How feasible is it to transfer to a UC from a private 4-year college? I’m currently a sophomore at a highly-ranked liberal arts college, but I’m interested in transferring to a UC for fall 2022.
However, I have a few points of concern:
It seems like transferring credits from a private college is much less straight-forward than transferring credits from a CCC
The UC’s transfer requirements seem harder to fulfill at a private college. For example, two English classes are required for a student to be eligible to transfer, but at my college only one is required for graduation and it is very rare for someone to take more than one English class in their first two years unless they are planning on majoring in the subject.
After some brief research on the subject, I have garnered that UC’s have a strong preference for transfer students from CCC over other institutions. How much does this preference affect my chances of admission if I’m an otherwise strong applicant?
Any input/answers to my questions is greatly appreciated.