I’m supposed to at rising sophomore status at UC Santa Cruz, but I realized that the school doesn’t really fit my career goals as I want to change my major the school doesn’t have (Urban Planning or Public Policy). The thing is that I basically messed up my first year and during summer semester at CC so now I have around a ~2.5 GPA. I’m going to attend De Anza this year, and I calculated that even if I get all As this year, my GPA would only reach between 3.2 and 3.3. Im planning to applying to SFSU, SDSU, CSUN, CPP, and a couple other UCs. And I can’t really retake the past classes since they are mostly Cs.
I heard that some CSUs have average transfer GPAs near 3.6 or even higher since I’m applying to other CSUs as a non local (I live in Alameda County). I know that for UCs, they holistically look for upward grade trends, but I don’t know if it’s the same for CSUs since I believe that admissions are automated by computers? I’m really worried about not being able to transfer anywhere because of how I did my first year.