interesting article.

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<p>Very sad times ahead of us :/. It makes me feel like a majority of us are collectively getting short-changed. Since we are all trying to transfer, what do you guys think?</p>

<p>As long as we get in done. I’m glad that I’m transferring(if everything goes as planned).
I guess If I was getting the short end of the stick I would be more emotional.</p>

<p>“The benefits of higher education are at or near all-time
highs, with wages for workers with a bachelor’s degree
approaching twice those of a worker with only a high
school education”</p>

<p>That is what we are aiming for, right? Even if you pick a major that is not in high demand, you’ll still be more employable than the guy with out a Bachelor’s.</p>

<p>“The lower enrollment rates at UC and CSU are not the
result of a decline in the share of applicants or a lessening
of the academic qualifications of applicants. As we have
seen, the share of high school graduates who meet UC and
CSU requirements and who apply to those systems has
increased slightly over the past five years. Instead, these
recent declines in enrollment rates can be attributed both
to direct actions taken by the universities to limit enrollment and to the indirect enrollment consequences of
higher tuition. The enrollment rate declines coincide with
sharp increases in tuition, suggesting that increased tuition
has played a role.” </p>

<p>This is actually pretty appalling. It’s getting more competitive. I can’t even imagine 10 years from now. I’m pretty sure the TAG program will become obsolete…</p>

<p>That’s what I think is a little sad too. I understand that they can only fit a finite amount of people, so they have to be more selective, but they now have to be less forgiving and less sympathetic. I’m not talking about someone complaining about getting a lousy professor (which also deserves some sympathy to a certain extent), but I’m talking about the kids whose parents get cancer, or students who become deathly ill right before final exams and gets no mercy from their professors, etc etc… There’s no fair way to do it, but the margin of forgiveness is getting smaller, and if life throws you a ****ty hand, it could be the difference between acceptance or rejection. I realized how futile it is to complain, but during my freshman year, I had something like this happen to me. All was going well until life seemed to just slap me in the face. I almost died from staph, my mom developed cancer, and no one had any sympathy. Instead of withdrawing with a bunch of W’s, I stuck through and got a 2.7 for my freshman year. This last semester, I recovered completely and got close to a 4.0, but it only pulled me up to a 3.08. So while I can continue to do the best I can, my chances to transfer to most colleges has essentially been reduced to 0. Not very fair, but what can you do? Not much, right? I’m sue there are many like me who have it much worse, and these people might also get the short end. That’s just my 2 cents… sorry for the rant, but all in all, I’m extremely grateful to be alive. Being alive > college haha.</p>

<p>Umm you can TAG to 6 UC schools with a 3.2 so no, your chances to transfer are not zero. Be happy that you have a good chance to go to a decent public school, most states have but one flagship school while California has 8 UC’s in the USnews top 100.</p>