UIUC Transfer chances and Handbook

<p>I'm considering transferring to UIUC for fall 2012 (Computer Science). Currently I finished my first semester at Rutgers Newark (Honors program, if it does any good...) with a GPA of 3.8. How do my chances look like for a sophomore transfer?</p>

<p>What I'm also confused with is the handbook which states the following:</p>

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<p>For sophomore-level transfer admission the requirement is completion of coursework equivalent to the following University of Illinois courses and lack of completion of any of these requirements could result in an increased time to graduation.
Calculus I, generally the first course of a multi-course sequence or a two-course sequence of a quarter calendar system equivalent to the University of Illinois’ MATH 220
Calculus II, generally the second course of a multi-course sequence or a three-course sequence of a quarter calendar system equivalent to the University of Illinois’ MATH 231
Composition I, generally, a two-course sequence equivalent to the University of Illinois’ RHET 105. Engineering Physics, usually, the first course in calculus-based mechanics equivalent to the
University of Illinois’ PHYS 211.
General Chemistry I & II, generally, a two-course sequence equivalent to the University of Illinois’
CHEM 102/103 and CHEM 104/105.</p>

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<p>Does this mean that I have to complete all of the mentioned courses before transferring? Else I'm not going to be eligible? I'm worried because I will be having Calc I next semester, meaning that I won't be finishing Calc II before I transfer... same with Physics and Chemistry...</p>

<p>Thank you!</p>

<p>The engineering college itself states it as more definitely required: Transfer</a> Students | Engineering at Illinois. Generally, failure to meet the requirements is a grounds for denial of transfer. However, as you construe somewhat correctly from the handbook, it is not an absolute rule. They always leave themselves the opportunity to accept an outstanding candidate even if a requirement is missing. However, you are not missing something easily corrected when you arrive such as the rhetoric course but instead required math and science courses. Moreover, when you apply you won't even have any grades from this semester (the only grades they will see at time of application) in a required math or science course. Yours will be an extremely large uphill battle for admission. If any consulation, you only need one semester of chemistry for computer science.</p>