Am I On The Right Track Towards Berkeley?

<p>I graduated from high school in 2004 and have been working a full-time job ever since. I used much of this money to help my single parent (mother) household which also included a younger brother. I graduated from a top semi-private H.S. in New England with a 3.0/4.0 and a 1180 SAT (M:610 V:570 ; Old Version). I was a four year varsity letterman in lacrosse and football (captain for both, All-State honors in both), an assistant youth lacrosse and football coach (5 years), Special Olympic coach (2.5 years), and a member of a student enviornmental action organization along with a student run literary mag.</p>

<p>I'm moving to San Francisco in January 2007 to attend City College of San Francisco. There, I plan on enrolling in an Honors Program and completing 60 semester credits by Spring 2009 and applying to Berkeley as an undergrad transfer applicant (English major) for Fall 2009. While at CCSF, I'm looking to get into the student run newspaper and, if possible, the Special Olympics.</p>

<p>If I keep a consistent 3.6-3.8 GPA, Do I stand a good chance at transfer admissions?? (Keep in mind, by the time that I apply, I will have IN-STATE RESIDENCY)</p>

<p>yes - do well at CCSF and write good essays based on the experiences you've had, and you'll stand a good chance</p>

<p>Yes, you seem to be on a collision course for Berkeley. I also transferred in as an English major so if you have any questions feel free to ask.</p>

<p>honestly you will probably be more successful at Berkeley than much of the student body because of your personal experiences. you spent a lot of time out of school and gained a lot of experience and RESPONSIBILITY while supporting your family that will make you an extremely diligent student.</p>

<p>Thanks all for your responses. I can rest easy knowing that I stand a fighting chance!</p>

<p>CardinalFocused...A special thanks for the extra offer of advice; I may have to take you up on it.</p>

<p>you can totally do it. just work out and explain your personal life in your essays. good luck, hope you get in! = )</p>

<p>You don't really have to explain your life story either, as long you pull good grades at CC. I'd say 3.8+. Practically all the people I'm closest to at Berkeley have been transfer students....and many of them didn't do well in high school, but ramped it up at CC. Berkeley is also easier to get in as a transfer than a freshman, so the chances are higher int hat respect.</p>