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Can Junior level transfer students to UCSB's CCS graduate within their remaining 2 years?

cascade12cascade12 7 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
UC Santa Barbara is currently my top school, and I am highly interested in their College of Creative Studies for getting my Physics major. I would love to go because it would work perfectly with my goals and complicated prerequisite history. I found out that their recommended program advises taking a lot of their unique classes in Freshman and Sophomore year, though. I would be transferring in as a Junior if I get in so this could be of concern for me to get it all done. However, I then learned that they accept Senior level transfer students and that their requirements are flexible, so I figured it couldn't hurt to ask if I could still go.

If I am permitted to enter while having Junior standing, would it be within reason to graduate by the end of Senior year? Thank you.
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  • NCalRentNCalRent 6129 replies14 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    http://bap.ucsb.edu/institutional.research/retention.and.graduation.rates/
    their 2 yr grad rate is 60% so, most people do. Most admitted students follow the Required course list exactly. All of your lower division and pre-reqs should be covered so, you should only need another 6 quarters to accumulate the rest of the units you need to graduate.
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  • cascade12cascade12 7 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Thank you for responding. Can you show where it gives the relevant data? I didn't see it on the linked page.
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  • cascade12cascade12 7 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    @NCalRent Sorry I am new to this forum so I didn't know how to tag you. My reply is the above comment.
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  • NCalRentNCalRent 6129 replies14 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @caccade12 use the Admit Level drop down to select Transfer, scroll down to the chart titled Admission Year - the blue line represents 2 year grad rate (60%) and the yellow line, 4 year grad rate (90%)
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 77702 replies678 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited August 7
    Presumably, you are really asking if the special lower division physics courses for CCS physics can be substituted by the non-CCS versions or CC courses articulating to the non-CCS versions.

    For example, https://www.assist.org/transfer/report/15059515 lists that UCSB PHYS 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 3L, 4L, 5L or 25L are required, with SBCC PHYS 121, 122, 123 covering them, for the non-CCS physics major. However, https://ccs.ucsb.edu/sites/default/files/2017-08/Physics-Major-Sheet.pdf for the CCS physics major lists PHYS CS31, CS32, CS32, CS34, CS35, CS36, CS40, CS15A, CS15B, CS15C. You may need to ask the department directly if the non-CCS lower division physics courses or their CC equivalents can be substituted for the CCS lower division physics courses if you transfer as a CCS physics major.

    If the answer is yes, then you should be able to finish the upper division course work in two years if you transfer with all lower division course work completed. However, if the answer is no, then you may need to take a lot of "catch up" courses, delaying graduation.
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  • mikemacmikemac 10303 replies150 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    UCSB CCC prides themselves in being a small personalized branch of the university. You should call them to discuss your preparation and other questions; they will be happy to talk to you.
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  • cascade12cascade12 7 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    @NCalRent I don't see any CCS data for that.
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  • cascade12cascade12 7 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    @ucbalumnus Thank you. I suppose I will have to contact them and ask. Part of the pain of it is that I have credits from several institutions and many different types of credits, and I may have to ask specifically about each course I have taken. It maybe worth it to do that, though.
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  • cascade12cascade12 7 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    @mikemac Thank you. I hope they will.
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  • NCalRentNCalRent 6129 replies14 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @cascade12 not sure what you mean by CCS data but, Same data without the graphic, on page 4 under Student Retention & Graduation Rates
    60% 2 yr grad rate is a pretty good for a big public college.
    http://bap.ucsb.edu/institutional.research/campus.profiles/campus.profiles.2018.19.pdf

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  • cascade12cascade12 7 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    @NCalRent Your data appears to be for UCSB in general. I'm sorry if this is bad to ask, but do you know what the College of Creative Studies is? It accounts for like 2% of their student body and has a completely different curriculum from the rest of UCSB.
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  • NCalRentNCalRent 6129 replies14 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    i have no reason to believe it would be much different. Might i suggest reaching out to the college directly.
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  • cascade12cascade12 7 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    @NCalRent I have tried that. They are taking a long time and have very little contact information for me to go off. Do you have reason to believe that CCS would line up with the rest of the school? I outlined how they have a lot they want you to take in the first two years that is different and unique to that college. I posted this because of how difficult it is to get information on transferring to that specific college.
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  • NCalRentNCalRent 6129 replies14 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited August 15
    i don't have specific knowledge on that front sorry.
    edited August 15
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