Can i transfer with this GPA? Out of state?

<p>I'm currently attending Montgomery County Community College in Maryland. I wanted to transfer out soon and was wondering about my options. My GPA will likely be ~3.15 by the end of this semester. This fall semester would be my 3rd year now(Though i took 1 fall semester off last year). My grades have increased throughout my time at Montgomery College. I lost a parent in my first semester of college and i had a hard time dealing with that. I became extremely lazy and pretty much avoided any type of mental or physical work. I'm trying to do what i can to pull myself out of this and ideally i want to send my transfer applications after Fall Semester this year.</p>

<p>I wanted to know if there is any chance i can transfer with that GPA. I know theres a program to get into Maryland University but i never signed up for it and i dont think ill meet the requirements by the end of fall. Is there still a shot of me getting into Maryland without a program to stand on? How about the other schools in Maryland that are a little worse like Towson, Salisbury and etc? </p>

<p>Also i wanted to get out of state, specifically California if i can. I was wondering if there is any shot of me being able to transfer to any mediocre+ schools in California?</p>

<p>I’d choose U of M if planned on staying in Maryland. If you want to move to Cali then the best ones within reach for you are…</p>

<p>for Northern California </p>

<p>Chico State
Pros: Affordable, clean, nice campus, great academics, college party town, with very good public transportation around Chico.
Cons: can get hot, isolated inland and few hours from the beach thus would need a car too see all the diverse beauty throughout the area.</p>

<p>for SF Bay Area:</p>

<p>Cal State East Bay (formerly Hayward State)
Pros: one of the most affordable tuition costs for educational value in the US, highly underrated but still highly ranked in it’s class for Western Schools, smaller to medium size classes, modern classrooms, dorms/apartments, and facilities, great professors, quarter system, close proximity to San Jose and Berkeley/Oakland
Cons: even though Hayward is one of the more affordable regions of the bay area it is one of the lesser desirable parts as well. More of a commuter college since Hayward is more boring than dangerous but is on the opposite side of the bay from SF and 30 miles away. You would love the school as its on a hill and has a nice view of SF. Public transportation around Hayward is alright but doable since Bart is right there. The best option is to live roughly 20 miles away in a more lively area and be willing to commute to class. Note: Hayward is the main campus with most offerings but there are satellite campuses in Oakland, Walnut Creek, and Concord area which are cooler east bay locations than Hayward.</p>

<p>for LA area:</p>

<p>CSU Northridge
Pros: good medium to large school with good transportation around town and throughout the valley, moderately affordable housing, quality modern dorms and facilities, great professors, decent social life, proximity to LA, has lots of trees which helps keep it a lil cooler
Cons: nicer part of the valley but still kinda isolated and hot, Public Transportation in LA is awesome but its a huge area overall and highly congested. Again if you wanted to check out the hot spots throughout the LA region you’d be way better off having and driving your own car.</p>

<p>conclusion: these are considered secondary type state schools more due to being in second to primary pick locations for hip urban lifestyles. They are just as good as SDSU, SFSU, and SJSU which are in major cities but not as impacted because of that. In many ways the administrations are better as they tend to make lesser mistakes and easier to deal with.</p>

<p>How much can you/ your family afford to pay? If it’s not a lot, it’s likely that in state schools will be your most affordable option. On the other hand, if finances are less of a concern, then I’m sure there are privates in CA/MD who will take students with > 3.0 gpa. </p>

<p>Have you met with an advisor at your CC?</p>

<p>The transfer advisors at MC are excellent. Visit the transfer office on the campus where you have most of your classes, and make friends with one or more of them. They will be able to help you find out more about your options in the Maryland public university system and at other places.</p>

<p>You should also plan to attend Transfer Information Day on at least one campus. Here is the link from the MC website [Transfer</a> Days at Montgomery College](<a href=“]Transfer”> Many colleges and universities will have representatives at this event. Even though this is Happykid’s first semester, she will be going so that she can find out about her options.</p>

<p>Wishing you all the best!</p>

<p>There are plenty of CA colleges that would be possible, but affording them will be key and yes, they will be mediocre.</p>

<p>Thanks alot for the help guys. As for what i can afford i think i can pull off around 20ish tuition with my financial aid if i get a job. and maybe my family can help me out or i can get a loan for living expenses. </p>

<p>I looked up the schools you mentioned Kmazza and they seem just slightly below the level of school id like to attend. I think ill take your advice and try to get into Maryland. </p>

<p>Im going to talk to the transfer adviser tomorrow like you recommended happymomof1. I see that alot of state universities do transfer programs like MTAP where all you have to do is get a 3.0 gpa or something at a local community college. Is there any catch to these programs ie. me being obligated to any commitment?</p>

<p>Ask the counselors about MTAP. It is my understanding that is is more a case of the university guaranteeing that you will be a junior when you arrive, and that specific courses will apply for your major, than it is a case of you saying that you absolutely will attend the university in question.</p>