Satisfying UC Berkeley transfer requirements as well as Stanford's

<p>Hello everyone, </p>

<p>Being new to this forum as well as to whole US Education system, I will be extremely grateful if you answer a few of my questions regarding transfer to Stanford and UC Berkeley. I am sorry if my thread is just a repitition of another one on this forum; I tried to search answers for my questions but couldn't have found them.</p>

<p>Here's the problem:
I am currently a California Community College student, majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology to transfer. My top college transfer choices are UC Berkeley and Stanford. But while I have already learned about UC Transfer Program and requirements of Berkeley, I am a little bit confused about my transfer eligiblity to Stanford. Because transferring to Berkeley to Molecular and Cell Biology major requires more than 60 semester units of solely chemistry, physics and math in order to satisfy low division major req's, I wonder if having more than 70 semester units from CC can make me ineligible to apply as a transfer student to Stanford (As far as I am concerned, Stanford allows to transfer a maximum of 60 semester units) Or if Stanford just accepts 60 semester units from 70 units of CC classes and doesn't care about the excessive units? I am really sorry if that's the basics I am not aware of. The whole edu system is new to me and I am really trying to get more insight into it.</p>

<p>Also, Is there anyone who succesfully managed to satisfy both rigorous biology major and seven-breadth req's of UC Berkeley and extensive Stanford's requirements, concentrated in various subjects of interest?</p>

<p>Do you have any advice for me about satisfying requirements of both universities?</p>

<p>Thank you for your time and your help.</p>

<p>PS Please don't tell me about how nil are my chances of getting accepted to Stanford as a transfer student. I am aware about the number of students Stanford offers transfer admission as well as about the briliance and extraordinary excellence of these students.</p>

<p>Thank you so much again.</p>


<p>I’m also a CCC student majoring in MCB. My top choices are the same as yours as well. I’m a bit acquainted with the requirements for Stanford and Berkeley… but I don’t trust them very much since the requirements seem to be changing from time to time.</p>

<p>For Stanford, however, based upon some research I did, it seems like 39 quarter units is the minimum unit you need to have to transfer. I haven’t read anything about maximum.
[Stanford</a> University: Common Data Set 2010-2011](<a href=“]Stanford”> </p>

<p>Hope that helps!</p>

<p>Good luck on transferring!</p>

<p>Im from virginia and instead of matching with Stanford and UC I’m trying to fulfill the requirements for guaranteed acceptance to UVA and William and Mary. I’m overloading credits- 22-24- for summer, next fall and spring for the year of ochem and calcphysics. But I wasted about 6 credits early on taking business calc -_- So I guess you might have to overload 1 or 2 semesters if not just taking summer classes. Good luck!</p>


<p>Thanks. That helped a bit. Since at least now I know that I am not the only one who was doing research, but haven’t found anything regarding maximum transfer unit limits :)</p>

<p>Good luck to you as well! :)</p>

<p>guavajuicelover, </p>

<p>I have just found from the website you have posted that…“D13. Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a two-year institution:
Number: 90 Unit type: quarter” So, maximum transfer credit is 60 semester units.</p>

<p>One more thing:</p>

<p>Do you think that Stanford’s transfer policy regarding CCC students will be quite the same as UCB’s? In UCB it won’t hurt a CC student to earn more than 70 semester units to transfer. UCB will just transfer all units possible within the transfer policy and the rest of credits will be counted to GPA etc…</p>

<p>it will not hurt you to have more credits than are allowed to transfer. You are applying from a community which you can not graduate from and they know that. They also know that even if you have a lot and math and science out of the way, there are plenty of classes to choose from at Stanford to fill up the required 2 years or study to obtain a degree from Stanford. Having too many credits would only be a problem for someone at a 4 year school, ie. someone in Junior or Senior standing.</p>


<p>Thank you for answering my question! Now everything has cleared up:)</p>