Hi everyone! I am currently going to be a freshman at UCR and my major is biochemistry. I would like to transfer to UCI or UCLA in Fall 2022 as a junior. I know people generally discourage UC to UC transfers and say it’s much easier to transfer as a community college student but when I am looking at the transfer admission profiles, it doesn’t really seem that UC to UC transfers are impossible or difficult (just about a 6% difference according to the fall 2020 UCLA transfer admission profile). Obviously CC students are at a priority but next priority is UC to UC and also UCLA seems to give equal priority for UC to UC transfers and CC transfers. I was wondering if anyone can share success UC to UC transfer stories as a biochem major/any life sciences major or actually any major in general. Can anyone share tips? I know it’s a bit early but UCLA has always been my dream school and I’d really like to hear input from anyone who has experienced the process of intercampus transfer. I want to have a chance to attend my dream school and would like to start preparing now so I can successfully gain admission.
Also I have a question regarding UC Reciprocity. Do you need to have all your GEs completed by the time when you submit your transfer application or do you need to have them done by the end of spring prior to the term you will transfer to another UC?
Please let me know. Please don’t say go to community college because that’s just not going to happen for personal reasons. Any tips or advice will be greatly appreciated!