Canadian University student transferring to UC, question!!

<p>I am a student at SFU. It is one of the best univs in Canada, so I found it really hard to achieve a high GPA here. I am striving for a ~3.8, but in order to do that I kinda gave up doing extracurricular activities. </p>

<p>Really really important questions: </p>

<p>1.Do UCLA/UCB consider about the universities we are in when evaluating our profiles?
2. Do scholarships received give us any better look?
3. I am majoring in Psychology, do I need to take a lot of relevant courses outside the Major Requirement to make me appear more dedicated into this field?</p>

<p>1.Yes, school of attendance is a very important factor. Within the U.S., the UCs give priority first to applicants from California community colleges. All other applicants from other U.S. institutions are given second priority. I am not sure what their policies are for international transfer students. However for reference, the admit rate to UCLA as a transfer from a non-US institution is 2.63%. </p>

<p>Profile</a> of Transfers from Intl Schls - 11 Fall - UCLA Undergraduate Admissions</p>

<p>I don't know if Berkley is more accessible for international transfers or not. </p>

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<li><p>Scholarships will definitely make you a stronge applicant. They probably fall under the category of "Award."</p></li>
<li><p>Taking relevant Psychology electives will definitely make you more competitive as it demonstrates interest. However, you should make completion of pre-requisites your highest priority.</p></li>
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