Is transfering easier?

<p>If I wanted to transfer to a college I was rejected or waitlisted from could I get in?</p>

<p>transferring is definitely easier than applying straight out of HS. usually states have agreements with community colleges so you're pretty much guaranteed entry if you keep your grades up (2.4 minimum-CA) and get all your GE's out of the way. it also doesn't hurt to tack on a few articulated courses. you'd also save ridiculous amounts of money. But, that's if your school of choice is a state school. other universities probably have similar policies on transfers, but i'm not exactly an expert.</p>

<p>From what I've seen, in some schools the acceptance rate is a tad bit higher, while in others lower. Not many schools with a dramatic gap in freshman and transfer admit rate.</p>

<p>So, I wouldn't say it's really easier, it's just another chance. Depends how well you do in college.</p>

<p>Going to a JC does save a lot of money. You also get the student teacher ratio to your advantage. But transferring into a university as opposed to entering as a freshman is not more or less advantageous. They both have its perks.</p>

<p>This is an interesting topic since there are so many views here. I'm going to use UCLA from a CCC example, since that is what I know best... </p>

<p>One of the things that has always really bugged me is that in the case of my CC, they started coming talking to students freshmen year of High School and giving them the idea that they could go to the CC, pass their classes, and that schools like UCLA would let them in. I think that it does get downplayed a bit just how hard it actually is to transfer. For example, I knew a girl last year that applied to UCLA with a 2.2 GPA (I think it was a 2.2, may have been a little higher or a little lower) and expected to get in. Her rational was that she had never failed a class (though she had several D's) and that counselors from the CC told her that after two years the UC's had to take her. She is not the only person that had that misconception. You're still going to need to have good grades at the CC level if you want to transfer to a top school. </p>

<p>So to answer your question is transferring easier then freshmen admissions. In many cases yes, I believe it is easier. However just because it's easier does not necessarily mean it's easy.</p>

<p>yeah, there's no way you'd be able to slack off in a JC and still get into a top school. the 2.4 GPA minimum for transfers only makes you ELIGILBLE for transfer. you might get into a school like UCR, but for schools like UCLA you have to stay competitive. avg. transfer GPA for UCLA and Berkeley is a 3.5(still much more attainable than the 4++ you'd have to have out of HS). to get an edge you'd also have to take classes that satisfy the lower division prep classes for your major. Still, the avg. GPA of applicants is a 3.3 and HALF are admitted. keep a competitive GPA and you've got an awesome shot. go to your JC transfer center and get info on TAG and GATE- i'm pretty sure they're contracts for gauranteed admission.</p>

<p>For example if I went to Syracuse or Union and I happened to not like it, could I get into a university like Bucknell if I was originally rejected.</p>

<p>so if I got a 3.8 in JC, does it mean I have a good shot to get into UT or UVA business program?</p>

<p>I would think so. I don't know a whole lot about those schools, but I'm sure that being rejected once before doesn't hurt your chances. Schools like to admit transfer students. They're generally more mature and they bring different experiences that "contribute to the vitality of the university". Keep your grades up (aim for a 4.0 if you can) and you won't have a problem. you can even apply as a sophomore next year if you want and write an addmissions essay about how you've matured, what you've learned from your experience, and why you want to transfer- admissions love that stuff. (but also keep in mind that for sophmore transfer you still need to submit SAT scores.) work hard and show your dedication to your studies even though you may not like your school and you'll be fine:) </p>

<p>a 3.8 is great for transfer, but business programs can be really popular, from what i understand, so they might be more selective about admits. If you've taken all your general requirements and you've finished (or at least come close to finishing) your lowerdivision courses I'd say you've got a really good shot.</p>