Transfer 'Chances' to UCLA from a CC

<p>Hey guys. After looking around the forums and talking to some people who I know who've transferred to UCLA, I'm feeling a bit frustrated. My CC - Sierra College, up near Sacramento - doesn't seem to offer the things that everyone says 'got them in'. The two main things that worry me are prereqs and the TAP. Sierra doesn't offer a couple of the prereqs for Comms, and the TAP isn't offered either. It just irks me to know that if I had started out at a different CC, I would be pretty much guaranteed admission. Anyways, in regards to what I have going for me, I'll have a 4.0 GPA, I'm in PTK, I'm the president of a community service club (Circle K), and I'm 17 - I graduated early from high school, so I figure that might bolster my essay a bit. I was just wondering if anyone had any advice on things I could do to improve my chances, though I figure it's a bit late as I'll be applying this coming Fall, or just what you think my chances are of being accepted into the Communications program.</p>

<p>I went to Folsom Lake College (really close to Sierra College) and I got into UCLA with a lower gpa, no PTK, no TAP, BUT I did have my prereqs completed. Really, this is the most important part. Missing the other stuff wont hurt you.</p>

<p>Ah, okay. Well, Sierra doesn't offer some of the classes that I need, but I've heard that UCLA won't count that against me since I have no way of taking them. Thanks for your help, definitely interesting to hear. What was your major?</p>

<p>I went to American River in Sacramento and am transferring to UCLA with a 3.8 GPA, no TAP, all my pre-reqs, and as a film major. What specific courses aren't offered at Sierra? I know that, for ARC, you can take some courses not offered on campus at other locations.</p>

<p>It's the Intro to Communications and one about Linguistics/Language. They offer the language class at ARC, so I was going to take it there, but there was a wait list of 20 people by the time I was able to register (since it was my first class at ARC).</p>

<p>I took classes at ARC, FLC, SCC, and CRC. The commute is definitely worth it to get those classes.</p>

<p>Hmm. Well, the only one that has one of the classes I need is ARC, so I guess I'll stick myself on the wait list just for kicks since I guess it's more important than I realized. Thanks for the input.</p>

<p>Yeah ARC super close to Sierra anyway. Remember to show up for the first day, obviously. Good luck.</p>

<p>my school didn't have tap, and i only completed 2 of the 4 prereqs. and i got into ucla. (also berk, though i had all their prereqs done)</p>

<p>Cool, thanks for all the help everyone. Hopefully it all works out.</p>

<p>Complete all the requirement classes and you will get in for sure. Got in UCLA CompSci (12% admission rate) with 3.8 and 1 missing math class (Discrete).</p>

<p>Tap certification does not help for Comm major.. just fyi- If you have a 4.0 and ALL prereqs completed you shouldn't need Tap anyway... especially with those EC's.. :) good luck! get your prereqs completed.. :)</p>

<p>Are you an officer in your ptk chapter?</p>

<p>@argothiusz, thanks for the advice, congrats!
@shawneee, oh, really? I had no idea, haha.
@Cupertinotransfr, no. I'm really not all that active - I'm much more involved with Circle K, and I feel like it's basically the same thing (except we actually do a lot more service, if I can say that).</p>

<p>Seems like the resounding message is to complete all the prereqs. Since I've got no way of taking either of the two classes I need - none of the schools near me offer them, either - hopefully they take into consideration the fact that they aren't offered at my school. </p>

<p>Does anyone know if they do take that into consideration? I'm afraid it's all going to be for naught because I wasn't able to take those classes.</p>