Looking for school to transfer to.

<p>I am attending community college as a freshmen this fall. I am currently taking 2 classes for summer. I screwed up my life in high school. I am good in math; bad in english, science, history, you name it.</p>

<p>I want to plan to transfer but don't have a college in mind. If I don't have a goal, I am afraid I will lose interest.</p>

<p>big issues in order of priority:
1. California
2. accept CC transfer
3. $$$$
4. Engineering department/programs/etc
5. Graduates?</p>

<p>Also, I have always had a life-long dream of going to MIT ever since I saw the movies "21" and "Knowing". (about a couple weeks ago off Netflex)</p>

<p>So if I do transfer to a 4-yur, possibly double major in something engineer and economics (just because Elon Musk did it and I gosta be as rich as him), will that college be transferable to MIT?</p>

<p>Harvey Mudd, Berkeley, other UCs, USC, Stanford</p>

<p>Based on what you wrote, your first step is probably to see a counselor in your present school. I think I would fixate on finding a goal before worrying about transferring. Meanwhile make sure your grades at the CC set the world on fire, because otherwise based on what you wrote, you will severely limit your choices.</p>

<p>California higher education is largely public. There are three systems UC, CSU and CC. CC's have the job to prepare just about anyone who wants to take a shot at college, or for those folks seeking two-year degrees. CSU's try to catch-all those who want a four-year degree without too much of a concern about entrance grades - or rather it use to. CSU's are now heavily impacted in the state, and as such can be more choosy than ever before. UC's tend to be a real challenge to enter. So many people want in, that they can choose as they want. So as I mentioned, send your CC scores skyward.</p>

<p>As to choosing a particular school, if your goal is math/physics/engineering the schools are all competitive and in the state you have a wide range of choices:</p>

<p>Cal Tech, Cal Poly (SLO and Pomona), Stanford, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley, San Jose State, CSU East Bay, San Francisco State, ... I won't go on. </p>

<p>First get your grades up, and see if you can pin down a goal. Then try looking at US News and World Report, Peterson's guides, or just head to local bookstore and thumb through any of the guides. Or, of course, try here :)</p>

<p>Good luck</p>

<p>Lou, that was the idea I was getting.</p>

<p>So far, for my first 2 college classes ever, it looks like I'll be getting As.</p>

<p>How about CSU San Marcos, San Diego State, or UCSD? are any of those good in the field of engineering?</p>

<p>2 A's - Very cool, glad to hear it. </p>

<p>As to your list, I really don't know that much about them. I worked with someone from SD State who graduated with a Physics degree, and his skill set was excellent (but that's a single data point). UCSD is known in a number of fields, the ones that come to mind are medicine and ocean sciences (in both cases research the term "Scripps"). San Marcos, I know nada.</p>

<p>If you have college specific questions you might try looking for specific forums on this site and ask your questions there. </p>

<p>Tip - You may want to check out the schools you're interested online for their transfer agreements. Most California publics will post which CC's can directly transfer credit, and which require a petition. Can save you some time in the long run. Here's a typical link SJSU</a> Articulation</p>

<p>Those grades prove you're serious and capable. That's what all schools want. Congrats.</p>

<p>you should definitely check out cali polytechnic state uni in san luis obispo. it's really nice there and it's located close to the beach</p>

<p>cloudmans words are true, with just a tweak, we call it cal poly, or slo (slow for S-an L-uis..), and both are loving names. cal poly is a bit of a misnomer since there is one in pomona as well, but if you hear someone say cal poly they normally mean slo. </p>

<p>in the world of engineering if i received a resume from a slo student it was an automatic interview. damn fine engineers.</p>

<p>this is a tough school to get into, heavily impacted. if you choose this route try searching for backdoors. for example, there are cc's that teach entry level architecture that have transfer agreements with slo. in the cc score a high average (not sure what average) and slo must accept you. but if you want better answers for this method try asking a specific question about "transfer agreements" in this forum or in the california forum, or contact the school directly.</p>