I'm currently entering into my sophomore year at UCSC as a Bioengineering major wishing to transfer to other UC's for Chemical engineering or Materials engineering. Was wondering if anyone has done something similar to this in the past and could give me some advice/chance me? Stats are as follows:
writing class: B+
calc 2: B+
Chem 1A: B+
(I know this isn't so hot, the first months of college were a difficult adjustment)
Chem 1B: A-
Calc 3 (part 1): A
Chem lab: A+
Chem 1C: A-
Chem lab: A
Calc 3 (part 2): B+
Linear algebra: A+
total GPA: 3.67, major gpa is probably higher
With this in mind, I'm planning on completing the rest of the prereq's this upcoming year. The challenge is that different schools have different prereqs (UCSB wants a class dedicated to MATLAB, ect. Do I need to complete every single prereq that they want in order for me to transfer/get in??? What if certain classes aren't offered at my school?
- I have many leadership positions on campus, am involved in a club, will have pretty good essays, have awards and such from high school.
- Also, I am making it clear to the schools that I want to transfer because my desired major is not offered at my current school (will this help my chances?).
Finally, the schools I wish to apply to are UCI (my top choice), UCSB (tied with UCI), UCSD, UCLA, Cal Poly SLO, UCD
Any advice would be very helpful, as I really really want to go to one of these schools for these degrees. Thanks!