UC to UC transfers?

<p>I posted this in another forum but I figured I would a get a more informed transfer bunch right here.</p>

<p>How hard is it to transfer from a lower UC like SB to a higher one like SD Considering you get like almost a 4.0 gpa?</p>

<p>Also, I have a question. UC's also have spring terms, what does that mean. You can start school in the spring term and not in the fall term? Can you go to another UC only for the fall term then transfer for the spring term? I'm confused.</p>

<p>Anyways, I'm still a high school senior and I really want to go to UCSD but I'm preparing for the worse in case I don't get in (pretty borderline stats for UCSD i.e 3.7UC gpa, 660v630m, 28act, etc) so I want to be assured somehow that even if I don't go to UCSD right away, I can still get a chance, lol.</p>

<p>Yes, with a 4.0 it's possible to get into UCSD as an inter-UC campus transfer, however I still wouldn't count on it.</p>

<p>Awakendream, here's the plan if I were you:
Figure out your major. If it's a humanities major, start taking some courses at a community college that would transfer over to UCSD, check out <a href="http://www.assist.org%5B/url%5D"&gt;www.assist.org&lt;/a>. Take two classes next semester, or if the nearby college is in quarter system, take two courses each quarter. You need to take these while you're still in high school. The classes you take must correlate with your major, and you must get As in them. This way, if you don't get into UCSD, you'll be ahead of the game when transferring there. Essentially, if you want to transfer you should transfer from a community college if you want a realistic chance of getting in. Taking classes while in high school will mean that you can possibly transfer in one year, especially if you have AP credit. If you are majoring in the sciences, you may have less courses to take, but they will be much harder. What is your intended major? Also, these courses will help you appeal your rejection letter from UCSD, which hopefully won't happen! I've written two succesful appeal letters, so you can ask me on college confidential when that time comes! Good luck.</p>

<p>Thanks clig, what schools were those successful appeal letters for?</p>

<p>The problem is I don't really know my major UGH, what if I took GE courses during high school at the CC. I'm only gonna have around 24 GE units done by h.s. graduation from AP's.</p>

<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>

<p>I don't think I'm doing science but I really appreciate all your advice. Did you friends' appeals work? Esp. the UCSD one? Why do you think they were rejected.</p>

<p>I'll take your advice into consideration, you've been really helpful</p>


<p>My friend's appeals did work. I'm not sure they were rejected from UCSD.
My Davis appeal and my friend's UCSC appeal worked. We didn't get in cuz our GPAs were horrible. :-p</p>