transferring without all of the prequisites complete.

<p>Hi, I'm a German major looking to apply for transfer to UC Berkeley and UCLA and have completed the equivalent of Elementary German 1 and 2 courses and 60 units (with nearly a 4.0 GPA), but the other prerequisites (Intermediate german 1 and 2) are not offered at the community college I'm at or any in the nearby surrounding areas. If I applied without the last 2 courses completed, would I be automatically deferred? This is the transfer agreement for my community college with UC Berkeley and all of the other ones are very similar: ASSIST</a> Report: MARIN 09-10 UCB Articulation Agreement by Major</p>

<p>You wouldn't be automatically rejected (I wasn't sure what you meant by deferred, why would they defer your decision till later?), but why would they take you over somebody who completed all four semesters?</p>

<p>I ask this because if I were you I would make it your mission to answer it for them.</p>

<p>First, on your application you would want to notify them that your CC and all surrounding CCs did not offer higher classes.</p>

<p>Second, and most importantly, you need something strong and German related to really boost your application and show that while you may not have the credits for the second year of German, your skill level is equivalent to it. This means that when you start at either school you will take their placement exam and place into the 3rd year of German courses.</p>

<p>The best way to do this would obviously be to study or live in Germany for 6 months to a year so that you can truly absorb the language. If you're planning on being a language major then I'm assuming this is something you were already going to do anyway.</p>

<p>Another option would be to study with a tutor consistently, and enter in a German language speaking contest and perform well; check out the Freedom Without Walls contest.</p>

<p>If you can't do either of these, and you're determined to transfer into the German language program, then I would absolutely move to another area that has a CC that offers second year German.</p>

<p>This is all assuming that your experience with German has been almost solely through courses in high school and community college. If instead your skill level is already at the 3rd year point because you lived in Germany for a period of time, then you're probably already set and you should just let them know in your application that during the year that you would have otherwise taken the second year of German you were instead studying with a tutor consistently (as you should be, you can't go a year without exposure to a language).</p>

<p>Good luck! There are probably more solutions than the ones I suggested, and I'm sure you can find one that is viable for your personal situation.</p>

<p>i didnt do all my pre reqs for my major. into all my uc's</p>

<p>^ ajdavidson07, this is terribly misleading.</p>

<p>First and foremost, I'm willing to bet that you weren't a language transfer. ALL that matters for a language transfer are their four language classes and their overall GPA. I guarantee you that a language transfer who has taken one year of their college language and has no other experience with it will not be accepted, if merely on the grounds that this transfer will unavoidably have to stay at their new UC for three years minimum to complete the remaining language sequences.</p>

<p>Second, from what I can tell it looks like you were accepted to UCSD, UCSC, and UCSB. These are all incredible schools, but they're also not the OP's target schools: UCLA or UCB.</p>

<p>Congratulations on your acceptance, but posting something like that will do nothing but give others a false pretense to do the bare minimum in order to transfer, which will more often than not result in rejection. This isn't a productive use of the forums.</p>

<p>ha you researched me to flame me? cool. </p>

<p>i read the title and clicked, posted because thats MY experience.
"this isnt a productive use of the forums", neither is researching me and flaming me on someone's post.</p>

<p>I got denied from ucla,ucsb and uci because I applied for the mechanical engineering program but then I got accepted into berkeley because I applied for the industrial engineering program which is really my major. So what Im trying to say is, i wasnt prepared for the mechanical engineering program so they canned be even if i had a strong application but for the ie program for which I was fully prepared I was able to get in. So i guess it also depends on how competitive your major is. If all the other applicants have those required subjects and their application is just slightly weaker than yours then based on my experience I would think they would pick them.</p>