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UC to UC Engineering transfer chance thread for FALL 2013

MTBcrazy93MTBcrazy93 Posts: 36Registered User Junior Member
edited June 2013 in UC Transfers
Hello everyone, the title basically explains what this thread is all about. I have seen many threads about CC to UC transfers, and even UC to UC transfers, but I wanted to make one specifically for us engineering students! I'll start off, and we'll go from there. Please try to fill in as many sections as possible, and add some if you think they are important. Good luck everybody!

Transferring from: UC Santa Cruz
Transfer level: Junior level transfer
Major: Electrical Engineering
GPA: Currently 3.4, expecting a 3.5 by the end of this Fall quarter
Applying to: UCSD, UCSB, UCI
GE's Completed: No(Have 2 left, will not be getting UC reciprocity)
Prereqs Done: All will be done by Spring 2013, except for UCSB's intro C programming class(I will be taking a C data structures class winter quarter, explaining reason why I couldn't take intro class in the application)
ECs: Vice-Chair of UCSC IEEE, Project leader for an Arduino based UAV a group is building, starting to work on a micromouse for the Micromouse competition in spring. Help set up/mentor younger students on small engineering projects IEEE hosts.
Reason for Transferring: UCSC has no MechE department, and I am interested in a a ME minor. I also feel that I could benefit from a larger engineering school with a more established department
Additional Comments: I will explain my mediocre gpa, and say how my projects and hands on experience really helped the theoretical concepts learned in the classroom
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Replies to: UC to UC Engineering transfer chance thread for FALL 2013

  • cinnabon1234cinnabon1234 Posts: 452Registered User Member
    A 3.5 for engineering is NOT mediocre. Just sayin'.
  • cinnabon1234cinnabon1234 Posts: 452Registered User Member
    And don't even trip, you're in for all those schools. SD **may** be an extremely slight reach because you're a UC-UC transfer and their average GPA is around a 3.4-3.5. In order to be completely safe as a UC-UC transfer, people recommend having a 3.7+ for UCLA/UCB/UCSD. But other than that, I'd say you're golden. Good luck!
  • MTBcrazy93MTBcrazy93 Posts: 36Registered User Junior Member
    I know it's respectable, but there are many others with 3.7+ gpa's, and I feel the reason my gpa isn't at that level is because I concentrate a lot on projects outside the classroom
  • MTBcrazy93MTBcrazy93 Posts: 36Registered User Junior Member
    Thanks for the info Cinnabon!
  • MTBcrazy93MTBcrazy93 Posts: 36Registered User Junior Member
    Anyone else?
  • ascriotascriot Posts: 17Registered User New Member
    Transferring from: UC Davis
    Transfer level: Junior level transfer
    Major: Chemical Engineering
    GPA: Currently 3.76. No clue about the end of the quarter.
    Applying to: UCSD, UCI, UCLA, UCR
    GE's Completed: No
    Prereqs will be finished.

    Chances?

    Thanks :).
  • andrenvq57andrenvq57 Posts: 59Registered User Junior Member
    just wondering, what are your reasons transfering out your UC?
  • mrfan001mrfan001 Posts: 78Registered User Junior Member
    From: UCR
    To: UCB UCLA UCSD UCI UCSB UCD USC
    Cumulative GPA: 3.5
    Ec's: Some, but not too much
    Pre-req: Most, mostly taking math, cs, and physics
    Problem: English requirement will be finished by spring
  • MTBcrazy93MTBcrazy93 Posts: 36Registered User Junior Member
    @ascriot - Why are you interested in transferring out of Davis and possibly going to UCR? With your gpa, I would say you stand a good chance at any of those schools, probably in for sure at UCR and UCI as long as prereqs are met
  • ascriotascriot Posts: 17Registered User New Member
    I'm from SoCal so being closer to home is my main reason. Other than that, being social requires going to party which I didn't enjoy much.
  • MTBcrazy93MTBcrazy93 Posts: 36Registered User Junior Member
    Is anyone also applying to OOS schools? I'm applying to UIUC, Virginia Tech, UW Seattle, and UMD as well
  • MTBcrazy93MTBcrazy93 Posts: 36Registered User Junior Member
    3 more months!
  • UcrhonorsUcrhonors Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    Hey guys I'm an honors student at Ucr who is trying to transfer to Ucb,ucsd,ucla,uci,ucsb,or ucd.
    I was just wondering where you guys all got accepted to as transfers? I have a 3.54 gpa and I'm planning on applying fall 2013 as an admission for fall 2014
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