People's impression of transfer students

<p>So I know there's a thread called 'Does anyone else feel like majority of transfer students here are grossly subpar??' floating around somewhere, but I just want to know this: What are people's attitudes generally about transfer students going to Cal?</p>

<p>I mean, do people think that they are dumb generally? Or do they fit right in and people just despise them because they skipped out on lower-division stuff. Or neither?</p>

<p>I'm just interested is all. Thanks.</p>

<p>Of the transfer students I've met, I would say a large majority don't have either the intellectual ability or the maturity/motivation to do well in a competitive school like Berkeley. Sure, there are those kids who due to financial issues couldn't afford to attend 4 years of college, but the vast majority of them are inferior students who didn't try hard enough in high school and now think acing CC classes means that they are prepared to stand shoulder to shoulder with the smartest kids on the planet.</p>

<p>People just know they transferred if you ask them right? So no one really knows who transferred and who didnt?</p>

<p>Actually, transfer admits have to wear a badge. They get them on the first day of class.</p>

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but the vast majority of them are inferior students who didn't try hard enough in high school and now think acing CC classes means that they are prepared to stand shoulder to shoulder with the smartest kids on the planet.

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<p>wow. just wow. </p>

<p>but back to OPs question....yeah i agree with berry14, they don't know unless you tell them.</p>

<p>I generally don't have an ill attitude toward transfer students; however, almost every transfer student I've met so far haven't performed so well. For example, as a freshman I took a relatively easy upper division class and met transfers who struggled in it.</p>

<p>Once transfers enter through the gates beyond sproul plaza, they are branded with an ancient "T" across their foreheads. It is a mark that makes it known that they are and shall always be a "transfer", inferior to even the high school students touring campus, and for everyone to avoid them (so that they don't get infected with transferitus). On the occasion that anyone encounters the morbid transfer, it is an unwritten rule to spit on them and curse at them. We put them to work and give them terrible living accommodation (even worse than the regular crap you find in Berkeley!). Transfers are the lowest of the low and they are not tolerated anywhere near campus.</p>

<p>jk</p>

<p>When do you start taking upper div classes? I've signed up for GWS and Film Studies for the summer to cover my breadth req. but I always searched for "lower div". </p>

<p>Also, if I met a transfer student, I'd probably just be nice to them and show them around or tell them about the campus..? Unless they're rude or something but I'd welcome them to the campus. It kind of depends on the people that you meet (if you're a transfer), but no ones going to hate you if you are, and if they did, it would be because of the personality. The dumb people that I meet everyday are the people who judge without getting to know somewhere and caring about material things/looks.</p>

<p>If I had to rank Berkeley's population, excluding maintenance staff, professors and graduate students, it would go like this (from most respected to least respected; where two or more criteria overlap, the lowest ranked one should be considered only):</p>

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<li>EECS kids (identified by having an Indian appearance, huge glasses and a robotic arm sticking out of their back; due to the nature of their studies, you will never actually encounter one).</li>
<li>Undergraduates doing normal subjects (i.e. the remaining engineering fields, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry and MCB)</li>
<li>Hobos</li>
<li>Transfer students (identified by a huge red exclamation mark above their heads)</li>
<li>Undergraduates doing a fake major (i.e. every non-MCB/chemistry biology major, all the arts, social sciences etc.)</li>
<li>Tourists with Nikon cameras</li>
<li>People shouting "hello how are you today?" to me from 30 feet or anyone else that tries to interfere with my walking dynamics at Sather Gate/Sproul Plaza</li>
<li>Tourists with cheap cameras</li>
<li>Kids playing ultimate frisbee in the sunshine (Memorial Glade), right around the time when I am heading to Stanley to write my midterm</li>
<li>High school kids touring the campus</li>
<li>All protesters, except...</li>
<li>Obese protesters going on a hunger strike right before finals week</li>
<li>Anyone trying to look "professional", mainly kids who are in business fraternities etc.</li>
</ol>

<p>Can we please shut up about transfers already? Please!</p>

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10. High school kids touring the campus

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<p>lol yeah, especially the one's from their AVID class who won't even manage a 1500 on the SAT. </p>

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9. Kids playing ultimate frisbee in the sunshine (Memorial Glade), right around the time when I am heading to Stanley to write my midterm

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<p>I saw that too! and the morons flying kites near the library.</p>

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I saw that too! and the morons flying kites near the library.

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What's wrong with flying kites? Why do you call them morons?</p>

<p>LOL LOL LOL LOL. Some of you people are so bitter and separated from reality. It's quite funny to read though, so carry on.</p>

<p>Lots of people on this thread with serious superiority issues.</p>

<p>To the OP, generally, you don't know unless you ask and I'm not sure why anyone would ask. The only way I can tell is some look a bit (and sometimes a lot) older than me. Generally, but not always, more mature attitude. Generally, but not always, friendly and able to multi-task, since a lot of them have spent more time juggling work and studies (something that impresses me, seriously). Some, but not all, more focused on where they want to go with their career following undergrad.</p>

<p>My attitude, as you can probably guess, is that I have a really good attitude about transfer students (that I know are transfer students). They have different experiences than I do and I can learn from that.</p>

<p>Please. Stop. These. Threads.</p>

<p>LOL...</p>

<p>I know several engineering transfer students in TBP (3.8+ gpa) and other honor societies. I also personally know of a few of transfers going on to complete their phd's/masters in mechanical engineering at Berkeley/MIT/etc.</p>

<p>But I also know a couple of transfer students in engineering who are really struggling with the engineering course work because there really isn't anything like it in community college.</p>

<p>So you know, they are just like TYPICAL berkeley students who get in the "normal" way. You have the students that struggle, and the students that really do well.</p>

<p>Most of the Berkeley students are from California. Which means they already suck at life.</p>

<p>Aite, well, as the OP, let's just let this thread die now. Didn't mean to cause any conflict and/or establish a sort of hierarchy. Tho I'll admit BioE25's post gave me a good laugh.</p>

<p>don't care, never did</p>