I joined two learning communities at my community college. One is called the Humanities Mellon Scholars, and the other is called the Honors Institute Changemakers. Because of this, I had to take a counseling class as a corequisite to my initial English class in the Fall, and I must take a humanities class every Fall, Winter, and Spring quarter. I’m a Political Science major, so I’ve used ASSIST to determine that my major prep courses are 1) American Politics, 2) Comparative Politics, 3) Western Civilization, 4) Political Theory, and 5) Statistics. I mostly take only three courses a quarter, so when Summer 2022 starts I’ll have completed three humanities classes, two English classes, American Politics, Comparative Politics, Statistics, my counseling class, and a 1 unit class on navigating community college (recommended for EOPS/CARE students).
I also participate in a program called Power 2 the Transfer Webinars (P2TT-W) through UCLA, so I will be given priority for the 2022-2023 cohort of another program (called Summer Intensive Transfer Experience Plus, or SITE+).
This upcoming summer, if I take my remaining major prep courses (Western Civilization and Political Theory), I’ll be able to apply in Fall 2022 with all my major prep complete as well as the English and Math sections on my IGETC.
If I instead decide to participate in SITE+, those remaining major prep courses will be taken in Fall 2022 and only be in progress at the time I apply for transfer.
I can’t do both, because SITE+ is not asynchronous and will likely have time conflicts with my proposed summer courses.
If major prep courses are “in progress” instead of “completed,” would I be as competitive of a UC applicant?
Is the guidance I’d receive from SITE+ worth giving up taking those two classes?