Transfer to Berkeley

<p>I am wondering what my chances are for Berkeley from a local community college as a philosophy major. </p>

<p>I am applying with a 3.923 gpa, however i do have 3 W's and 1 W in a non transferable class. i got the other 3 W's because of scheduling issues because I had a cancelled class (due to low enrollement) and my schedule got messed up. Some counselers and addmissions representatives say it doesn't matter, but some do say the W's will be a problem. So opinions really vary. I do plan to address the issue in my personal essay. I also do have some volunteer work from 2 non profit organizations. I am also a member for 3 school clubs. I have had some employment. I am also a member of TAP (transfer alliance program) and went through the mentoring programs for Berkeley.</p>

<p>Please let me know if my application looks bad.</p>

<p>anyone have any opinions??? theres views but no posts :(</p>

<p>I think you have a fairly good shot depending on how the admissions people look at the W's. If you address them and have a good reason it probably wont be a big problem.</p>

<p>You are in.</p>

<p>W's aren't that big of a deal, especially if you only have a few. It's always better to know your own limits and withdraw rather than take on an extra class that you might end up getting substandard grade. The fact that you have a high GPA means that you make wise and thoughful choices when deciding to withdraw, and that you only have 3 W's in transferrable courses means that you didn't do it too often. Plus, TAP almost guarantees you admission. If you do IGETC and you're in TAP, you'll be fine, I promise.</p>

<p>Thank you guys for the posts! I talked to another representative from Berkeley today. She said that it didn't matter if you have a few. If you guys have any more opinions please let me know.</p>

<p>I did some reserch and I found that tap applicants do have over a 90% chance of getting in according to statistics.
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<p>What do you want to do with a Philosophy degree? It sounds cool, but it's going to be hard to find a job unless you plan on doing graduate school in a different subject.</p>

<p>Im probbly going to try to double major or at least minor in something else like enviormental economics or interdisplinary studies with the econ emphasis. I will have to make a compromise one way or another.</p>

<p>Thanks guys for the input. Is there anyone else with more opinions or agree with the other statements?</p>

<p>Yeah I agree that your in. I didnt see that you were apart of the TAP program.</p>

<p>what is the Transfer Alliance Program?</p>

<p>Its a Berkeley outreach program for underrepresented minorties. I got in because of my race. </p>

<p>For the one at UCLA the TAP is basically a set of rigorous courses that you need to take at your community college to join that program to increase your chances for admission.</p>

<p>Thanks TRANSFERJOE for the followup</p>