<p>Yo. I wrote my appeal letter and got into Davis. (tho I ended up going to a CC)
My friend wrote 2 appeal letters, both to UCSD, which I have somewhere around here.
I helped my friend write an appeal to UCSC.</p>
<p>Well, GE courses won't be a good idea if you're going into a science major since campuses for hard-core science majors usually just want science classes taken at the CC. In that case, the GE courses won't matter. However, for soft-core majors, GE is a good bet, that way you can make up your mind on what major specifically you want to get into later on.</p>
<p>Your situation is kinda like mine. I took 10 AP tests in high school. I got 45 quarter units of credit. I took one class over the summer at the local CC. That means I only need 40 credits to transfer. I am taking 20 now, and I'm taking 20 next quarter. At first I wanted to be a bioengineering major. Then I wanted Molecular Cell Biology, then I wanted to be an integrative bio major. I couldn't make up my mind. I was sure I wanted to major in philosoophy though. So I made up my mind to transfer in as a philosophy major, and then add on any other science majors as a double major. What mattered was where I went to CC. The CC in my town was under semester system (which I hate), but worse it hardly accepted any of my AP credits. So, I decided to commute half-an-hour each day to a quarter system college that gave me all the credit I earned. If you want to take community college courses, get your old AP Scores, go to the college counselor, and ask him/her which courses you get credit for, and how much credit you get. Then ask if it's feasable to transfer in a year. Also, factor in how well you'll do with your AP tests this coming May, and find out which classes you'll skip for that.</p>
<p>If you have 24 quarter units done by this summer, and you take a class in the summer for five units, you'll only need 60 units to transfer. You should be able to handle twenty units each quarter. The critical part is prerequisites. If you want to transfer as a bioengineering major, for instance, you'll need to take 3 quarters of chem, then 3 quarters of o-chem. If you start right now, you might be able to finish by the spring before you transfer. That will be hell. Taking any class, with lab, over the summer will eat up your whole day for a measly 6 credits.</p>