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UCLA Fall 2019 Transfer Thread

halpmehxdhalpmehxd 83 replies6 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
edited April 18 in UC Transfers
I know this is super early to start this thread buuuut for those of us who have been lurking on 2018’s thread, we can start a new one here!! :D
edited April 18
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  • halpmehxdhalpmehxd 83 replies6 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    So here are my stats! Feedback would be awesome!

    From a ccc
    Major: psychology, alternate major philosophy
    GPA: 3.75 or 3.8 something like that
    Prereqs: done in fall for psych, 1 left for winter for philosophy
    Igetc: done
    TAP: yes
    EC: volunteering at a non profit residential treatment center for substance abuse and mental health, tutored math at two adolescent residential treatment centers for mental health/addiction, intern at adolescent rehab, currently tutoring in English, and idk! Trying to find more pls help!!!
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  • economicmooseeconomicmoose 1 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Chance me??

    CCC
    Major: philosophy
    GPA: 3.6
    PREREQ: done
    Igetc: done
    Tap: yes
    Ec: volunteer at a preschool, still trying to find something relevant :(
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  • RainbowBriteyRainbowBritey 161 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Copied from the UCB 2019 thread:
    Major: Anthro / Society and Environment
    CCC Transfer
    GPA: 4.0 (all)
    Honors: Completed
    Gender: Female
    IGETC and Pre-reqs: will be finished by end Fall 2018
    Non trad / returning student, immigrant, parent.
    Extracurriculars: PTK VP and then President, started a club, some policy work at both campus and state level. UCLA CCCP. Presented and published own research (major related). >2 decades of work experience.
    Volunteer: Many years + hours but largely unrelated to my major.

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  • Kim3ritaKim3rita 1 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Hello guys
    I am a Sociology major, current GPA is a 3.4 hopefull it will be at a 3.6 by end of summer. I have seen different acceptance and rejections. Where high gpa's were denied but some with a low gpa were accepted! UCLA has a diversity where they pick a pool of random not just high stats.
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  • icetonsvuicetonsvu 6 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    From CCC in NorCal
    Major: Poli Sci
    GPA: 3.8
    TAP: Yes and all honors classes completed
    IGETC: Still gotta do the sciences
    Pre-reqs: Ugh one class has not been made available to me yet
    EC: intern for Congressman, political editor for climate change magazine, and soon will be a statistics tutor

    Quick question for honors classes, does UCLA want me to take my honors classes for my major? How much do they care? Also, I got a B+ for one of my major classes, so how bad is this?
    Thank you!
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  • sadbrokekidsadbrokekid 2 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    CCC Transfer
    Major: Environmental Science
    GPA: 4.0
    IGETC: Complete
    TAP: Yes
    Pre-req: Spring 2019
    EC: Chem club president, english & math tutor, campus ambassador, ballet for 3+ years, and violin for 5+ years
    Volunteer: School events & at a non-profit
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  • drivetoeclipsedrivetoeclipse 4 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    edited July 2018
    Looking to apply upcoming fall. How am I looking? These are my first year stats only.

    My Stats:

    CCC student from De Anza College
    Major: Computer Engineering (newly opened 2017 spring)
    GPA: 3.6 (might go up after this summer)
    IGETC: Not necessary for Engineering
    TAP: Not available for School of Engineering

    Schools Applying: UCLA (officially visited), UCSD, UCSB

    EC:
    -Replaced official TA in my intro to C++ class
    -Likely to be President of programming club
    -Volunteer Computer Refurbisher
    -Part time for family business

    Background:
    Chinese-American
    First generation student
    Low Income

    Main Idea for Personal Statements:
    Loves computers, likes to help others whenever I can, can improve faster than most when mind is in the right spot, and mental problems I am not allowed to know about.

    Still have the second year to fix up any issues here. I can still make things better.
    edited July 2018
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  • GoodAfternoonSirGoodAfternoonSir 659 replies2 threadsRegistered User Member
    edited July 2018
    CCC Transfer: Cosumnes River College

    Major: Business Economics

    GPA: 3.76 (As of Summer 2018)

    UC GPA: 3.76 (As of Summer 2018)

    DEGREES (Earned by Spring 2019):
    AS-T Business Administration
    AA-T Economics
    AA-T Sociology
    AA Interdisciplinary Studies: Social and Behavioral Sciences
    AA Interdisciplinary Studies: Pre-Law
    AA Interdisciplinary Studies: Math and Science

    Extracurriculars/Work Experience:
    Co-Founder of clothing business
    UC Berkeley Tap
    UC Berkeley Starting Point Mentorship Program
    Assistant Manager of Souvenir shop
    TAP Honors Progam For UCLA Priority Consideration (Completed by Spring 2019)

    Volunteer/Community service:
    Food Donations and Volunteer programs in Mosques
    Volunteer at Daycare Programs

    Personal Statement:
    Working on it so I can't say for sure, but I will have them checked out by multiple faculty members from multiple departments at my school
    Wrote about how I didn't have an education for three years due to being trapped in Pakistan for losing my identification before adolescence
    Wrote about my significant health problems and disabilities that preventing me from performing well in high school and how I am dealing with them currently in college
    Wrote about how I've lost many family members during my time in high school and college that also prevented me from reaching my academic potential and the struggles my mother and I had to make when my father, in particular, died from an accident and the economic struggles that came with not having an income for the first 6 months.
    Wrote about how I would like to earn 6 degrees within two years of enrolling at a CCC to show a testament toward my willingness to continually learn every day and take advantage of every opportunity this country has to offer after witnessing people in Pakistan who would give their left foot to receive any education in general.

    EFC: 0

    California Resident, USA

    Asian American Male

    Income below $15,000

    Hooks
    EOPS
    DSPS
    First Generation Officially, not so much Unofficially (My father and mother both got their degrees from Pakistan but there is no evidence that they had an education at all, not even in their government profiles, perhaps I'll not consider myself as a first-generation student just to be safe
    Ethnic Minority

    Strengths:
    Currently taking 15 units in the summer, 25 units in the fall, and 24 units in the spring while dealing with kidney problems, type 1 diabetes, Heart dysrhythmia, blood pressure issues, thyroid issues, and cholesterol issues at the age of 19. Also handling all this with running a business in which I need to travel 5 hours total front and back with my mother to Fremont to host exhibitions

    Weaknesses:
    Received 3 B's in prerequisites required for my major at UCLA, which are Macro and Microeconomics and Financial Accounting. I want to explain my situation in spring 2018 why I received a B in Micro and Financial Accounting and tell them that my mother had heart problems and my doctor recently revealed I was at risk for undergoing kidney dialysis so I needed to focus more on my health, more so than my education.
    I would like to be in more clubs and programs and interact more with the community. I will be in PTK and a business club in the fall so I don't know how much that will affect my application. I've primarily been focused on my business and my education.

    Applying:
    UC Berkeley (Business Administration)
    UC Los Angeles (Business Economics)
    UC Irvine (Business Administration)
    UC Davis (TAG- Managerial Economics)
    UC Santa Barbara (Economics)
    UC San Diego (Economics)
    UC Riverside (Business Administration)
    UC Merced (Management and Business Economics)
    University of Southern California (Business Administration)
    San Jose State University (Business Administration)
    CSU Los Angeles (Business Administration)
    San Francisco State University (Business Administration)
    San Diego State University (Business Administration - Emphasis in Finance)
    Santa Clara University (Business Administration)
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  • ArmadylGodSwordArmadylGodSword 18 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited July 2018
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    CCC Transfer
    Major GPA: 3.75 (3.78 after TAU if I ace fall 2018 courses)
    IGETC: Not required for engineering
    TAP: No
    Pre-reqs: Will be done by spring 2019 (Phys 3 and Diff Eq)
    ECs: Basically nothing lol
    Applying to: UCLA (top choice), UCSB (2nd choice), UCB, UCSD, UCI, UCD

    UCLA is my dream school but very unlikely with a 3.78 GPA and still having to take 2 pre-reqs in the spring. Berkeley is out of the question. All strongly recommended courses for UCSB will be completed by spring so I'm hoping they will take me.
    edited July 2018
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  • Ohm888Ohm888 2417 replies63 threadsForum Champion UC Transfers Forum Champion
    edited July 2018
    @drivetoeclipse
    can improve faster than most when mind is in the right spot, and mental problems I am not allowed to know about.

    Not sure I’d say I’m faster than others. Also, mental issues. Not sure what that means but sometimes better to highlight strengths in essays and add the mental part in the additional comments at the end of the essays. There’s a part to add anything else. That’s my feeling anyway.
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  • GoodAfternoonSirGoodAfternoonSir 659 replies2 threadsRegistered User Member
    If you see my stats i posted previously and change the gpa from 3.76 to 3.85 what do you guys think my chances are?
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  • AuthenticlyAuthenticly 3 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    edited August 2018
    Here's my stats, if you could chance me that would be great :)

    Major: Sociology

    CCC Transfer from Palomar College

    GPA: Currently at a 3.92, by the time I transfer I expect it to be around a 3.95

    IGETC: Will be done by the end of fall semester

    TAP: No

    SAT Score: 1320 (I don't know if they even ask for that)

    Pre-Requisites for Major: Already completed

    EC'S: Work 20 hours a week for an IT company, Volunteer at a middle school tutoring sheltered English students, In the Active Minds Club.

    Personal Statements: For leadership I talked about how I convinced my parents to adopt one of my teammates because he was getting beaten and neglected by his parents. I talked about my sports background and how hard it was to step away from Football because it was such a significant portion of my life. (For context I had been playing since I was 4 and almost every waking moment of my life went towards playing it, studying it, training with big name coaches across the country, going to camp after camp after camp, etc.) And I'm working on the other two personal Statements right now.

    Applying to: UCB (Top Choice), UCLA (2nd Choice), UCSB (TAG), UCSC, Cornell, NYU, and USC.

    On kind of a side note, I keep getting emails to join Phi-Theta Kappa since I'm on the deans list, do you think it would be worth joining or am I doing enough stuff as it is?

    edited August 2018
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  • mpmp11mpmp11 6 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    CCC student from MJC and Santa Monica College, I transferred home from UCSB after my first quarter for some personal reasons.
    Major: Sociology
    GPA: will have a 3.68 or 3.81 depending on the grade I get in my summer chemistry class... it will also go up above after winter semester.
    Major Prep/GPA: Done, 4.0
    IGETC: Will be completed after Fall semester
    TAP: No, since I transferred from UCSB it was too late for me to join a program.

    Schools Applying: Cal Poly SLO, UCLA , UC Davis , UCI (???)

    EC:
    I work as a scribe in the emergency department.
    Will be doing a lot of volunteering this upcoming semester and possibly getting a second job.
    I have a lot of volunteering from high school as well.
    Possibly more coming this fall... will update.

    Any advice on more to do or what could help my chances??? Thank you in advance
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  • RainbowBriteyRainbowBritey 161 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Thank you @psychtransfer2018 - your post was super helpful and covered so many of the things that drive us all mad :)
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  • filmlover98filmlover98 5 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    @psychtransfer2018
    Do you have an idea to why you didn't get admitted to UCR?
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  • filmlover98filmlover98 5 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Hello everyone! If you could, please chance me! (Needs advice)
    Major: Psychology (alternate major: Sociology)
    GPA: 3.86
    Prerequisites and IGETC will be done by this fall.

    E.C/Awards
    UC Berkeley Summer Experience Residential Program
    UCR Future Physicians Program (conducted a community health project based on mental health)
    UCR Second Annual Care Project
    Directing Change: Mental Health Matters 2017 film winner
    Freelance videographer/photographer
    Honors Program
    Speech & Debate Team : President (Highschool + spoke about substance abuse and immigration)
    Suicide Awareness Campaign Team (High school)
    Club Hope: Cancer Awareness (Highschool/ creator and president)
    Alpha Pi Alpha/ Alpha Kappa Alpha Oratorical Contest 1st place/ Dina Stallings 1st place speech team Overall Winner
    Moreno Valley Mayor’s Award Recognition (Speech Team)
    (Will start volunteering at a hospital in a few weeks for behavioral/mental health)

    Personal Statements:
    - My personal story of being an immigrant and not knowing how to speak English... to becoming an advocate for mental health and immigrants through public speaking/films.
    - Mental Health: Wrote about how the suicide of a friend and a family member drove me to work against the negative stereotypes that comes with mental health illnesses.

    CONCERNS: I have 4 W's.
    Planning to write on the additional comments about my struggle with anxiety, which ultimately lead me to dropping almost all my classes during my first semester of college. (I had to go to the E.R multiple times due to severe chest pains and high heart rates.) My anxiety began last year; I was one of the many people whose admission were withdrawn from UC Irvine last year during summer. (Money issues, sacrificed more than $800 to attend UCI, disappointed myself and my family, was at a low point in my life, brought up all my insecurities etc.).... will write about how I'm getting better through exercise, healthier diets, etc.

    I don't know whether I should write about this because I don't know UC's perspective on mental health problems. (do they see this as a weakness?)
    Any advice?




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  • sugarcane1sugarcane1 225 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Does anyone here who maybe is in 3rd year at community college and only needs classes this fall to be finished with 60 semester units , major prerequisites, IGETC and associate degree plan on taking classes in spring even if you don't "need them" for anything? Anyone know if UCLA cares if you don't plan to take any spring classes?
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  • GoodAfternoonSirGoodAfternoonSir 659 replies2 threadsRegistered User Member
    @sugarcane1 I’ve got all that done but I’m taking classes in spring to fulfill honor program requirements and mainly just for fun. I don’t know if the UC’s look down on someone who doesn’t take classes in a semester but I’m not risking it.
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