I am a male US citizen, and california resident. I went to SJSU for 3 years, and a CCC for 2 years. I will be applying from the CCC.
I am applying to UCSC for Molecular Cell Development and Ecology & evolution.
My gpa is unfortunately a 2.88.
I had a 2.5 at SJSU and a 3.1 at my CCC
I had major health issues that took me to the ER at least twice a month for the last 6 years.
I took all the required biology, chemistry, physics, organic chemistry, math, and english classes for transfering.
I dont have any awards after highschool. The only award is the President Volunteer Service Award in my senior year of highschool.
I mentored a highschool robotics team for 3 years. I was the lead mentor for my final year. That is one of my essays.
I also wrote about how I overcame my medical issues to do better in school over time. I overcame three neurosurgeries and all my issues to have an upward trend.
One of my essays is also how I have spent my time taking care of my disabled mother. And how that has taught me how to be more structured over time.
So im applying to all UCs, but was wondering about my chances at UCSC for those two majors. Also if anyone has recommendations for where to apply with my GPA.