So I don’t want to sound stupid but no one really bothered explaining to me the concept of one year transfers from ccc to UC’s, and I’m confused because I am looking into CCC as an option rather than directly a 4 year bc I probably wont get into UCSD (my first choice) with my gpa.
Like when you’re fresh out of high school do you apply in the fall? Or do you attend your community college for 2 quarters/ a semester and is there another application in the spring for transfers ? When do you actually get to attend the school as a one year transfer?
Because you complete your 60 credits most transfer to UC’s as juniors, if you complete the 60 credits in one year, do you transfer to the UC as a sophomore or a Junior?
And if you’re planning to use AP credit to transfer in one year, do they look at your high school grades as well?
I’ve heard that some UC’s don’t count credits for the 60 credits you need to transfer if you took the class in the summer. Is that just summer after your senior year ends or is that for any summer courses you may take?
What if I want to transfer into a biology major in UCSD, which is a capped major?
People online say that if you’re a transfer, especially a 1 year into a UC, your extracurriculars don’t matter much. Is this true? Also for internships n stuff, do they look down upon cc students compared to those at a 4 year?
Is it true that transfers are emotionally isolated from the rest of the students at the UC?
How hard is CC? It’s kinda looked down on but from what people say online it’s actually as hard as any UC ? To get into a UC as a transfer I’ll need close to, if not, straight A’s. So how hard will that be?
If someone answers this y’all don’t have to answer them all but any answers are much appreciated. Also, money really isn’t a factor for me because my parents will be paying so I’m considering a cc just for the sake of simplicity of transferring, I’ve heard that CCC students get priority over 4 year (like a cal state) to a UC.
Kinda unrelated ig but this question has been on my mind for a while: is it embarrassing to go to community college where you’ll see people from your HS where you were one of the “smart kids” ? Especially if you’re Asian and that stupid stereotype that you’re supposed to be top of the class?
There are probably more questions I’ll think of later but I think thats too many as it is now T-T