assist certified

<p>Hey guys, I keep seeing folks post their assist certified, vs. non assist certified course in their posts when asking for their chances. But, I'm not sure that it's really all that accurate or necessary? I think what matters is the UC course eligibility in the catalog, or what the CC agreement dictates with the UC. After entering in all my courses and grades, in the UC admissions planner, it says some of my classes are not assist certified, but in actuality they are. Meaning they are either IGETC for UC, or major prereqs required by both assist and the UC's I'm applying to.</p>

<p>My question is, how accurate is this assist vs. non-assist measurability people are using, and why are they using it anyway? it doesn't seem to have any relevance, or accuracy for that matter. From my understanding, IGETC and major prereqs listed are the only factors we should be measuring. Why have two separate gpa's? I understand if one is non-UC transferable, but people are not saying that, they're saying non-assist.</p>

<p>Sorry for the long post, just trying to figure out why people are positing this and its relevancy.</p>

<p>Post a specific example of a course that you say is UC transferable but is not showing as assist certified. Class name/ number & school. I’m more of a visual thinker than hypothetical thinker.</p>

<p>Will do, also, why does the planner add the certified and non certified to give you your overall GPA, if the non-certified courses are not considered UC transferable? The reason I ask is, I have a 4.0, but if you add two B’s from non-certifiable course, it brings me down to a 3.7, which is the highlighted area on the application. Why are they adding non-transferable courses in the mix? Weird.</p>

<p>So Candles, one course, UCLA Extension’s Stats 10, is not being counted as Assist certified, but I called the counselor at UCLA and they said it’s the only math course I need to satisfy my Math IGETC obligation.</p>

<p>I’d go with the Planner’s distinction, since I think it gets updated every May.</p>

<p>I know at SMC the course offerings will state if the class is UC/CSU transferable, and I’ve never had a difference in my Planner so far. In my “My Coursework” tab, I have a “Y” under “Cert” which says " Indicates certified UC transferable courses per ASSIST" in a foot note at the bottom. </p>

<p>Edit: oh I see, the class is from UC Extension. I’d ask a counselor you trust just to be sure.</p>

<p>not all the extension courses qualify as assist comparable. With Berkeley there is an X in the course title somewhere. Not sure if that is UC-wide, or what. But you may have taken a course that is not UC-transferrable. There are very few that are in Extension. There is a way to find out online. It has to do with the course number.</p>

<p>If it does say it is transferrable, and it isn’t showing up, simply note it in the additional comments.</p>

<p>Ugh, frustrating. I confirmed with CC counselor and UCLA counselor that Stats 10 is the needed math course for IGETC and used in UCLA admissions, but the planner says no dice. Crazy.</p>

<p>Also, for some weird reason, the planner says my total planned units is 59.5, but in fact I will have 63 UC transferable units done at CC when I transfer. Numbers are just not adding up. Is there someone at UCLA that can actually look at my planner to help me?</p>

<p>I just went online. Assuming stats is a math class at UCLA Extension it does not appear to be transferrable. (and yes, they have an X in the title.):</p>

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<p>You can click on transferrable classes link on the side to see others.</p>

<p>Lindy, it’s under statistics, not math. Stats XL 10. It’s transferable.</p>

<p>oh, great news fulload. So just add it to add’t comments if it doesn’t show. You should be golden. That should make your unit count fine, too. :stuck_out_tongue: </p>

<p>Just curious, how many units does the class count for? It seems weird that the unit total is 59.5.</p>

<p>The stats class is for 5 units, but the total seems to reflect the stats class. really weird, it’s like the calculation in the system is wrong or something. I just added up all my units and it’s 63, both on my own spreadsheet and in my planner. But right there at the bottom, under total, it says 59.5. What’s weirder is, there’s no “half unit” anywhere, so where is this .5 coming from?</p>

<p>Is that 5 SEMESTER units or 5 QUARTER units? </p>

<p>Edited: not formatting well, so not sure if this will make sense…</p>

<p>Check it out: GPA Completed In progress/planned Total</p>

<p>ASSIST Certified Courses: 4.00 21.00/ 31.50 37.00/ 55.50 58.00/ 87.00</p>

<p>Non-ASSIST Certified Courses: 3.00 6.00/ 9.00 2.67/ 4.00 8.67/ 13.00</p>

<p>Total Courses: 3.77 27.00/ 40.50 39.67/ 59.50 66.67/100.00</p>

<p>Overall Total: 3.77 66.67/100.00</p>

<p>2016Candles is on the right track.</p>

<p>Did you take any out of sequence? Like at SMC if you take Bio 3 after Bio 21, you don’t get credit for Bio 3.</p>

<p>oh crap, candles, you’re totally right. that must be quarter units. so how much is 5 for semester units?</p>

<p>luckie, no, none were out of sequence.</p>

<p>3.33 semester units I think.</p>

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<p>3.335 according to this</p>

<p>A little over 3. Prob 3.5, which explains the .5.</p>

<p>Based on your calculations, you seem to be over 2 units.</p>

<p>Divide quarter units by 1.5 to get semester units. Multiply semester units by 1.5 to get quarter units.</p>

<p>5/1.5= 3.333 semester units
3 x 1.5 = 4.5 quarter units </p>