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UC Berkeley Fall 2020: Transfer Thread

differentialinfodifferentialinfo 3 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
edited June 4 in UC Transfers
I know this is early, but I wanted to make a transfer thread right now for UC Berkeley 2020.

Feel free to comment based on this template (obtained from UC Berkeley Fall 2019 Thread):
GPA/ MAJOR GPA/ UC GPA
[ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
[ *] Job/Work Experience:
[ *] Volunteer/Community service:
[ *] Personal Statement:

[ *] Applied for Financial Aid?:
[ *][ b] Intended Major [ /b]:
[ *] State (if domestic applicant):
[ *] Country (if international applicant):
[ *] School Type:
[ *] Ethnicity:
[ *] Gender:
[ *] Income Bracket:
[ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.):


[ *] Strengths:
[ *] Weaknesses:
Applying to what schools?

Here is my information and statistics (chance me):
Major: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, or Statistics
GPA: 3.77/4.00
Honors: Yes, completing 16 honors units by the time of transfer.
STEM Tutor for Calculus I, VP of Pre-Health Club, member of PTK. Hoping to complete more extracurriculars based on math with the time this summer, but not sure if it's already too late to obtain an opportunity to do so.
Applying to UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCI, UC Davis, CSULB, and CSUF.

Good luck to everyone in this process, and I look forward to seeing everyone's comments!

edited June 4
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  • Ohm888Ohm888 2381 replies61 threadsForum Champion UC Transfers Forum Champion
    Thx!
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  • yusanlolyusanlol 27 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Possibly staying 3rd year at CC for Berkeley

    Major: Data Science or Applied Mathematics
    GPA: 3.80
    Honors: CC doesn't have
    EC: Computer Science tutor, community service, working part-time/leadership (Supervisor)
    Hope to pick up a few more ECs in Fall (Math tutor, clubs)
    Prerequisites: All finished by end of Spring 2020

    Weaknesses: 2 W on transcript in MATH1B equivalent (finished with A this past semester)
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  • nontradhopefulnontradhopeful 25 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    GPA: 3.75 / 3.62
    IGETC and Major Prereqs: Done
    Major: Society and Environment
    Minor(s): City and Regional Planning / Environmental Economics and Policy
    CCC: Berkeley City College - Political Science and Psychology AA(s)
    Ethnicity: Cinnamon 😎
    Gender: F
    Income Bracket: $50k
    Hooks: URM - yes, but I don't identify as such on applications. First generation - yes.
    Strengths: Essays, upward grade trend - 3.8 and 4.0 final two semesters
    Weaknesses: Lack of EC's and volunteer work plus a crap ton of W's (majority retaken with A's). Teenage parent now pushing 40, moved out at 18, education was put on the back burner.
    Applying to what schools?: UCD, UCB, SJSU and SFSU (might not bother with the last two since I can TAG, really love UCD but UCB has more interesting course options and is closer to home)
    Job/Work Experience: 15+ years administrative/accounts payable and receivable/payroll
    Volunteer/Community Service: SPCA, Meals on Wheels and local Catholic church.
    EC: Zero....unless Candy Crush counts 😅 I play when I'm suffering from insomnia, currently stuck on level 4,043.
    Applying for Financial Aid?: Yes

    Good luck to everyone! :)
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  • randomuser186randomuser186 1 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    GPA:3.75/4
    IGETC &prereq: done
    Applied mathematics
    CCC
    M/18/latino
    first gen, only child
    Hooks:Living in dangerous area with cousins, staying out of crime, struggles with family problems, how I focused on my business and education to further myself away from streets. Experience with assault.
    Essay topic:managing a bay area company payroll/tax by creating math based program, owning and growing a business($70k+).
    TAG: UCD
    Applying: UCB(its really just ucb or accept tag to davis)

    other info I might talk about:counting coins with my mother to catch a mcdonalds, my mom didnt eat that day so I could eat. Working side gigs/cash jobs since 12 to help mother. tutoring people in my math classes.
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  • KennyLuckKennyLuck 1 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    edited June 10
    Projected overall GPA after fall 2019: 3.74/4
    Intended Major [ /b]: Computer Science L&S
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Hackathons, she-who-code club member, engineering club member,(co-founded immigrant-student club)
    Job/Work Experience:CS Tutor, library Tech support, retail sale associate, summer 2019 engineering intern at a distinguished organization
    Volunteer/Community service: Taught myself HTML & CSS to build club website, kitchen helper at a summer camp, Immigrant club representative
    Personal Statement: i don't know
    School Type: CCC close to UCB
    Ethnicity: South East Asian
    Gender: male
    Income Bracket: low-income
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.): first generation,
    Weaknesses: a huge decline in GPA last semester and a W
    edited June 10
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  • tslacallstslacalls 3 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    edited June 14
    GPA: 4.0 / 4.0
    IGETC & Breadth: both will be complete by Spring 2020
    Honors: Yes (15 honors units minimum at time of transfer)
    ECs: Marketing internship, 2019 summer intern for a solar panel company, library volunteer, in process of becoming tutor at school.
    Personal Statement: in progress
    Intended Major: Haas School of Business
    School Type: CC in SoCal
    Ethnicity: Asian/Caucasian
    Gender: M
    Age: 21
    Applying to: UCB, UCLA, UCI, UCR, Cal Poly SLO, Cal Poly Pomona

    Glad to see that the Fall 2020 thread has gone up! I’ve been lurking on previous transfer threads and it has finally come time for me to transfer as well. Best of luck to everyone!
    edited June 14
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  • ryancorddavidryancorddavid 14 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    GPA: 3.89
    IGETC/Prereqs will be completed by Spring 2020
    EC: Physics and Calculus tutor for the veterans club and a tee-ball coach for my son's team
    Job/Work Experience: Army veteran and been deployed multiple times
    Major: Physics
    Ethnicity: Filipino
    Gender: M
    Hooks: First gen, naturalized citizen(was born in the Philippines)
    Applying to: UCB, UCD, Stanford, Cal Poly SLO, UW Seattle, Columbia University and SJSU

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  • DavronDavron 5 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Do u have to have an SAT score to apply for Stanford?
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  • DavronDavron 5 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    GPA: 4.0
    Major: CS in L&S
    IGETC will be completed in 2020 spring.
    EC: TA in Python class, tutor in Python and C++, all for 2 yrs
    Job: 20+ hrs work while in school
    Personal Statement: Haven't started yet.
    State: Domestic student
    Ethnicity: Other_Uzbek
    Gender: Male
    Income bracket: Low income
    Hooks: First generation, immigrant
    Applying: UCB, UCSD, UCD (TAG), SJSU, UCI, UCLA (missing Phyc 4C)

    Question: Since the acceptance rate for CS is so low (6% as of 2018), how important is the personal statement? A deal breaker?
    Good luck to everyone!
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  • DavronDavron 5 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    How effective is UC Berkeley TAP?
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  • ryancorddavidryancorddavid 14 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    @Davron yes, however, transfer applicants can choose between ACT and SAT.
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  • kohryamikohryami 1 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    College: CCC in SF Valley
    GPA/ MAJOR GPA/ UC GPA: Econ/Buz-econ, GPA:3.88, 4.0 FOR MAJOR PREPS
    No TAP for UCB or UCLA
    [ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): member of the AGS, entrepreneur clubs, plan to become the vice president of the entrepreneur club, attended UCLA CCCP, UCB Summer Experience, will look
    [ *] Job/Work Experience: worked as a assistant at my relative's grocery store: helped with accounting and management, currently full time student
    [ *] Volunteer/Community service: likely going to have over 50 hrs of volunteering: 40 hrs for the AGS club and 10 hrs on my own to volunteer in local food bank
    [ *] Personal Statement: currently attend ucla cccp, will have them look over. So far, I'd rate 5/10 for it.
    [ *] Applied for Financial Aid?: yes
    [ *] State (if domestic applicant): Domestic
    [ *] School Type: public Cal CC
    [ *] Ethnicity: Eastern Asian
    [ *] Gender: Male
    [ *] Income Bracket: Below poverty threshold
    [ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.):
    First-gen, immigrant, had depression and family problems which affected me since the junior year of high school, haven't overcome it, which causes me to have extremely low efficiency to get things done
    [ *] Strengths:
    [ *] Weaknesses: Have a W, likely will be finishing the major prep cal3 over this winter or 2020 spring, which is after the filing period.
    Applying to what schools?: UCB, UCLA, TAG for UCI, UCSD, UCSB

    PS: I want to get into UCB for econ so badly. But I know it's reach because I 've barely had any extramural econ experience or internship. Would appreciate any help at this point
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  • uclahistory2020uclahistory2020 5 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    College: CCC in Bay Area
    GPA: 3.9/3.9+
    Major: History
    job experience: none lol
    Volunteer: 20+ hours
    Strengths: Honors Program, Honors club, TAP ceritified
    Applying to: UCLA, UCB, UCSB, Cal Poly SLO, SF State
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  • tslacallstslacalls 3 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Davron wrote: »
    How effective is UC Berkeley TAP?
    @Davron Unlike UCLA, UCB's TAP doesn't give you any priority in the applicant pool. UCB's TAP provides you with counseling and application guidance if I'm not mistaken. But hey, it can only help your chances. I also recommend looking into the Staring Point Mentorship Program if you haven't already.
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  • Ohm888Ohm888 2381 replies61 threadsForum Champion UC Transfers Forum Champion
    Berkeley TAP is for low income, minority or first gen. It provides support. Not honors or priority. Guidance. But if you fit that it’s a good tool to have.
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  • mistercombmistercomb 1 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Hello! First time poster, but I'm excited to see people talking about transfer apps for the fall, so I wanted to share my info!
    -GPA: 3.7/3.8 UC
    -Extracurriculars: President of anthro club at my school, internship with the California History Museum, phi theta kappa honor society member
    I also sew and dance, but not sure if these count, or if they care
    -Job/Work experience: 6 years in an office job
    -Volunteer/community service: volunteer archaeology with the bureau of land management for two years, volunteer at the california history museum, approximately 100 hours in total?
    -Intended major: Anthropology, College of Letters and Sciences
    -State: California
    -School type: California community college
    -Ethnicity/gener: white and female
    -Income bracket: below $15,000
    -Applying to all UC's, will TAG to UC Davis, aiming for UC Berkeley!
    Good luck to everyone applying!!
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  • Ohm888Ohm888 2381 replies61 threadsForum Champion UC Transfers Forum Champion
    Welcome @mistercomb! Sounds good!
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  • CalPlsAcceptMeCalPlsAcceptMe 3 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    edited August 6
    Hello Everyone!! Here are my stats:
    GPA: 4.0
    Major: L&S CS
    Extracurriculars: SI for Math
    IGETC: Nearly done
    Applying to UCI, UCB, UCSD, UCLA, TAGing to UCD
    edited August 6
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  • UCLApleaseacceptUCLApleaseaccept 2 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Major: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
    GPA: 3.90
    Major Prep GPA: 4.0
    IGETC: Completed by Winter
    Pre-Reqs: 2 required in progress for Spring, along with some recommended
    PIQ's: Talked about leading tutor group, enduring through eye disease during school year, Basketball, and computers.
    Applying to: UCLA, UCB, UCD, UCSB, UCI, and UCSD
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  • ste1111ste1111 7 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Political Science/ History (not sure yet currently double majoring) - 3.66
    -Lot of hours volunteer work, clubs, honors, research
    -Currently Work Full Time
    -Personal Statement: Absolutely no clue yet ):
    -IGETC: Will be completed by the end of Spring 2020 (is this a problem? I see a lot of ones completed by Fall 2019)
    -Applied for Financial Aid?: No
    -From IVC a CC (honors program)
    -White/ Female
    -Hooks- Currently involved in research for the psychology department that involves other students and traveling to conferences to present data
    -Strengths: family alum, research presentation
    -Weaknesses: GPA/ currently undecided on major
    -UCLA, UCB, UCSB (tagging), UCD, UCI, USC, Pepperdine, Chapman, SLO
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