[Preface Question: is there a separate thread for class of 2025 UCB transfer applicants? I did not find it]
We have family friends. Their son is 15. He got his GED and is now at community college, and has completed requirements to be eligible for Jr. transfer to a UC. The reason for completely skipping HS had to do with his involvement with a prestigious ballet program which (apparently) will land him in a big company in NY or Europe/UK. (in other words he’s doing ballet from 1-5pm every day so unable to attend high school)
So again: Barely 15 years old. Didn’t finish Middle School. Zero days of HS. GED completed. 4.00 GPA at community college. All transfer requirements done. Elite ballet pedigree. Applying for an unimpacted L&S major at UCB. A good student for sure, but definitely not some kind of savant/wunderkind in the classroom. Very involved parents to get him to this position.
What am I missing? Is there any chance that Cal would let him in as Junior? I have a kid at Cal now who I consider to be very book smart, and he is 18. And next year he’d be BEHIND this incoming 15 year old in grade level.
It sounds like he has done academically really well whenever he has had an opportunity. And in that context he might be a very competitive candidate. I also think he might be interesting to a school like Stanford that tries to construct a class of unique kids.
I have a 4.0 GPA and have completed 86 semester credits at a community college and a 4-year private university in 1 year. My goal is Berkeley at UCB. Major is CS.
I knew it wouldn’t be easy, so I took UC summer school credits, UC Continuing Education Certificate Program in Computer Data (with credits), and I also took concurrent specialized classes in Computer Discrete Math, Data Structures, Algorithm Design, Calculus 3, and Computer Graphics at a private university. But there is no way for me to finish the course on differential equations in MATH54 in the spring. Although I sent a message to UC indicating that I will finish this part in summer.
But it is not a complete academic path, will UCb reject me for that?
Extracurricular Activities: Presidential Award, Programming Assistant, 2 conference papers published, technology patents
IGETC Status: Completed in the fall
In-state/OOS/International? : In-state
Type of school: CC+ 4 year private university
Income level: 70,000
Other (strengths, weaknesses, advantages, etc.): homeschool student with GED,started college at age 15
Where else did you apply/TAG? : UCB/UCLA/UCSD/UCI(TAG )
Major: Computer Science
Alt Major ( second choice ): Data Science
Extracurriculars: Not many
IGETC status: Certified
In-state/OOS/International?: In State
School Type: CC
Income Bracket: Middle Income
Other (Strengths, weaknesses, hooks, etc.):
Where else did you apply/TAG?: UCSC (TAG), UCB, UCI, UCM, UCSD, UCD, UCSB, CalPoly SLO
Accepted: UCR ( Data Science Honors and got Regents ), SJSU ( Computer Science )