Chances at Berkeley (OOS)

<p>HS Stats:</p>

<p>-Crappy HS record, but major upward trend
-3.1 UW, 3.35 W (3.6 UW senior year)
-Fairly rigorous courseload, 2-3 Honors/year and 3 APs total
-28 ACT composite, 12 writing
-Average ECs (track, volunteering, etc)</p>

<p>College Stats (I've stepped up my game considerably)</p>


<p>-Sophmore standing
-Political science major
-13 AP/retroactive credits+43 taken credits= 56 total credits
-3.92 cumulative GPA (One B, one B+, 10 As, one A+)
-Write for largest student paper on campus</p>


<p>bump 10 char. Please?</p>

<p>yeah you have a good shot but since your not cc then you will be at disadvantage</p>

<p>By "CC" do you mean community college? Does UC Berkeley look more faovorable on community college transfers than those from respected four-year colleges?</p>

<p>yes. respected or not 4 year college, it doesnt matter.</p>

<p>not only that but california community colleges always get first priority amongst everyone else so being out of state and at a four-year college puts you at quite a disadvantage.</p>

<p>I guess I don't understand the rationale. A high GPA at a top ten public is < a similar GPA (or slightly lower, judging by the profiles on here) at a Community College?</p>


<p>If I understand correctly, you're not double disadvantaged. I haven't seen anything to indicate that a community college OOS student has anything over a university OOS student. California Community College students get top priority, and after that, depending perhaps on the school, it's other California transfers and then OOS transfers.</p>

<p>One thing that's unclear in your question is whether you're applying for Sophomore level standing, or if you're currently a Sophomore and are applying for an upper division transfer. This will affect your chances.</p>


<p>Well as a state college the University of California schools that are supported by the state tax dollars has to give preference to the states residents who pay the dollars. CCCs get priority over everybody else because the students are mostly California residents that need to transfer to four year schools. UC and CSU students do not have priority over CC students when transferring because these students already are at a four year school and will be able to receive their Bachelors degree at those institutions. So it is not a priority for them to transfer to another institution. (from the states perspective) where CC students that are seeking bachelors must transfer to a four year school so it is a priority to them. Chances are you are more qualified than many students that will get accepted to Berkeley however you do not pay the tax dollars that funds these schools so you will not be given priority over California residents. The same thing goes for your home state, if I wanted to transfer to a public institution in your state you will have priority over Ca residents.</p>

<p>But don't worry you have good stats and will be competitive. However you are applying to the social science division which is very competitive.</p>

<p>^gotcha. That said, could you estimate my chances?</p>

<p>I am not very good with out out of state transfer chances but It is going to be very competitive. In fall 2007 330 non California residents applied to Berkeley but only 32 got accepted which comes out to 10.3%. And I don't know if it is going to be even more competitive for you since you are applying to a competitive division which will it make more difficult for you to get in. You are really looking at a little bit less competitive transfer rate than Ivie league schools so it will be tough. But you do have great stats applying from a great school so you do have a chance. What ever the case the best of luck to you.</p>

<p>BTW, why do you want to transfer if you're already at a "top ten public" university?</p>

<p>^to be at a "top one" public university. Plus, I absolutely love Berkeley and the cold weather here is grinding me down (-25 wind chill today).</p>