How competitive is it to transfer to UC Berkeley&UCLA as a asian languages major?

<p>How competitive is it to transfer to UC Berkeley as a Asian languages major?</p>

<p>Background: I graduated high school with a 3.8 GPA and (4.1 weighted) ALOT of extracurricular activities, messed up senior year of high school due to mental illness, rescinded from UCLA Business Econ due to that. I thought things would turn around, but my first year of Community College was worse and landed in the Emergency room. </p>

<p>So, I messed up the fall semester of my college freshmen year, currently working on my spring semester work. I will be finishing all of the Economics Prereqs freshmen year due to all my AP credits. I am planning to officially change my major to Asian Languages and literature and taking chinese and japanese. I currently speak fluent Korean, Japanese, and conversational Chinese. I plan to take all the language license exams for those languages before I apply. I have a really low gpa (2.53) from Fall semester. I am a Associated Students Publicy senate member, applying to be a Associated students Senator next fall, and doing research at a Museum/cultural center for an exhibit.</p>

<p>Any advice or information would be appreciated, thanks.</p>

<p>I don’t think Cal or UCLA or any UC’s admit based on major. Maybe engineering students are considered separately.</p>

<p>Advice: raise that GPA. 2.53 won’t even get you looked at. Since you are applying as Jr transfer, high school grades won’t matter at all, they simply don’t care about that anymore. Finish all requirements and distinguish yourself with EC’s and apply. The median range of GPA’s for Letters and Science at Cal was something like 3.7-4.0, to give you a hint at the competition.</p>

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<p>You can see UCLA’s profile right here. Berkeley will be about the same. </p>

<p>Langauges are one of the easiest majors to transfer into. With that said you still need a 3.4-3.6 to be competitive. </p>

<p>With a 2.53 you will probably be rejected. They want to see how well you do in college level courses to determine who well you will do after transfer. For that reason you will most likely need to stay at CC another year to bring that GPA up. </p>

<p>You need a 3.0 just for your application to be reviewed by UC Berkeley.</p>

<p>Look at UCR’s dual language major…you could easily get in there I am sure. Raise the GPA by the semester you submit you app and you will be more competitive. I don’t think it is that hard. I applied as Spanish for this semester, and I think I will get into UCLA. I have a 4.0 though.Look up on each college’s website the" average transfer gpa by major". I think Spanish is like a 3.6. I hear that Davis is the best for languages- and that came from a prof I had at my college who went there for their grad degree. Berkeley is prob really competitive though. Just look at the gpa. If you do ■■■■ with your free time and can write it down, and have a high gpa, you have a great shot.</p>

<p>Additional info: 2.53 is not my final GPA when I would apply. I still have the current spring semester and sophomore year. @ccnube @ocnative @bomerr Thank you for your replies. :)</p>

<p>Just a tiny suggestion would be to use your articles correctly- you typically use “an” before the use of a vowel. An apple, an orange, and in this case an Asian/ an associated. I am not saying this to be rude or a grammar Nazi as all of your other grammar is impeccable. I just would really hate to see you write an application somewhere and the staff scrutinizes your paper as they see it has errors. </p>