Inter-UC Transfer Chances?

<p>I just finished my first year at UCSC and would like to know my chances for transferring to the Berkeley or L.A. campuses as a Computer Engineering (or related EE/CS field) major. Here is a record of my progress at UCSC:</p>

<p>Entered: Fall 2009
Major: Computer Engineering (concentration: Computer Systems)
Minor: Information Systems and Technology Management
Total Units: 82.5 (Planning on adding 4-8 additional units with Summer school at a community college)
Cumulative GPA (at UCSC only): 3.83 ("Minus" grades subtract 0.3 points; "plus" grades add 0.3, except for A+) - Dean's Honors for all quarters present at UCSC.
Ethnicity: White
Location: California resident for over a decade. (Not OOS.)</p>

<p>Major Classes:
Differential Calculus: A (Transferred)
Integral Calculus: A-
Multivariate Calculus: A
Discrete Mathematics: A-
Intro. to Computer Science: A
Intro. to Computer Networking: A
Computer Systems and Assembly Language: A
Computer Systems and Assembly Language Lab: A
Logic Design: A- (Upper division)
Logic Design Lab: A- (Upper division)
Intro. to C Programming: B+
Intro. to C Programming Lab: A+</p>

<p>Extracurriculars:
Member for one year of the UCSC Badminton team.
Member for one year of the UCSC Wind Ensemble. (Clarinetist for 10 years.)
Intern at a Silicon Valley healthcare+technology company. Primary focus in mobile applications development.</p>

<p>High School record:
I have no idea if this is relevant or not, but here it is...
UC GPA: 3.6X? (Somewhere around there. Had a less-than adequate first three years, but improved my senior year GPA to 4.4.)
SAT I: 1920 (CR: 620, M: 640, W: 660)
SAT II: Math II: 690, Spanish with Listening: 630
Extracurriculars: Music, Spanish poetry recitation, Mexican folkloric dance, Astronomy club, badminton.
Awards: John Philip Sousa Award, Bank of America Foreign Language Award</p>

<p>Other Information:
Qualified writer - earned a score of 10 on the UC AWPE.
(Essay should be competitive.)</p>

<p>Thanks in advance for your feedback!</p>

<p>your chances seem very good in my opinion. UCLA and Berkeley are extremely strict on applicants completing the pre-reqs for their applied major, so make sure you look into each university's requirements. i know Berkeley rejects those who are missing 2 or more pre-reqs, which is why i'm almost certain i was rejected from there, but i finished all for UCLA and will be attending fall '10. i was also a UC inter-campus transfer</p>

<p>i would say you have a good chance for ucla, and berk if you have a reallllly good essay, make sure to have a compelling reason for uc uc transfer, because less than 1% of uc to uc transfers are accepted</p>

<p>^ lol waaaay more than 1% of UC-UC transfers are accepted.</p>

<p>"make sure to have a compelling reason for uc uc transfer, because less than 1% of uc to uc transfers are accepted"</p>

<p>Not true at all. No compelling reason is required, and a good number of UC-UC transfers are accepted to both Cal and UCLA. Depending on your major, around 20-30%.</p>

<p>**oops, i stand corrected. i was looking at the csu to uc stats. for uc to uc, it is at about 6.2% admission rate (specifically for ucla). but it is no where near 20-30% unless you are applying to a major that no one else wants (and w/your stats, i would assume you're aiming higher). so no, it is not "way" more than 1%, and it is not 20-30%. you do need a somewhat "compelling" reason (vocab by the uc standards) to transfer to a competitive uc, or at least that's what they (uc website) say. they even state in the application essay portion (usually the third, "extra" one) to state the reasoning behind your transfer out of another uc.</p>

<p>^^ i think you're confusing admission rate with percentage of applications.</p>

<p>If you look at UCLA, they have a 23.31% admission rate for inter-campus transfers for fall'10. </p>

<p>source: <a href="http://www.admissions.ucla.edu/prospect/adm_tr/Tr_Prof10.htm%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.admissions.ucla.edu/prospect/adm_tr/Tr_Prof10.htm&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Also, there's no extra prompt for intercampus transfers. have you actually filled out the application before? The third prompt just asks for additional information that isn't in the other part of your applications.</p>

<p>HigherHopes certainly is higher</p>

<p>i guess we are looking at it in different ways. if you look right next to that stat, it shows that 3.88% are admitted (this is of all transfer applicants). so yes, if you mean among only uc to uc transfers, then yeah, it's about 23% then. but if you're taking about all other transfers, then it is 3.88 (my 6.2% stat earlier was wrong/ based on old stats system). so if you mean among only other uc to uc apps (which, now that i think about it, makes more sense), then i stand corrected again. i guess i should have worded it more comprehensibly haha.</p>

<p>There really isn't a different way to look at it. The 3.88% figure is not an admission statistic. It is merely the proportion of admitted students that are from UCs. It is like looking at the percentage california residents that that are admitted and determining your chances from that. It shouldn't be used as a metric for determining the odds of admission. If you used your same logic, CCC transfers have a 93% admission rate which is ridiculous.</p>

<p>the way i see it is that of the students they admit, 93% are ccc, and 3.88% are uc to uc. How is that ridiculous? and how is that not logical? why would they post that in their stats if it was illogical?
i can understand that it shouldn't be used as a metric for odds at admission, which is why i stated that i should have clarified that initially.</p>

<p>Your interpretation of the statistic as a measurement of admission rate is illogical because there is survivorship bias. An admission rate is #admitted/#applied. What you are looking at is #UC admitted/#admitted. There is survivorship bias when you ignore those that applied and didn't get in. Similar to how mutual fund statistics can claim to be in the top 100 in the past 10 years by ignoring the mutual funds that no longer exist.</p>

<p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivorship_bias%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivorship_bias&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>haha dude, you are putting way too much thought into this. i already admitted that my initial post was clearly ambiguous, as i did not extensively research it as you did. furthermore, the OP already has acceptable stats which makes him a likely candidate, so i figured stating the percentage of uc to uc admits overall would be helpful. so you have no more to prove, and i won't bother clicking that link.</p>