I am currently a second year student in community college and I am currently on the process of making my transfer application to a UC university for year 2022. My major is business economics and my dream university that I want to transfer to is either UC Berkeley or UCLA. I know as a business major, both of these school holds a very competitive range and that I need to put in a lot of work and effort.
I am also using TAG to UC Irvine in case I don’t get into both of the schools but I am still unsure if I should just go for Irvine or take a gap semester/year to do internship or attend more classes (to boost my GPA) in case I don’t make it. I think as of now, my GPA is not very good considering it is only a 3.5. I am currently taking 16 credits for this fall semester and if I get all As the best I could do is boost it up to 3.67. The fall semester is what I would need to update to the UC as part of TAU (Transfer Admission Update). But I am just worried that my grades are still very low. I still have my Winter and Spring semester but I wouldn’t be able to update that because it would be too late. I honestly don’t really like Irvine even though I know it’s also a great school, it’s just that I was always head-on to Berkeley and UCLA so I don’t know if I should stay back another year in college to improve my transcript for next year UC application.