General transfer question for people who have successfully transferred.

<p>What academic plan, if any did you follow? I understand that if you applied to only a few schools or public institutions that have definable academic tracks then this question is easier to solve. </p>

<p>Has anyone followed a definable academic track (e.g. IGETC) and successfully applied to out of state or private institutions. I'm sure there are, would those that have care elaborate on their experiences? </p>

<p>Thanks in advance.</p>

<p>I didnt, but if you are applying to out of state or private schools, whats the point? Your best bet is to take gen ed classes that you think will satisfy your requirements at another institution. I dont see how following an academic plan would be any better than picking your own gen ed courses.</p>

<p>I took general ed classes and got accepted to Rochester Institute of Technology, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, and UTexas Austin. Honestly if I did it again I would take the same path.</p>

<p>Ha,</p>

<p>The point is that you would follow something like IGETC so that you would still be able to transfer to UCs in case you get denied from private and out of state institutions.</p>

<p>Not one. I took required courses for my major, but did plenty of exploration on my own (and took literally one general education requirement). If it's a priority to graduate in four years, take classes that will likely transfer (e.g., Classical Mythology, hard sciences, math). Check with your prospective schools to see what kinds of classes they offer and take comparable ones.</p>

<p>IMHO, take courses you find interesting and perhaps off your beaten path, especially upper division seminars or smaller classes if you can. You will likely do better in them and they can help you cultivate relationships with great professors, who can write equally great recommendations for you.</p>

<p>Thanks for the posts so far.</p>

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The point is that you would follow something like IGETC so that you would still be able to transfer to UCs in case you get denied from private and out of state institutions.

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ok, your original post made it seem like you wouldnt be applying to UCs
in which case, you would probably be following some sort of plan anyways</p>