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CCC To UCLA

transferjoetransferjoe . 100 replies35 threads Junior Member
edited October 2006 in UC Transfers
Please let me know what you think about getting in to UCLA from a California Community College.
GPA 3.48 (will be between 3.55-3.62 after fall semester)
Will have all general ed's done by time of transfer(no cupcake classes)
Great personal statement due to a back injury that I suffered through for a year.(recently had back surgery)
President of Honors Club, Vice President of History Club and also participated in other clubs.
Econ or Bus-Econ major
If you think its a streach please let me know.
Thanks
edited October 2006
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  • cligclig 166 replies10 threads Junior Member
    I'd say 40% shot. Make sure your personal statement is spectacular. That will make the difference.
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  • MrTrojanManMrTrojanMan 658 replies29 threads Member
    i think youre in for a dissapointment. no offense just trying to be real. chances are low in general when trying to get into ucla, regardless of your stats. by all means, apply. i knew a guy with a 3.3 in ccc, hes now studying bizecon at la. he wasnt to stellar and his life wasnt really a sad story. but, i know of many with very high gpa getting rejected.

    ucla is always stretch, so make sure you really like your second choice.
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  • transferjoetransferjoe . 100 replies35 threads Junior Member
    Even with a 3.64 its a streach? I think I will bring my GPA up to that after this semester. Thanks for the replys
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  • __allie____allie__ 3045 replies21 threads Senior Member
    The difference between 3.48 and 3.64 at UCLA (especially for a major as impacted as business econ) is huge. If you really can raise it to the 3.6 range, Id say you have a decent shot. Honors will help you, but itll help more if youre able to become certified with TAP.
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  • transferjoetransferjoe . 100 replies35 threads Junior Member
    Thanks allie, I do think that I will be in the 3.64 range but do you think that the choice of classes will also make a difference such as taking alot of "easy" classes compared to ones that are more challenging?
    Thanks for everyones responses
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  • transferjoetransferjoe . 100 replies35 threads Junior Member
    Do you also think that since the only grades other than A's came in two semesters of Spanish, which have nothing to do with my major, would make a difference?
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  • __allie____allie__ 3045 replies21 threads Senior Member
    As far as I understand, as long as you get the major prep done, they don't care about hard vs easy. Obviously, if you take harder classes and do well, they'll be impressed. But taking the intro courses instead of the advanced ones (in science and math, for instance) shouldn't make much of a difference.

    And yes, it will help you that the lower grades weren't in the major. I would be sure to emphasize this in your third essay.
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  • ChemgirlChemgirl 2 replies0 threads New Member
    I hate to be depressing, but I had a 4.0 (chemistry major) at a California Community College, was the top student at my college, graduated with an AA degree just after I turned 17, am an emergency medical rescuer on the National Ski Patrol, have thousands of hours of medically-related volunteer service, had a 1400 SAT I and SAT IIs between 750-800, had all of the major prep done, took all of the most difficult courses offered, and, well, I could continue but I'm sure you're bored by now. In any case, I was not accepted at UCLA.
    However your leadership roles in clubs and your back surgery may give you that extra push to get in. Good luck!
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  • lisa fillmorelisa fillmore 137 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Chemgirl's experience is similar to that of my god son at UCLA. He thought sure it was safe with a 3.8 in the honors program at his cc with certification. Rejected. Also rejected at Berkeley. Did get into UCSB and seems happy.
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  • notsonovelnotsonovel 4 replies1 threads New Member
    I had always been told that completing honors TAP would ALMOST guarantee your admission (85-95%). Is that simply not true, or are these cases of high gpa, honors students who are rejected sorta rare?
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  • cligclig 166 replies10 threads Junior Member
    Chemgirl, stories like yours always give me the jitters. I'm sad you didn't get admission to UCLA. Where are you attending college now?
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  • ChemgirlChemgirl 2 replies0 threads New Member
    clig, thanks for your post. I was really disappointed and a bit confused when I received my UCLA rejection letter. Nonetheless, I'm currently attending Wheaton College (IL) and I absolutely love it here!
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  • __allie____allie__ 3045 replies21 threads Senior Member
    Nosonovel- As far as I know, that information about TAP is correct. As of last year's TAP conference (november 4, i believe), transfer admissions with TAP were in the high 90th percentiles while it was about 45% for regular, non-honors transfers. I can't tell you if that has changed at all within the last year, but I'm sure we'll be getting updated information at this year's conference (november 19th) if there is any.

    At my school, last year everyone with TAP was admitted to a UC, and most of those were schools of their choice. Out of about 25, only 2 weren't admitted to UCLA, however I was told that they knew they were longshots and simply hadn't cmpleted the classes they needed. I still think that the process is fairly arbitrary, however honors should help you a lot. It is more helpful in some majors than in others, but it certainly can't do anything but help you.


    And Chemgirl, that really is shocking. Unfortunately, stories like yours are all too prevalent. Glad that you're happy where you are though.
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  • mexbruinmexbruin 683 replies54 threads Member
    Does anyone think its too late to join TAP? It's not too late here at my cc but I'm asking because it might look like too obvious that I'm joining it last minute right before I apply only to get an edge. I can TAP certified by the end of the spring semester but do they take that into account? On the uc website (www.ucop.com) they say that you have to finish your classes by the previous spring but does that mean they take into account your spring classes and therefore my TAP certification by then?
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  • transferjoetransferjoe . 100 replies35 threads Junior Member
    Do you think BizEcon is much harder to get into than just regular Economics. I ask this because I'm not sure that a 3.64 is going to be good enough for BizEcon and my goal is just to get into UCLA(but I also would like to be a BizEcon major) What do you guys think?? Thanks for any replys
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  • tealteal 847 replies28 threads Member
    BizEcon is going to be harder to get intothan regular economics; it's more impacted
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  • Collegeman123Collegeman123 99 replies5 threads Junior Member
    Im sorry to say that you have probably have a 40% chance of getting in. I have heard a lot of horror stories as well of students being turned away.
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  • potentialUCpotentialUC 28 replies7 threads Junior Member
    Hi everyone. Wow! I didn't know that 4.0's get rejected from UCLA.
    What a bummer.
    Is it because of the competitive majors??
    Now I'm wondering if I should even apply.

    my Stats:
    I'll probably have a 3.6-3.7 by the end of fall 2004.
    Unfortunately, I'm an non-resident attending a california community college.
    However, my major(Geography) isn't too common.
    Does anybody know my chances of getting in to UCLA?
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  • Collegeman123Collegeman123 99 replies5 threads Junior Member
    His chances are only so low for his major because it is impacted. His major is just extremely hard to get in particular.

    Since your a non resident your chances are even lower than his even if it isn't impacted. They priortize on residents heavily in california public schools.
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  • bluevartouhibluevartouhi 86 replies8 threads Junior Member
    There has to be some special circumstance when a 4.0 perfect student isn't accepted at UCLA as a transfer. California Community College students that are involved in TAP, have their IGETC certified, have completed all prequisites for their major, and have above a 3.5 GPA are practically guaranteed admission.
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