Right now I’m a sophomore at UCSC with approximately 75 quarter credits. From my experience from Santa Cruz, I don’t think the vibe of the school is really for me when I was on campus during freshmen year. Another big reason I want to transfer is because I decided to pursue urban planning, which UCSC doesn’t have any major specifically related to the field, and I am not very satisfied with the quality of the major I am in now (Environmental Studies). I am thinking of transferring to UCI, UCD, UCSD, or possibly UCLA either through intercampus transfer or CC route.
However, I messed up my freshman year since I’ve gotten too many C grades so I can’t retake those courses. My GPA (including the few courses I took at CC) is around a 2.8, and I’m worried I’m not able to transfer anywhere. Does anyone know how big a factor it is transferring for a specific major/program at another UC that UCSC doesn’t have?
I really don’t want to spend another full year or two out of my college career and spend maybe a year at the transferred school, considering I’ve already lost more than a year’s worth. Also, I’ve done some calculations, and even if I got a bunch of A/A- grades, my GPA will only go up very slightly, help?
Should I just stay at UCSC?