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Minimum GPA requirements to transfer to a UC or a CSU?

holyeuphoriaholyeuphoria Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
edited November 2012 in Community Colleges
Title asks it all. Basically, I ****ed up in the beginning and didn't take it seriously, and I ended up getting a couple Cs in the 'general ed' portion of my CC experience. However, I changed my major from undecided to History, and I ended up taking everything I needed in order to transfer - in all of the required classes for said major, I ended up getting As and Bs.
However, as much as I like History it just wasn't something I could see myself getting a BA in and I decided to switch to Computer Science, since I was always good at math and absolutely love computer/programming (I do it as a hobby).
What I'm worried about is my GPA and how I've messed up in the past.

Here's a list of classes I've taken:

Psych 101 - C
English 100 - B
Chemistry 100 - C
Art 110 - C
Anthro 101 - c
Soc 101 - C
Span 102 - C

At this point, I realized I was being an idiot and decided to 'get my act together' and switch my major:

Hist 113 - A
Hist 110 - B
Hist 112 - B
Hist 111 - B
Hist 171 - B
POSC - B
History 170 - B
History 165 - A
Math 100 - A

However, after taking all of that I realized that a) I didn't want to be a History teacher, and b) I don't want to be a lawyer, so as mentioned I switch to computer science. This current semester I'm finishing my general ED classes, as well as taking pre-reqs for upcoming classes.

These are what I still need to take (and the grades I'm currently getting in my 4 current classes):

Speech 105 - B
Engl 103 - A
Math 141 - A
Math 142 - A

- Phil 170 (Logic and Critical Thinking)
- Biol 101 (General Biology)

- Math 150 A (Calculus I)
- CSCI 123 (Intro to C++)
- Math 171 (Discrete Mathematics)

- CSCI 133 (Data Structures in C++)
- Math 172 (Graph Theory and Linear Algebra)
- MAth 150 B (Calculus II)
- Phys 221 (General Physics I)

- PHil 170 (Logic and Critical Thinking)
- Biol 101 (General Biology)

- Math 250 A (Multivariable Calculus)
- CIS 226 (Java PRogramming I)
- CSCI 241 (Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming)
- Phys 222 (General Physics II)

- CIS 228 (Java Programming II)
- Math 250 B (Linear Algebra and Differential Equations)
- Math 250 C (Additional Topics in Linear Algebra)
- Phys 223 (General Physics III)

Prior to this semester, my GPA was a 2.81. However, assuming I do well in the rest of the classes I need to take (only getting As and Bs), my GPA should rise to.. somewhere between 3.1 and 3.3. My question is, with a 3.1-3.3 GPA, what are my expectations as far as schools are concerned?
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Replies to: Minimum GPA requirements to transfer to a UC or a CSU?

  • holyeuphoriaholyeuphoria Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    I forgot to mention I'm looking into the following schools (I'm from California, 1st gen college person):

    CSU
    - San Luis Obispo
    - Pomona
    - Northridge
    - Long Beach
    - Fullerton

    UCLA
    UC San Diego
    USC
    UC Irvine
    UC Santa Barbara
    UC Davis
    University of Florida
    UC Riverside
    UC Santa Cruz
    Florida State University
    University of Central Florida
    University of South Florida
  • Cyse00Cyse00 Registered User Posts: 146 Junior Member
    With a GPA like that you're probably going to be looking at a csu, and MAYBE ucr, but I doubt it. 3.1 is kind of low
  • holyeuphoriaholyeuphoria Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    So I should have a fairly good chance of getting into all of the CSUs? Are you sure that with a GPA around 3.1-3.3 I wouldn't be able to get into the UCs?
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  • Cyse00Cyse00 Registered User Posts: 146 Junior Member
    Actually, I think a 3.0 qualifies for a tag to ucr. But don't take my word as gospel
  • holyeuphoriaholyeuphoria Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    Can anyone rank the CSUs in order likelihood of getting in?
  • 1NonTradStudent1NonTradStudent Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    Seems hard to sum it up for you in order of likelihood. Computer Science is a popular major. You've got a lot of competition. I'm a first-gen student with a low GPA compared to a lot of these students on CC... I got into 3 of 4 CSUs I applied to. But all in N. Cali. Each campus is different.

    the UC system has higher average GPAs for admitted students. You're going to have a tougher chance. My advice would be to write a really good essay for the UC schools and do the best you can this semester and the fall when applying. Good luck!
  • JunhoLJunhoL Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    I think you'll have a better chance transferring to a CSU.
  • ppmhotcocoappmhotcocoa Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    Every UC website will have their GPA stats for transfer students- you should look at each one and see if you qualify! good luck!
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