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<p>If you go to a california community college and post great grades, can it pretty much take your high school grades out of the equation? Also if your applying to graduate school do they care or look down upon if you went to community college first?</p>

<p>If you do well, it can overshadow your grades from high school. Remember the more units you take, the less your high school grades will matter.</p>

<p>In a similar way, your work at the university will be given much more weight than your community college work. This is just because in general they look much more at your later work in college as opposed to your first couple yeras.</p>

<p>If you do very well at the university you transfer to then you have shown your worth for graduate school.</p>

<p>sounds like a plan, thanks a lot guys</p>

<p>if you are going to transfer as junior status, your high school grades will not matter at all. It does matter if you try to transfer as a sophmore.</p>

<p>that's not true, mrkoolguy. high school grades are factored into the equation, but thier importance as a relative measure of performance decreases over time, especially over longer periods of time. For example, for nontraditional students, the GPA factors in almost nothing, but transferring directly as junior status from high school, the gpa will be factored in somewhat. however, this only applies to certain private schools, the UC and CSU systems pay no attention to high school grades whatsoever.</p>

<p>i was talking in context of the UC system. I should've been more clear in my post.</p>

<p>arlight that clears up a lot thanks. Good thing too since im applying to mostly uc's maybe usc have to see how things play out. Thanks again you guys have been really insightful. Do you guys know anything about G.E. because it seems like the G.E. required for private schools and UC's are totally different. Do I basically have to pick one or the other in order to meet the requirements to transfer?</p>

<p>You can meet the requirements for both I'm sure--it's definitely true that they have very different requirements though.</p>

<p>As far as the grad school question goes, don't worry that much. The disadvantage, if there is any, is small for most programs.</p>