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How important are personal insight questions for transfer applicants?

uncreativemessuncreativemess 1 replies3 threads New Member
edited August 11 in UC Transfers
I'm planning on applying for transfer this year to a UC from a California community college. I was wondering how essential responses to personal insight questions are. I have heard that only GPA matters when applying to transfer to a UC. I have a 3.7 GPA and my major is computer science I want to transfer to UC Merced.
edited August 11
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  • 3Collegeuni3Collegeuni 21 replies0 threads Junior Member
    edited August 10
    Hello, I got accepted to UCLA this year as a transfer student. Of course GPA is important but doesn't play a big role in my opinion. believe it or not my GPA was 3.2 when I applied but my Personal insight questions were strong and I got accepted. But honestly everyone has different experience. Good Luck to you :)
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  • Danbam23Danbam23 4 replies1 threads New Member
    Hey there! After talking to college advisors and counselors, I would say that PIQ's are important to developing a holistic view of a student. It's the only section that can really portray your passions, skills, etc in depth (with the exception to your extracurricular section). You want to make yourself the best possible candidate so a strong set of PIQ's will help in identifying yourself to the UC's!
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