Member
    I'm sorry Cyse00, but I thought the minimum GPA that you needed to be eligible for transfer to a UC was a 2.4? Someone correct me if I'm wrong here.
  • mermakermermaker Posts: 949Registered User Member
    You're right, cinnabon. My cousin is an astrophysics major. I believe he has a 3.3. All physics, math and chemistry courses completed.
  • cinnabon1234cinnabon1234 Posts: 452Registered User Member
    Hmmm, is there anyway you can get your GPA up this quarter Cyse00? As of right now, your application will go straight to the reject pile for all the UCs. :/

    mermaker: It's interesting to note that some UCs (Davis is one, I know that for sure) do not take your major preparatory classes into consideration for Physics. So you could have a 4.0 and have zero prereqs + GEs completed and you'd still be accepted (solely on your GPA). Where's your cousin applying specifically?
  • mermakermermaker Posts: 949Registered User Member
    We are both going to UCSC ha
  • andrenvq57andrenvq57 Posts: 59Registered User Junior Member
    Hi, cinnabon1234, how do you know what school and which major does not require rereqs? is there anyway to check?
  • UCBhopeful16UCBhopeful16 Posts: 361Registered User Member
    I know that on assist.org in the writing above where it lists the classes some majors at different schools say something along the lines of, "This major does not require completion of prerequisites for admission as a transfer student." While other majors at various schools say something similar to, "It is recommended that junior level transfer students applying to the major complete the following lower division major requirements or comparable courses..."
  • cinnabon1234cinnabon1234 Posts: 452Registered User Member
    There was a pdf doc with UC transfer Q and As (dont remember where it was though). It basically says that Davis doesnt check prereq completion unless u apply to bio or engineering or psych or communications. Sorry about the bad spelling, im on my iPad.
  • paciosopacioso Posts: 27Registered User New Member
    I thought I was the only physics major on here this year! 3.95 with all prereqs complete. I applied to nearly all the UCs, but Davis is probably my top choice at the moment!
  • ghiblijiangghiblijiang Posts: 175Registered User Junior Member
    Why davis w/ a 3.95.
  • paciosopacioso Posts: 27Registered User New Member
    I have some good opportunities there, and that's what I want out of a university. I'm not simply looking at the school with the "best" department, because that doesn't matter too much for undergraduates.
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