Trying to transfer to Cal Poly in one year

<p>So I’m currently at UC Santa Barbara, I just started here. I regretted not applying to Cal Poly around April of last year, because I took a big interest in Biomedical Engineering, a major which UCSB doesn’t offer, but Cal Poly does. I wanted to apply to Cal Poly this year, because I figure transferring after one year will be a lot easier to adjust to than after two. </p>

<p>Anyway, obviously I don’t have any GPA for UCSB because I just started here. However, I am hoping for around a 3.5+. I have around 60 transferable units from AP tests though. </p>

<p>I hear if you’re trying to transfer in one year, they take a look at your SAT scores sometimes. My SAT score was 1440 for Critical Reading and Math (690CR, 750M). I hear they don’t look at Writing, but my Writing was 640. My weighted GPA for high school was around 4.1.</p>

<p>I’m taking a lot of general engineering, math and sciences classes (I’m in Calculus 2 right now). </p>

<p>So I was just wondering if I stood any chance of getting in, or if I would just be wasting my time and maybe should wait for two years.</p>

<p>As I understand it with the budget crisis we are experiencing in CA early transfer is highly unlikely. However, that being said, you do presume that you have around 60 units to transfer. I would call for a phone appt. or even drive up (again with an appt) to Cal Poly SLO and sit down with a admissions officer to discuss your situation. All the CSU's and UC's are cutting back on admissions for class of 2014. Until you figure it out, keep up your coursework and find a group that you connect with, just in case you need to wait for another year.</p>

<p>Thanks, I'll definitely call them. :) Hopefully I can get some info on whether it'd be a waste of money or not.</p>