UC -> CC -> UC transfer

<p>Current Freshman at UC Irvine. By the end of the year I'll have roughly 69 quarter units. I'm in the campuswide honors program and my gpa is right around a 3.55. UCI doesn't have a Communications major, and thus I would like to transfer to UCSB, UCSD, or UCLA. Would it be a bad idea to 'withdraw' from UCI temporarily for a couple of quarters, and take classes at a local CC instead? It is a lot cheaper, especially when you consider housing (living at home vs UCI housing). I was thinking I could withdraw, take classes at my local cc, then reapply (my reasons would be financial so I doubt they would not allow it), and at the same time be applying to an aforementioned UC.</p>

<p>I'd love to hear if anyone has gone this route before. I could also stay at UCI, that is an option. But I will need to eventually transfer because of the lack of a communications major.</p>

<p>I believe at UC Irvine along with all other UC's you are able to "create" your own major. If you choose to do so. </p>

<p>But if you want to drop out to transfer i would talk to someone at UCI about it they are much more knowledgeable on this type of issue</p>

<p>While you can sort of create your own major, it would be fairly difficult and I would rather go to a school with a real communications program and major. They don't even offer basic classes like Introduction to Communications. I would basically just have to combine english, sociology, and film/media studies classes. Technically it isn't dropping out-- I would just withdraw for one or more quarters.</p>

<p>As long as you leave UCI in good standing, you can tag UCSD and UCSB and maybe join a TAP program for UCLA if it's available.If you decide to go back to UCI, just file a readmission application
UCI</a> University Registrar - Readmission</p>

<p>Has anyone actually done this?</p>

<p>i left ucsb after freshman year and transferred to Berkeley. you'll have no problems transferrring. Just make sure you get an igetc evaluation to see what courses from UCI are applicable to the igetc.</p>