I'm currently a sophomore applying for Comp Sci in November for the Fall 2021 quarter.
Currently have a 3.9 GPA, and while I'm still waiting on a response from a guidance counselor on transfer course equivalence I think I may still be on track to fulfill the gen-ed requirements by the Winter 2021 quarter.
CMPSC 121 (C++ OOP intro course) - A
EARTH 101 - A
ENGL 15S - A
MATH 140 - A
PSYCH 100 - A
CAS 100A - A
CMPSC 122 (C++ OOP) - A
MATH 141 - A
MATH 220 Matrices(basically introductory Linear Algebra) - B+
PHYS 211 Mechanics - A-
To be taken in fall:
CMPSC 221 (Java with Web)
MATH 230 (Calc 3)
(Thinking of adding discrete maths class for the Comp Sci requirements in UCSC)
EC's were difficult for me first year, partly due to my major in Harrisburg and partly due to COVID. I started an engineering club and our project was based around food delivery robotics. We were able to make headway and were planning on having a physical product by now but due to COVID obviously that had to be put aside for now. Right now I've basically stopped club activity as I've also been lucky enough to be able to have a web dev internship right now in the summer for a start up based in Cali, which I plan on continuing into the Fall 2020 semester.
Obviously, I'm at a huge disadvantage because I'm not applying from a CCC or CSU(which I totally regret not doing now) but does that mean with my current credentials that its still basically impossible to get accepted? Will being a resident in Cali give me a better shot? I like PSU but I was hoping for a much more productive first year to be able to make a solid project and good connections before I transfer up to University Park(2+2 plan). But like many others right now not able to return to campus, I can't see much more opportunity for Comp Sci in PSU Harrisburg and am having trouble justifing the extra OOS tuition. I'd rather now stay in-state and focus on internships in the Bay Area.