UC Berkeley Transfer Help!?!

<p>Hi</p>

<p>I currently have a 3.9 and will be applying to Berkeley,ucla 2012. this quarter one of my classes is extremely difficult (calc) the curve is working against my grade i m technically suppose to have an A- but the curve changes it to a C(I know crazy right?)</p>

<p>I am applying for political econ or something else and was wondering is 3.77 good enough? Can i explain to them how the curve is affecting my grade? Its just im in a class with a bunch of smart international students who pull off 100% while i get 93%. I still cant believe a 93% is a C </p>

<p>Please chance me</p>

<p>I don't think it would bode well to say, "I got screwed b/c of a curve" because that conveys to ad coms that you're not the cream of the crop and couldn't handle the competition.</p>

<p>I think it is what it is, I have a similar GPA to you and applying for the same major and I'm struggling in Integral Calc as well. Just gotta grind it out and hope for the best</p>

<p>That's a pretty evil curve in that class. 3.73 is alright, I got into EECS with a lower gpa. Try to focus on making a killer statement.</p>

<p>Yea, i am pretty scared though seriously just want to go to cal. </p>

<p>@Maninder</p>

<p>DO we absolutely have to take calc? so frustrating, acing other classes :(</p>

<p>@uctransfer2012 I believe that calculus is just recommended for P.E Majors at UCB, but for UCLA Econ you must take both CALC I and II. I think a 3.73 is fine for a P.E major at Berkeley, I would just make sure to have the language requirement take care of.</p>

<p>Yea, the language requirement is under control. only calc is bothering me. Does nyone know of previous years getting in with similar gpa's?</p>

<p>A 3.77 into poli econ should be fine. Just make sure to write some good personal statements too.</p>

<p>@emilsinclair9. </p>

<p>Is it better to take a C in calc or take it next quarter where I can get an A,
3.77 with calc or 3.9 without calc?</p>

<p>@ uctransfer: I think I replied in another thread. I'd take the W. Hope that helps! :)</p>