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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
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):

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

    UC San Diego
    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?
  • waynelwwaynelw Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Thanks for the sharing and the answers.
  • 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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