Transferring to a good school from a community college?

<p>Amherst has a program wherein they are looking for exceptional CC students for transfer.</p>

<p>Middlesex Community College in MA claims to have at least one transfer to MIT.</p>

<p>and many of her students go on to attend or are admitted to top schools (some of which they can't afford), including Cornell, Georgetown et al. Many others go to the state flagship university. The school also has articulation agreements with many schools where all credits transfer in and scholarships are available. Does your CC have an honors program? If so, you should try to get accepted into it and discuss your situation with the honors coordinator/director. They can be a very valuable resource.</p>

<p>I am a professor at a community college and I mentor students who often come from very low income groups and have had some tough times prior to entering the school. A couple of my students have really overcome some tough issues, including single parenting and rough relations with other family members, etc. Last year one of my best student's was admitted as a junior to Cornell and Duke. Over the years I have had a few other success stories, so it is possible.</p>

<p>I'm currently a CC student and I fully intend on transferring somewhere good :)</p>

<p>It's really really hard to do such a thing. I think you'd have to have unbelievable improvement in really difficult courses to be able to think about undergoing such an endeavor.</p>

<p>robxxsquared2, no offense, clearly doesn't know what they're talking about...</p>

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


<p>I don't think you can draw any sort of meaningful conclusion from an admit rate of 2% at both Stanford and Yale.</p>

<p>Transfering to a top ranked school is quite tough these days. Especially from a CC. None the less, good luck getting into the college of your dreams.</p>

<p>The reply by 'newenglandparent', the community college professor is on the money. When he says some of his students who have overcome tough life conditions have transfered to top colleges, it reminds me of my experience. I enrolled in a community college when I was 24. Five years later I graduated from MIT. </p>

<p>While that was 30 years ago, I'm sure there are still plenty of ways transfer students can impress colleges enough to accept them. Good grades is only half of the equation.</p>

<p>It's possible with hard work and determination, I'm in the same boat as you. I'm applying for fall transfer to UVA, William and Mary, University of Maryland College Park, Cornell, NYU, and some other schools. I currently have a 3.83 GPA, so I don't know where I stand right now but I'm praying I get in somewhere. I hear a lot of success stories of students transferring to Duke and Cornell, and that inspires me but they didn't get in without hard work so... key is hard work and working towards your "dream school".</p>

<p>How to transfer to a four-year college if I am a sophomore in the community college, in CA?
Is that possible for me to transfer to UCLA?</p>

<p>It can be done--I did it.</p>

<p>I was p/t one summer at a local CC and made 4.0, then transferred in the fall to a "regular" state school for one semester: 4.0 at mid-term. I knew my GPA was strong and I did not like the mediocre academics at the state school, so I applied to transfer to a flagship honors college (New College, Sarasota, Florida) in the winter semester. I had a transcript that showed ALL 4.0 work and a extremely unusual background. I was accepted.</p>

<p>If you decide to transfer, winter (2nd semester) is a good time to do so: many students drop out after fall semester and colleges like to fill those slots.</p>

There is a subforum for UC Transfers, it would be best to start a new thread there and ask your question as CCC to UC transfers are pretty specific in their requirements.</p>

<p>CC kids transfer to hype schools all of the time. There are many, many threads about this already...</p>

<p>*Waitlisted @ Yale, Stanford, and Brown
*In @ UVA, Duke, and Dartmouth.</p>

<p>From DC too, BTW.</p>

<p>Look, the odds are against anyone who wants to transfer from a community college to a top-ranked school for undergraduate. It can be be done, but the chances are much lower than if you were a steller student coming from high school.</p>

<p>However, if you don't realize your dream school now, then why not attend a good, nationally-recognized regional school and then shoot for a top graduate school? Believe me, most jobs will care far more about that graduate degree from Princeton than your bachelor's from University of X or X State University.</p>

<p>Think about it.</p>

<p>Okay, if you are a california resident all you need is a good GPA 3.7-4.0 ( This really depends on how impacted your major is). With that kind of GPA, even if you have 0 ECs, you have really good shot at UCLA or UC Berkeley. It is importnat to understand that private institutions are usually really anal about transfering from a CC. Go to and figure out what you need to transfer from your CC to a top UC. Btw, it is really hard to get accepted into an Ivy League graduate program if you graduated from University of X or X State University.</p>

<p>Hard, but not impossible. But that's with high school "transfers" as well.</p>

<p>If you are a CCC student you can get into UC Berkeley just with a good GPA, and after getting your degree from Cal, it is easier to get into any school you want. I would not suggest anyone living in California to go to a State University if he/she plans to attend to top school.</p>

<p>Im originally from Maine, set up residency in California in 1 year, and began taking classes at a community college in torrance CA, called El camino college. I transfered from El Camino college to UCLA this fall with a full scholarship. Best thing I ever did.</p>