<p>In my Sophomore year I recieved a C in an Algebra 2 math class. Im retaking the class now and Im planning on getting an A. How much will this effect me when applying to the UC schools (UCLA and UCSD mostly)? I am also an out of state resident.</p>

<p>I thank everyone in advance for all of their comments</p>

<p>The A will not count. They will count in the C. You cannot make up classes that you have successfully passed.</p>

<p>one more question... With UC schools I heard they have a "UC GPA" where they calculate the GPA in a different way than your High School. How exactly does it work?</p>

<p>Look at the A-G requirements for the UCs.</p>

<p>Do you go to a California high school? The UCs then have a list of classes that qualify under the A-G category, and which classes count as "honors/AP points"</p>

<p>Find all the courses that you have taken that fall under A-G.</p>

<p>Then out of that pool, only take the 10th and 11th grade classes</p>

<p>Give weight for the following:
AP classes (1 point per semester)
and College classes (1 point per class IF UC:CSU transferable)</p>

<p>Any other questions?</p>

<p>Do they look at the UC GPA more than your high school GPA?</p>

<p>Your high school GPA doesn't count. Your school zips the transcript over, then they calculate the GPA on your own.</p>

<p>// EDIT: Trust me, the UC's almost screwed ME over by putting on my ELC-eval app that my college classes were HS credit.. jeez //</p>

<p>I go to a school in Arizona but all of my classes fall under the a-g system. Does it still work the same way even though I go to school in another state?</p>

<p>Yes. It works pretty much the same way. Except the out of state thing might hurt a wee bit. Which UCs? Will hurt for both you are applying. UCLA had the LOWEST admit rate this year. (of the UCs)</p>

<p>I really want to go to UCSD. UCLA and UCSD are my choices out of the UC system.</p>

<p>Well, the UCs are really in-state, even the lower-rung UCs.</p>

<p>But, you may be able to get in. Are your stats somewhere around? If they are, link me!</p>

<p>Heres the link:</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=92%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=92&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>I think you might have replied to it.</p>

<p>Yeah. I stick to what I say.</p>

<p>what do you think my chances are based on my current stats for UCSD and UCLA?</p>

<p>UCSD = 50%</p>

<p>UCLA = I have no clue.</p>

<p>Thanks a lot for your help</p>

<p>With your GPA of 3.7, you need a minimum of a combined score of 3120 on the SAT I plus three SAT II subject tests (one must be SAT II writing). </p>

<p>If you're planning on applying to any UC, you need to read the information at
<a href="http://www.ucop.edu/pathways%5B/url%5D"&gt;www.ucop.edu/pathways&lt;/a> with a fine tooth comb. Then read it again. If anything isn't clear to you, email the UC admissions people directly and get direct clarification so you don't have any last minute problems.</p>

<p>Good luck!</p>

<p>Whoops, just saw that you are currently a junior. Next year you will need only 2 SAT II subject tests after the new SAT comes out as that will include writing. As far as I know, the total based on GPA will remain the same. </p>

<p>To be honest, your GPA is on the low side for out of state admissions to UCLA and UCSD, so ALL of your test scores will need to be far above the MINIMUM required (3120). Just remember - the minimum does not guarantee admission, it's only a minimum. One last hint: the UC's like to see very similiar scores across the board...in other words, they seem to be turned off when someone scores say a 740 on SAT I math, a 550 on the verbal and then in the 600's on two of the three SAT II tests. They seem to prefer candidates that have consistent scores across the board. </p>

<p>Expect the SAT I writing section to be heavily weighted in admissions next year as basically the college board has re-written the SAT I to appease the UC system.</p>

<p>Again, best of luck.</p>

<p>I had one more question. If I took IB classes instead of Honors (ex. IB English II not English IIH) would that be calculated in a different way?</p>

<p>My UC GPA is a 4.27. Where do you think I stand on the UC GPA scale Carolyn?</p>

<p>Yes, I believe IB is honored.</p>

<p>And, UCLA's average UC GPA is 4.14. Try to get it up to 4.3 or 4.4, and you'll be fine.</p>