UC Berkeley Fall 2020: Transfer Thread

I know this is early, but I wanted to make a transfer thread right now for UC Berkeley 2020.

Feel free to comment based on this template (obtained from UC Berkeley Fall 2019 Thread):
[ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
[ *] Job/Work Experience:
[ *] Volunteer/Community service:
[ *] Personal Statement:

[ *] Applied for Financial Aid?:
[ *][ b] Intended Major [ /b]:
[ *] State (if domestic applicant):
[ *] Country (if international applicant):
[ *] School Type:
[ *] Gender:
[ *] Income Bracket:
[ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.):

[ *] Strengths:
[ *] Weaknesses:
Applying to what schools?

Here is my information and statistics (chance me):
Major: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, or Statistics
GPA: 3.77/4.00
Honors: Yes, completing 16 honors units by the time of transfer.
STEM Tutor for Calculus I, VP of Pre-Health Club, member of PTK. Hoping to complete more extracurriculars based on math with the time this summer, but not sure if it’s already too late to obtain an opportunity to do so.
Applying to UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCI, UC Davis, CSULB, and CSUF.

Good luck to everyone in this process, and I look forward to seeing everyone’s comments!


Possibly staying 3rd year at CC for Berkeley

Major: Data Science or Applied Mathematics
GPA: 3.80
Honors: CC doesn’t have
EC: Computer Science tutor, community service, working part-time/leadership (Supervisor)
Hope to pick up a few more ECs in Fall (Math tutor, clubs)
Prerequisites: All finished by end of Spring 2020

Weaknesses: 2 W on transcript in MATH1B equivalent (finished with A this past semester)

GPA: 3.75 / 3.62
IGETC and Major Prereqs: Done
Major: Society and Environment
Minor(s): City and Regional Planning / Environmental Economics and Policy
CCC: Berkeley City College - Political Science and Psychology AA(s)
Gender: F
Income Bracket: $50k
Hooks: URM - yes, but I don’t identify as such on applications. First generation - yes.
Strengths: Essays, upward grade trend - 3.8 and 4.0 final two semesters
Weaknesses: Lack of EC’s and volunteer work plus a crap ton of W’s (majority retaken with A’s). Teenage parent now pushing 40, moved out at 18, education was put on the back burner.
Applying to what schools?: UCD, UCB, SJSU and SFSU (might not bother with the last two since I can TAG, really love UCD but UCB has more interesting course options and is closer to home)
Job/Work Experience: 15+ years administrative/accounts payable and receivable/payroll
Volunteer/Community Service: SPCA, Meals on Wheels and local Catholic church.
EC: Zero…unless Candy Crush counts ? I play when I’m suffering from insomnia, currently stuck on level 4,043.
Applying for Financial Aid?: Yes

Good luck to everyone! :slight_smile:

IGETC &prereq: done
Applied mathematics
first gen, only child
Hooks:Living in dangerous area with cousins, staying out of crime, struggles with family problems, how I focused on my business and education to further myself away from streets. Experience with assault.
Essay topic:managing a bay area company payroll/tax by creating math based program, owning and growing a business($70k+).
Applying: UCB(its really just ucb or accept tag to davis)

other info I might talk about:counting coins with my mother to catch a mcdonalds, my mom didnt eat that day so I could eat. Working side gigs/cash jobs since 12 to help mother. tutoring people in my math classes.

Projected overall GPA after fall 2019: 3.74/4
Intended Major [ /b]: Computer Science L&S
Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Hackathons, she-who-code club member, engineering club member,(co-founded immigrant-student club)
Job/Work Experience:CS Tutor, library Tech support, retail sale associate, summer 2019 engineering intern at a distinguished organization
Volunteer/Community service: Taught myself HTML & CSS to build club website, kitchen helper at a summer camp, Immigrant club representative
Personal Statement: i don’t know
School Type: CCC close to UCB
Gender: male
Income Bracket: low-income
Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.): first generation,
Weaknesses: a huge decline in GPA last semester and a W

GPA: 4.0 / 4.0
IGETC & Breadth: both will be complete by Spring 2020
Honors: Yes (15 honors units minimum at time of transfer)
ECs: Marketing internship, 2019 summer intern for a solar panel company, library volunteer, in process of becoming tutor at school.
Personal Statement: in progress
Intended Major: Haas School of Business
School Type: CC in SoCal
Gender: M
Age: 21
Applying to: UCB, UCLA, UCI, UCR, Cal Poly SLO, Cal Poly Pomona

Glad to see that the Fall 2020 thread has gone up! I’ve been lurking on previous transfer threads and it has finally come time for me to transfer as well. Best of luck to everyone!

GPA: 3.89
IGETC/Prereqs will be completed by Spring 2020
EC: Physics and Calculus tutor for the veterans club and a tee-ball coach for my son’s team
Job/Work Experience: Army veteran and been deployed multiple times
Major: Physics
Gender: M
Hooks: First gen, naturalized citizen(was born in the Philippines)
Applying to: UCB, UCD, Stanford, Cal Poly SLO, UW Seattle, Columbia University and SJSU

Do u have to have an SAT score to apply for Stanford?

GPA: 4.0
Major: CS in L&S
IGETC will be completed in 2020 spring.
EC: TA in Python class, tutor in Python and C++, all for 2 yrs
Job: 20+ hrs work while in school
Personal Statement: Haven’t started yet.
State: Domestic student
Gender: Male
Income bracket: Low income
Hooks: First generation, immigrant
Applying: UCB, UCSD, UCD (TAG), SJSU, UCI, UCLA (missing Phyc 4C)

Question: Since the acceptance rate for CS is so low (6% as of 2018), how important is the personal statement? A deal breaker?
Good luck to everyone!

How effective is UC Berkeley TAP?

@Davron yes, however, transfer applicants can choose between ACT and SAT.

College: CCC in SF Valley
GPA/ MAJOR GPA/ UC GPA: Econ/Buz-econ, GPA:3.88, 4.0 FOR MAJOR PREPS
No TAP for UCB or UCLA
[ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): member of the AGS, entrepreneur clubs, plan to become the vice president of the entrepreneur club, attended UCLA CCCP, UCB Summer Experience, will look
[ *] Job/Work Experience: worked as a assistant at my relative’s grocery store: helped with accounting and management, currently full time student
[ *] Volunteer/Community service: likely going to have over 50 hrs of volunteering: 40 hrs for the AGS club and 10 hrs on my own to volunteer in local food bank
[ *] Personal Statement: currently attend ucla cccp, will have them look over. So far, I’d rate 5/10 for it.
[ *] Applied for Financial Aid?: yes
[ *] State (if domestic applicant): Domestic
[ *] School Type: public Cal CC
[ *] Ethnicity: Eastern Asian
[ *] Gender: Male
[ *] Income Bracket: Below poverty threshold
[ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.):
First-gen, immigrant, had depression and family problems which affected me since the junior year of high school, haven’t overcome it, which causes me to have extremely low efficiency to get things done
[ *] Strengths:
[ *] Weaknesses: Have a W, likely will be finishing the major prep cal3 over this winter or 2020 spring, which is after the filing period.
Applying to what schools?: UCB, UCLA, TAG for UCI, UCSD, UCSB

PS: I want to get into UCB for econ so badly. But I know it’s reach because I 've barely had any extramural econ experience or internship. Would appreciate any help at this point

College: CCC in Bay Area
GPA: 3.9/3.9+
Major: History
job experience: none lol
Volunteer: 20+ hours
Strengths: Honors Program, Honors club, TAP ceritified
Applying to: UCLA, UCB, UCSB, Cal Poly SLO, SF State

@Davron Unlike UCLA, UCB’s TAP doesn’t give you any priority in the applicant pool. UCB’s TAP provides you with counseling and application guidance if I’m not mistaken. But hey, it can only help your chances. I also recommend looking into the Staring Point Mentorship Program if you haven’t already.

Berkeley TAP is for low income, minority or first gen. It provides support. Not honors or priority. Guidance. But if you fit that it’s a good tool to have.

Hello! First time poster, but I’m excited to see people talking about transfer apps for the fall, so I wanted to share my info!
-GPA: 3.7/3.8 UC
-Extracurriculars: President of anthro club at my school, internship with the California History Museum, phi theta kappa honor society member
I also sew and dance, but not sure if these count, or if they care
-Job/Work experience: 6 years in an office job
-Volunteer/community service: volunteer archaeology with the bureau of land management for two years, volunteer at the california history museum, approximately 100 hours in total?
-Intended major: Anthropology, College of Letters and Sciences
-State: California
-School type: California community college
-Ethnicity/gener: white and female
-Income bracket: below $15,000
-Applying to all UC’s, will TAG to UC Davis, aiming for UC Berkeley!
Good luck to everyone applying!!

Welcome @mistercomb! Sounds good!

Hello Everyone!! Here are my stats:
GPA: 4.0
Major: L&S CS
Extracurriculars: SI for Math
IGETC: Nearly done
Applying to UCI, UCB, UCSD, UCLA, TAGing to UCD

Major: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
GPA: 3.90
Major Prep GPA: 4.0
IGETC: Completed by Winter
Pre-Reqs: 2 required in progress for Spring, along with some recommended
PIQ’s: Talked about leading tutor group, enduring through eye disease during school year, Basketball, and computers.
Applying to: UCLA, UCB, UCD, UCSB, UCI, and UCSD