Community College

<p>I am going to attend community college this fall and want to transfer to UC Berkeley. I want to transfer after one year. I only have 16 credits and need 44 for more, would it be wise to try and do all that in one year? are there any tests that i can take for credit(UCB doesnt offer credit for CLEP exams). I really want to transfer after one year, any advice?</p>

<p>Why? Enjoy the low tuition and your family's company while it lasts. I think it'll be a stretch to aim for twice as many credits as you already have finished. You might:</p>

<p>1). Screw up your grades
2). Screw up your learning, so that when you actually get to Berkeley you'll find yourself at odds against the undergraduates who have actually covered the material properly
3). Be stressed even before the rigors Berkeley will offer you. </p>

<p>Just take your time and talk to your CC counselor.</p>

<p>It's possible, but probably not advisable. It's a bit easier if your CCC offers a winter intersession.</p>

<p>If you're a math, science, or engineering major, I'd really suggest you take your time and not rush things. If you're majoring in English, history, philosophy, etc., you'd probably be okay, so long as you've already developed your writing skills and the like. But don't bite off more than you can chew. It's really not that hard to get a 4.0 at community college, particularly in liberal arts courses.</p>

<p>Just think about what you're getting yourself into. you have 16 units right now (i'm guessing in your fall semester) and you need 44 more. You have maybe winter session and then spring semesters. I don't even want to know how you're going to manage cramming 44 units into one and a half semesters.</p>

<p>Others on CC have said that UCB does not accept transfer after one year at CCC. Check with the University - here's the transfer link-<a href="http://students.berkeley.edu/admissions/transfer.asp"&gt;http://students.berkeley.edu/admissions/transfer.asp&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Even if you could do it, however, suggest you take the advice of other posters and wait- save money, get used to college courses, get used to working harder. My son hated Pasadena CC, especially the first year, but now that he is a smart 20 yr old going to UCLA next month, I think he agrees it was the best way to go - all his lower division and GE courses are out of the way, and he got a 4.0 his last year at CCC, which I'm sure helped him a lot in getting into UCLA in an impacted major (PoliSci). Good Luck!!</p>