UCSC to UCLA Biochem Transfer

Hello everyone, I submitted my application this fall. I am a bit confused about the major requirements because UCLA asks for a year of calculus and organic chemistry, but each class is only 4 credits. UCSC we are only required to take 2 quarters of each, but they are 5 credits excluding lab. I don’t think I will be able to complete all the requirements for UCLA even though I’m declared biochemistry at UCSC! Any advice?

GPA: 3.95
Letter of Reciprocity: Received

I would not worry about the unit differences but course content. Does 2 quarters of organic chem and calculus at UCSC cover the same material in the 3 quarter classes at UCLA? You need to fulfill UCLA’s transfer requirements not UCSC’s requirements. If you cannot complete the transfer requirements, you might have to wait another year and apply again.

Since the application is submitted, all you can do is your best at this point and see what happens.

I don’t think this is going to be possible. In order to be eligible to transfer you need to be a junior in terms of units prior to entering UCLA next fall. If you don’t get in and continue as a fulltime college student (whether at UCSC or at a CC) you’ll earn enough units by the time another year rolls around to be a high-unit junior or a senior transfer, neither of which UCLA accepts. See https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/counselors/files/quick-reference.pdf#page=35 So this is likely your only chance to get into UCLA.

It’s unfortunate the two UC schools appear to have differing requirements and course offerings. Hopefully when they evaluate your application they’ll take this into account. They do have a listing for “General Inquiries” in the undergrad section at https://www.chemistry.ucla.edu/contact-us so I suppose you could email them to see what they say.