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I'm planning to transfer to UCLA in the fall of 2011 which unfortunately, I will be a junior by then (I would have already completed 3 years of college, since I'm class of 2012, turning 2013).
I love my current college (Smith) but still would like to transfer to to UCLA due to some very personal circumstances. I'm planning to do 2 years at UCLA, therefore, I would have 5 years of undergrad, and financial aid is not an issue since I have a great scholarship that follows me wherever I transfer. The question is--will I have too much credits to transfer? I don't mind forfeiting credits--do I still have the chances/requirements to apply to UCLA as a transfer-level even though I have already been a junior? And if it helps, I would transfer to the Film/TV department.
I currently have 50 credits, but after the end of my junior year, I will have 90 credits but I want to start my junior year again at UCLA and then staying there until a senior...is that too much over the 60? Will applying with the intend of a double major reflect that the reason I have too much credit is because I have a lot more classes to take?
I have a 3.2 but many great leaderships and extracurriculars. I don't think UCLA take teacher recommendations, but if they do, I would have a stellar recommendation. My SAT scores are very shabby (500 around each area) but does that even count anymore? I think I can also whip an amazing story on why I want to transfer.
Also coming from a liberal art, I have no requirements, so I was wondering if you can tell me what the general ed requirements for UCLA. Beside from UCLA, what UC has the least Gen Ed?