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UCLA Fall 2021 Transfers

pearlywhitespearlywhites 0 replies1 threads New Member
edited July 26 in UC Transfers
Hi guys! I saw that someone made this thread a few months ago but it's now closed since it was made too early. I think now is a good time to make one! I've been so stressed and have been scrolling through last year's forums. Feel free to leave your stats and ecs down below!
edited July 26
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  • Danbam23Danbam23 4 replies1 threads New Member
    I guess I can start it off, should've done this on the UC Berkeley 2021 thread but oh well lol (feel free to comment there too if you're applying!). Just going to follow this template:

    Intended Major [ /b]: Political Science
    [ *] State (if domestic applicant): In-State (California)
    *] School Type: CC
    [*] GPA: 4.0 (at the moment lol not sure if this will drop next semester)
    [ *] Gender: Male
    [ *] Income Bracket: Low Income
    [ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.): First Gen, Honor Student/ Dean List (or whatever you call it lol)

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): No work experience but tons of EC's that relate to my major (they're all short though due to covid which sucks) but a couple are: Intern for a Councilmember, One of the VP's at my CC, Aide for two city Commissions, Teaching Assistant and a peer tutor for courses taught at my CC and a local Highschool. Got a scholarship from a program that's associated with UCB, and applied to Berkeley TAP, unfortunately my CC doesn't have Tap for UCLA so we shall see (hopefully I can at least get into the one for Berkeley!)

    [ *] Job/Work Experience: None (yikes)

    [ *] Strengths: EC's, I drafted my PIQ's early and had them read over by some UCB transfer students and my Scholarship Coordinator
    [ *] Weaknesses: A lot of EC's cut short due to Covid-19 but will clarify in the additional comments when applying!
    Applying to what schools? UCLA, UCB, UCD (Tag)

    Good luck everyone!
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  • SelfishDragonSelfishDragon 1 replies0 threads New Member
    Hey Guys!

    Intended Major: Physiological Sciences
    In-State Applicant
    California Community College Student
    3.91 Overall GPA
    4.0 Science GPA
    Hooks: President's Honor List, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Member

    EC's: Research/Lab Work for participation in UCI Honors Conference (Biological and Physical Sciences Category)
    ≈ 4-5 months of work

    Work Experience: Avid Tutor ( 1 year and a couple months)

    Strengths: I'm about to complete the honors program at my college so I'll be UCLA TAP certified (ie Priority Consideration)

    Weaknesses: Other than occasional club participation, I only have one noteworthy EC and volunteer options (specifically for pre-med) aren't really available

    Applying: UCLA, UCSD, UCSB(TAG)

    Good Luck :)
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  • falltransfer2021falltransfer2021 1 replies0 threads New Member
    edited August 9
    Hi @Danbam23 ! I was just wondering how you got UCB transfer students to read over your essays? Did you know them beforehand because I'd love if a transfer student could look over my essays too.
    edited August 9
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  • wardantrichwardantrich 2 replies1 threads New Member
    Intended Major: Physics
    Second-Choice Major: Applied Mathematics
    In-State Applicant
    California Community College Student
    GPA (as of summer 2020): 4.00/4.00
    Hooks: Honors Program TAP, President's List x2, 32 Honors Credits

    EC's: Phi Theta Kappa, Mu Alpha Theta, Astronomy Club, Stanford Summer Session (studied mathematics), Research Symposium x1, Honors Research Symposium x2 (presentation on physics related research), Mathematics Competitions

    Work Experience: Freelance web-development, ran my own automated currency exchange service

    Strengths: Working with an editor on my PIQ's, hopefully they turn out well. Lab research experience.

    Weaknesses: Didn't complete the physics transfer pathway (won't have modern physics completed by time of transfer)

    Applying: UCLA, UCB, UCSB CCS, UCSB (TAG)
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  • Danbam23Danbam23 4 replies1 threads New Member
    Hey @falltransfer2021 ! I had a mix of friends who went to my local community college and successfully transferred to UCB and UCLA who helped me out a ton. Others I met at UCB through different programs, so I was able to have virtually my UC app checked and advised on by students and counselors. Feel free to send a message if you have any questions and best of luck!
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  • palmreader17palmreader17 1 replies0 threads New Member
    Hi everyone!
    Intended Major: Chicana/o Studies
    Spanish cmty and culture for back-up
    In-State CC
    GPA: 3.72
    Middle class
    First Gen, TAP Honor Student, Dean List x3, 57 credits

    ECs: Honors research symposium, Honors program, Coach at local high school, some community service hours for coastal clean up

    Job/Work Experience: Full time babysitter since September 2019

    Strengths: UCLA TAP certified, graduating with 3 degrees, attended UCLA STOMP program, will start workshops for my PIQ's in September
    Weaknesses: I have an EW for a poli sci class this summer session but I don't think it will matter much

    Applying to what schools? UCLA, UCB, UCSB, UCD (tag), SFSU, USC, Pomona College
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  • dyosay2dyosay2 25 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Hey all! There was something I've been curious about but I've been getting mixed answers online. I'm from a UC and I'm applying this fall as a first-year transfer (I only spent 1 year at a UC institution so far). I was wondering, do applicants usually include high school activities on UC apps? I've heard some people discourage it because it might come off as that I wasn't as active in extracurriculars during my college years, but I've also heard others say that it won't hurt to mention them because it can provide more background info. I don't necessarily need to add any high school extracurriculars, but I feel like it won't hurt to mention some club leadership positions I held during high school. Any thoughts on this?
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  • samkr14samkr14 298 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @dyosay2 I know some people do include it but those are CC transfers. I am not really sure but I think you can include awards you may have received during graduation and such but I think you should focus your application more on what you did in the 1 year you spent at your current UC. Also, may I ask from which UC you are transferring to. I am planning to transfer as well however in Fall 2022. I will be a freshman this fall for fall 2020
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  • Ohm888Ohm888 Forum Champion UC Transfers 2906 replies71 threads Forum Champion
    Especially if you’re a one-year transfer, add senior year activities.
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  • TheHaveNots117TheHaveNots117 2 replies0 threads New Member
    edited September 1
    Hello everyone! How are my chances??
    GPA: 3.924 (B in one non-transferable math) (Pending)
    UC GPA: 4.00
    Major GPA: 4.0 (So Far, taking last two classes this fall)
    [*] Extracurriculars:
    -Alpha Gamma Sigma (Vice-President)(Marketing committee member)(Fundraising committee member)-2 yrs
    -Fencing Club (Vice President)-1 yr
    -Speech and Debate (competitor 1 yr 5 mnths) (State and NAtional Championship team {Cancelled due top COVID-19})
    -Founder and cheif-editor of a political website/blog- 5 mnths
    -Social media Intern for the TOR Pasadena- 3 mnths
    -Participated on a competitive gaming team that competed in multiple low-level tournaments in California- 1 yr 6mnths
    [*] Job/work experience: Odd jobs for extra cash when my mother needs help with rent.
    [*] Volunteer/Community Service:
    - Lead Middle School Tutor - 1 yr
    - Democratic Socialists of America: Member and Volunteer -6 mnths
    - California Democratic Party: Volunteer- 6 mnths
    [*] Personal Statement: Working on first drafts

    [*] Applied for financial aid?: Yes
    [*] Intended major: [a] Political Science
    [*] State: California
    [*] School Type: Community College
    [*] Gender: Male
    [*] Income Bracket: Low-Income
    [*] Hooks: First-gen, Low-income, Mexican-American, unique career goals
    [*] Strengths: Probably my extracurriculars and the fact that I was able to completely change my life around. I went from a 2.1 gpa in Highschool to where I am now so hopefully that makes an impact.
    [*] Weaknesses: I have 2 W's in the same math class and this is my third year at a CC.
    Applying to which schools?
    -UCB, UCLA, USC, NYU, Cornell, UCSB(TAG), UCSD, UCI, UCD, Pepperdine, Boston U, maybe some others
    edited September 1
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