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Advice on my situation?

woahitspiwoahitspi Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
edited May 2008 in College Admissions
Hello, I am a confused and lost soul. If you could give me advice, I'd appreciate it! Here's my situation..

I graduated high school and was accepted into Cal Poly Pomona and UCR. I decided to go to CPP because I had a death in the family and needed to be close to home. I'm finishing up my first year at CPP this Spring quarter.

I want to transfer to UCLA, UCI, or UC Davis. However, as a high school student, I was denied admission to all the schools (except Davis in which I did not apply at the time). I filed an application for Fall 2008 to UC Irvine as a lower division transfer, but I was denied admission again probably due to not enough units for my major.

I am now trying to figure if I should continue to be at CPP. I don't like CPP because none of the majors really interest me. I am a biology major here. I am thinking of starting at a community college like Mt. SAC in the Fall 2008 and enter in the honors program and TAG program. If I do take this route, I think I would stick with major of psychology or something similar to that extent. Is this a good idea or should I stick it out at CPP?

I would like to transfer by Fall 2009 which gives me one full year to fulfill my major requirements if I decide to go to community college. I am almost complete with my general education courses. What kinds of majors do you think I can look at that takes one year? [sounds kind of desperate, but i'm just wondering..]

I also heard that if you take an less impacted major at these community colleges like humanities or english or political science, it's easier to transfer. Is this true?

I'm dying to hear opinions and advice. Thank you in advance to all those that reply!!
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Replies to: Advice on my situation?

  • dsultemeierdsultemeier Registered User Posts: 713 Member
    I hope some of the California students will give you some advice specific to the schools you mention. I am wondering what type of job you are hoping to get upon graduation. Are you planning to go to graduate school? If you like psychology would you want to go into counseling or what would you do as a career?
  • woahitspiwoahitspi Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    I am planning on going to graduate school.
  • happymomof1happymomof1 Registered User Posts: 28,737 Senior Member
    You need to take your question to the community college that you want to attend. They are the experts in this matter, and can tell you what classes to take in order to get into the program you want.

    You could also read the course catalogue for the program you want at Davis, and see what the course pre-requisites are for the upper level courses that you want to take there. Then, see how many of those you can get at your current university. You may be able to stay where you are and finish the basics without moving to a community college.

    Wishing you all the best.
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