UCSB GPA and Pre-req: what matters more?

<p>I am applying to UCSB as a Comparative Lit major and I was wondering what UCSB cares more about: GPA or completion of pre-reqs?</p>

<p>I will have IGETC and major pre-reqs done but I will not qualify for TAG and my GPA will be a 2.75. </p>

<p>Comp lit also requires 4 semesters of a foreign language. I completed 4 semesters of Japanese and now I am doing 2 semesters of Spanish to show more interest.</p>

<p>What are my chances? I attend SBCC which is the closest CC in the area to UCSB. Please help I want to know if I should apply this November!</p>

<p>Im not an expert on these kind of subjects. But Im pretty sure that GPA is much more important than pre-reqs. I hear of people getting into schools with barely doing any pre reqs. So, imo gpa is more important. Come to think of it, I think that IGETC is probably a lot more important than major pre reqs. So if your to ask me it would be GPA, IGETC, then major pre reqs. But dont completely take my word for it though, like I said im no expert.</p>

<p>do your damn prereqs. The end.</p>

<p>what matters, in order</p>

<p>Getting 60+ TRANSFERABLE units
IGETC
PREREQS
GPA</p>

<p>From what I've heard in order it's GPA, Major Pre-reqs and then IGETC... assuming Comparative Lit is definitely an impacted major. I think you definitely need to do the IGETC and finish the pre-reqs, the big problem here will be the 2.75, that's gonna be a major wallbanger. Now is that on your UC transferrable classes, or all together? Cause there's sometimes a difference there. My suggestion is that you stay back a year if you don't get in and up that GPA to a 3.5 or so. The college is going to look at all 3 and all 3 are going to be extremely important so there's no way of really saying which one is more or less... if that makes sense? You could order them but.. it's kinda rearranging the chairs on the deck of the titanic, they're all going to matter in the end regardless of which one you place your emphasis on. Right now it sounds like your GPA is what's killing you though so try to boost that up there, if UCSB lets you in, cool, if not, take one more year and try to get lots of As to boost it up if you still can. Good luck!</p>

<p>here's an excellent idea.... Get As in your prereq classes. That should kill two birds with one stone.</p>