<p>UCeric is right. Most community colleges are not going to offer any of those lower division courses. UCSD knows that, and they expect you to have to take them once you transfer. </p>
<p>As for your original question:
So how disadvantaged will a community college transfer student who's only taken the basic math/science/programming courses at his community college be as compared to a regular UCSD student who's taken all the specific courses for the major?
<p>What do you mean by disadvantaged? Do you mean will it take longer for you to graduate than a freshman EE admit? Probably. </p>
<p>It will be almost impossible to graduate within two years after transferring. Like UCeric said, they expect it to take you 3 years and even give you a three year plan. It takes that long because all the classes you take are prereqs for other mandatory classes, which are prereqs for other mandatory classes, which are prereqs for other mandatory classes,........ It is a pretty long string of classes.</p>
<p>There is very little wiggle room with your schedule in the first 3-4 quarters. </p>
<p>@UCeric Did you decide to go to UCSD? or stay at CC?</p>