Transferring to L&S CS from CCC with 3.8 GPA 4.0 Major GPA, but great EC, what are the chances?

GPA: 3.8 Major GPA 4.0

Major: L&S Computer Science

EC’s:
Founder/President of Web Development Club for my college
Went oversea to participate in Web Engineering Internship for half a year
Done Freelancing/Hackathon since 2019
Tutored at 2 different company as a Computer Science Instructor
Organized CS Workshop/Hackathon for college
Participated in 4 different volunteering services (One of them was CS related, non-profit company of course)
Was employed as Full Stack Developer to create website for a Spanish Estate Startup.

Advantages: Immigrant from Taiwan, devoted to Computer Science

Since I know GPA is the major factor in deciding acceptance, I was wondering if I have a chance of getting into UC Berkeley CS with my current GPA. Thanks for any help in advance!

Here is the 2020 UC Transfer GPA admit data by major and campus.

For UCB the GPA admit range was 3.67-3.97 so you are within the range, just realize they had 1255 applicants and admitted 67. Unfortunately 2021 data is not yet available.

I hope you are applying to other schools as a backup? Are you a California CC transfer?

Note that incoming transfers to UCB L&S enter as undeclared, and must complete remaining prerequisites with a 3.3 GPA to declare the L&S CS major.

Yes, I am, however, due to the courses I took, I am only qualified for UC Davis, Irvine, Santa Cruz, and Berkeley. I was wondering if the admission officers take EC as a semi-major part of the decision for admission.

Yes, your EC’s will be considered but as you stated, GPA will be the major factor. You look very qualified and competitive so best of luck.

From the UCB website on Transfer application review:
While academic indicators are weighted more heavily than other parts of the application, other factors are considered in the Comprehensive Review process. The following are examples of qualities and attributes we consider in the Comprehensive Review process:

  • The applicant’s full record of achievement in college-level courses, including number of units, general education, and major preparation courses.
  • Personal qualities of the applicant, including leadership ability, character, motivation, insight, tenacity, initiative, originality, intellectual independence, responsibility, maturity, and demonstrated concern for others and for the community are considered.

These factors can be demonstrated in different ways whether it is traditional clubs/organizations, home life, work life, or other life experiences.

  • Likely contributions to the intellectual and cultural vitality of the campus. In addition to a broad range of intellectual interests and achievements, admissions readers seek diversity in personal background and experience.

  • Achievement in academic enrichment programs, including but not limited to those sponsored by the University of California or California Community Colleges. While academic indicators are weighted more heavily than other parts of the application, other factors are considered in the Comprehensive Review process. The following are examples of qualities and attributes we consider in the Comprehensive Review process:

  • The applicant’s full record of achievement in college-level courses, including number of units, general education, and major preparation courses.

  • Personal qualities of the applicant, including leadership ability, character, motivation, insight, tenacity, initiative, originality, intellectual independence, responsibility, maturity, and demonstrated concern for others and for the community are considered.

These factors can be demonstrated in different ways whether it is traditional clubs/organizations, home life, work life, or other life experiences.

  • Likely contributions to the intellectual and cultural vitality of the campus. In addition to a broad range of intellectual interests and achievements, admissions readers seek diversity in personal background and experience.
  • Achievement in academic enrichment programs, including but not limited to those sponsored by the University of California or California Community Colleges.
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