Transferring to a good school from a community college?

<p>What are the chances of a person attending a community college transferring into a place like UPenn (Wharton), MIT (Sloan), UCLA, UVA? This is assuming a very high GPA and good recommendations.</p>

<p>It really depends if you are applying as an entering sophomore or junior, or as a student completing a degree or something like that.
Colleges will more likely consider your college experience far more then HS.
But if you are applying as an entering sophomore there is much more emphasis on your HS career (GPA, SAT/ACT, ECs etc..) than if you were to apply as a junior. They want to see good progress..
If you are taking higher level classes (200s, 300s), that will make you more competitive. Try to get involved in you college, do some ECs and you'll be fine..
Are you from the DC area?</p>

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Try to get involved in you college, do some ECs and you'll be fine..

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<p>Those are some of the top schools in the nation, hopefully your list also includes academic and financial matches and safeties. Wharton and Sloan are reaches for anyone. The state schools will depend a lot on where you're a resident.</p>

<p>@45days yes I'm from the DC area, I'm in California right now though. I'd be entering as a junior.</p>

<p>@Entomom yeah the list would have those matches and safeties.</p>

<p>It's very possible to "trade up" from a community college to a highly selective school. In fact, although the most selective colleges don't have room for a lot of transfers, priority often goes to strong contenders who come from atypical backgrounds ... and this includes community college students ... especially those from blue-collar or disadvantaged families who might not have been well advised during high school or who didn't consider themselves elite-school material back then.</p>

<p>However, when transferring from a community college to an Ivy or its ilk, your grades have to be exceptional. Strong recommendations, leadership positions, full-time employment, interesting extracurricular interests, and special talents (sports, arts, etc.) can all play a role. But without straight A's at the CC ... or close to it ... the other strengths won't make much of a difference.</p>

<p>See the UC Transfers board on here for informaiton on transferring to UCLA.</p>

<p>UCLA wouldn't be hard at all. Look into TAG.</p>

<p>My friend went from a small CC in Indiana to Brown as a transfer and then to Harvard for his PhD. So all things are possible.</p>

<p>just don't set your sights on princeton or harvard as an undergrad. transfer, they don't accept transfer students at any level, you get in or you don't.</p>

<p>It's really tough to get into MIT as a transfer (single-digit acceptance rates in many of the last several years).</p>

<p>In addition, MIT strongly recommends taking one year each of college-level calculus and calculus-based physics, and one semester each of biology and chemistry. This is because all MIT students, regardless of major, are required to complete the General Institute Requirements, which include those courses -- a transfer who hadn't completed those courses already would be significantly behind.</p>

<p>That's not to say it's impossible to get into MIT as a transfer, but it is pretty tough, even for outstanding candidates.</p>

<p>de anza / foothill community college --> UC Berkeley, admitted under a capped major. </p>

<p>a bunch of people from cc's end up at tier 1 schools. just put a little work in and you're good to go!</p>

<p>It's possible - Pasadena Community College, for example, has sent a surprisingly large amount of people to Caltech (though I couldn't give you a number.)</p>

<p>"UCLA wouldn't be hard at all."</p>

<p>Not true. Depends on what major.</p>

<p>Communications - No chance. They start major classes in soph year.
Biz econ - Ditto. You need a certain GPA in weeder classes that you may not have done (not available at JCs).</p>

<p>Perhaps OK for some non impacted majors in the College.</p>

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Communications - No chance. They start major classes in soph year.
Biz econ - Ditto. You need a certain GPA in weeder classes that you may not have done (not available at JCs).

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<p>This is simply false. Welcome</a> to ASSIST to learn about transferring from California community colleges to UCLA.</p>

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UVA

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UVA admits many VA community college students under its guaranteed transfer program. See <a href="http://www.virginia.edu/undergradadmission/docs/agreement.doc%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.virginia.edu/undergradadmission/docs/agreement.doc&lt;/a>
Other than that, it is very competitive out of state, see IAS</a> Historical Data: Undergraduate Transfer Applicants by Residency for stats</p>

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just don't set your sights on princeton or harvard as an undergrad. transfer, they don't accept transfer students at any level, you get in or you don't.

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<p>This is kind of a technicality and not all that relevant to the thread but there is one school that I know Harvard accepts transfers from, Deep Springs. It's a very, very, odd school and the people who go there would probably have gotten into Harvard the first time anyway.</p>

<p>^ Deep Springs isn't a CC though. It's got some crazy low acceptance rates. (usually...depends a lot on how many people apply, because they accept like...10 a year) And yeah, I agree, they don't seem to have much trouble transferring after going to such a odd (but interesting!) school; they had to be pretty damn smart/dedicated to get in.</p>

<p>Harvard and Princeton do not accept transfers these days. </p>

<p>On College Confidential, Stanford has the reputation for favoring (California) community college students, while Yale supposedly "hates" community college students. Go figure.</p>

<p>"This is simply false. Welcome to ASSIST to learn about transferring from California community colleges to UCLA."</p>

<p>Wrong. You need to look at this UCLA page to get the skinny on this.
UCLA</a> Department of Economics</p>

<p>Show me which community college offers Econ 11 and Econ 101.
Good luck transferring to Econ and trying to get a 3.5 GPA in these weeder classes before you meet the requirements for Biz econ admisssion!</p>

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Good luck transferring to Econ and trying to get a 3.5 GPA in these weeder classes before you meet the requirements for Biz econ admisssion!

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<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/uc-transfers/701965-official-ucla-admits-fall-2009-a.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/uc-transfers/701965-official-ucla-admits-fall-2009-a.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>