Are you competitive if you're IGETC certified at the end of the Fall you apply?

<p>This Summer I'm taking an Astronomy course to complete AREA 5 of IGETC. When I apply to the UCs, I'll have everything done except AREA 2A, which will make me IGETC certified at the end of Fall 2012. I'm taking Stats, and that's the last class I'll need for IGETC.</p>

<p>How will the UCs view this?</p>

<p>they really won't care. they like that u get it done whenever, but even people without it get admitted</p>

<p>The above post is correct.</p>

<p>How about pre-requisites, having completed none so far, but will finish half in the Fall when applying for UC's and the other half in the Spring of next year.</p>

<p>pre-requisites are a whole different story. the more the better especially for IMPACTED majors. just use to figure out which ones might actually be REQUIRED. i am an econ major and i had required prerequistes to complete. </p>

<p>as for when you finish them, they still dont really care. they prefer it be at least in the spring before transfer but summer is ok too. all depends on ur major</p>

<p>I got the regents at UCLA and into an impacted major at Cal, I was completely missing a pre-req for Cal, and I'm still in the process of finishing 2 courses I need to complete IGETC. Morel of the store: they don't care.</p>

<p>I think it's a bit dangerous to say that they don't care about IGETC. If having IGETC and your prereqs done by spring before transfer improves your chances of being admitted then it should be a top priority.</p>

<p>Oh I see, do they take into account Fall 2011 grades (through academic update) for UC Tag or general admission? Or do they base it off all your grades up until you apply in November?</p>

<p>for Tag they consider grades up to summer 2011 (in your case) and for general admission they consider up to fall 2011.</p>

<p>I was told by a UCLA counselor that early completion of your transferable english and math courses looks good</p>