Community college classes to increase chances?

<p>I have just finished my freshman year of college. I am thinking of transferring to a better college after my sophomore year. I have > 3.8 gpa from my freshman year and > 2200 on my SAT. I am planning on getting a 4.0 for the next two semesters. However, if I were to transfer, they would only see my grades for freshman year and first semester of sophomore year. Also, the classes that I took for freshman year I feel might be underwhelming-looking.</p>

<p>So, I was wondering if taking community college classes and getting A's in them would increase my chances at transferring into a top college such as Georgetown or UC Berkely. The thing is, my college does not put community college grades on university transcipts. They just give you a "passed" as long as you got above a C at community.</p>

<p>Would getting A's in community classes over summer increase my chances at getting into a top university?</p>

<p>Thank you guys!</p>

<p>No .</p>

<p>Since everyone applying for junior year is in the same boat, you might be better off persuing an extracurricular/ job/ internship. You would have to submit a transcript from every college you attend if you take summer classes at the CC.</p>

<p>Thanks for the responses.</p>

<p>I forgot to mention: I took 3.25 classes instead of 4 classes my first semester. My advisor was bad and I didn't realize that one of the classes that I chose (an arts class) was only worth .25 of a class. I will have completed 15.5 classes instead of the regular 16 by the end of my sophomore year. Additionally, I do not have AP credit.</p>

<p>Does this change anything?</p>

<p>No, that wont make any difference.</p>

<p>Thanks so much!</p>

<p>Any other opinions?</p>

<p>I transferred from a community college, and many advisers there told me that colleges look less favorably upon community college courses. My adviser at my current college (Barnard) has admitted that he and other professors in Columbia's math department do in fact share that point of view. So, I don't know how much that could help...</p>