Pre-Reqs and UCLA

<p>I currently am hoping to transfer out after one more year at a JC. my goal is to transfer to UCLA. but given my current academic plan i will look like this:</p>

<p>Major: Chemistry
GPA: 3.7
-Completed IGETC
EC: Honors society/pageant of the masters/half-year internship etc
CS: 200+ hours
-Worked 40 hours/week this year</p>

<p>my main dilemma though is, i cannot fit 10 major prep courses in by the end of next year, i will only have 6 out of the 11 required, completed.</p>

<p>is this an automatic "rejection"?</p>

<p>would doing the transfer alliance program be a smarter choice here?</p>

<p>realistically, is there any chance of me transferring to UCLA in one year?</p>

<p>somebody please help :/</p>

<p>Chemistry major may be different but for other impacted majors I have heard that if you are missing 2 or more prereqs its automatic denial..</p>

<p>how can u not finish the 10 major pre courses in 2 years......</p>

<p>@shadwnabehrens - Chemistry does not seem to be a very impacted major </p>

<p>Chemistry (includes
General Chemistry)</p>

<p>Number applied: 272
Number admitted: 183
Avg GPA admitted: 3.49</p>

<p>ya you may have more flexibility.. you can always try to complete the majority of the classes that you can and apply! I am a psych major and if you were missing 1 prereq they would deny you..</p>

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ya you may have more flexibility.. you can always try to complete the majority of the classes that you can and apply! I am a psych major and if you were missing 1 prereq they would deny you..

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<p>Psych has easy pre-reqs thats why.</p>

<p>I would finish as much chemistry/math requirements as possible and hope for the best. There is not point in transferring early if you are missing a lot of pre-reqs. Like if you are missing a year of o-chem.. What are you going to be taking when you transfer? A year of o-chem. Only difference is that you have a pay a whole lot more. Plus it is better take it your cc cause you can avoid the 30 series?</p>

<p>I would try to finish up physics and math up to multivariable calculus if you can't finish o-chem because you need to finish that to start taking p-chem.</p>

<p>Oh and also have you considered chemical engineering too? You should look into that.</p>

<p>I have actually looked into Chemical engineering a good amount. it was my intended major at first, but i decided to go for a more generic chemistry degree, then pursue chemical engineering.</p>

<p>do you have any info on chemical engineering?</p>

<p>my plan is to have taken</p>

<p>Chem1a/1b
Math3a/3b/3c
Physics4a</p>

<p>leaving 2 physics courses, 1 math course, and 2 ochem courses. </p>

<p>should i take a different approach to this? (i do not want to stay at a ccc for another year just because of that. i am in dire need of leaving home.</p>

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do you have any info on chemical engineering?

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<p>No but it has more opportunities available to them than a chemist. I would recommend it cause your coursework is going to be difficult regardless. Might as well be compensated well.</p>

<p>I think most chemist jobs will be in research/quality control. </p>

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my plan is to have taken</p>

<p>Chem1a/1b
Math3a/3b/3c
Physics4a</p>

<p>leaving 2 physics courses, 1 math course, and 2 ochem courses.</p>

<p>should i take a different approach to this? (i do not want to stay at a ccc for another year just because of that. i am in dire need of leaving home.

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<p>I would finish as many pre-reqs as possible and keep your GPA high. If you don't get in, it won't be no biggie cause you will still be busy with a lot of courses and can try again next year.</p>

<p>Im guessing the chemical engineering major is a lot different to apply for since its not in the normal college of letters and science category.</p>

<p>also it seems to be a pretty tough major to get into (14 out of 140 accepted last year).</p>

<p>i wonder if a chemistry degree would lead to a pursuit in chem eng?</p>