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Transferring from a UC to another UC

2021transfer12021transfer1 1 replies1 threads New Member
edited September 10 in UC Transfers
For inter-UC transfer, will taking upper-division courses at home UC negatively affect the admission chance?
edited September 10
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 31191 replies503 threads Forum Champion
    This is from UCLA specifically: Please note, for transfer applicants coming from a UC campus specifically, no more than 24 of these units may be from upper-division coursework. Students transferring from another UC campus will be at risk of being denied admission if they exceed the total 129 units limitation OR exceed the 24 unit upper-division coursework limitation.

    Other UC’s may have different limitations so you need to check each individual campus.

    Below are the UC unit maximums:
    Berkeley: 90 semester/135 quarter units or more
    Accepts some High Unit Juniors and Seniors

    Davis: 80 semester/120 quarter units or more; Dean’s Review required
    Accepts some High Unit Juniors and Seniors

    Irvine: 90 semester/135 quarter units or more
    Accepts some High Unit Juniors and Seniors

    Los Angeles: 86.5 semester/130 quarter units or more
    Accepts NO High Unit Juniors or Seniors

    Merced: 80 semester/120 quarter units or more; Dean’s Review required
    Accepts some High Unit Juniors and Seniors

    Riverside: 90 semester/135 quarter units or more; Dean’s Review required
    Accepts some High Unit Juniors and Seniors

    San Diego: 90 semester/135 quarter units or more
    Accepts some High Unit Juniors

    Santa Barbara: 90 semester/135 quarter units or more
    *College of Creative Studies will consider seniors on a case-by-case basis
    Accepts High Unit Juniors

    Santa Cruz: 90 semester/135 quarter units or more
    Accepts High Unit Juniors
    06-07-2020 at 6:26 am
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  • 2021transfer12021transfer1 1 replies1 threads New Member
    Thank you, this is really helpful! I have 20 AP units at current UC. Do those AP credits count toward the UC unit maximum?
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 31191 replies503 threads Forum Champion
    According to another discussion in the UC Transfer forum, no AP credits do not count towards the UC unit maximum.

    Check out this discussion especially the last few posts: https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/uc-transfers/2188839-unit-cap-if-only-taking-undergraduate-level-classes-at-a-4-year.html
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  • Ohm888Ohm888 Forum Champion UC Transfers 2924 replies71 threads Forum Champion
    When Transferring UC-UC, all units are counted and there is no 70 unit lower division cap. AP is excluded from the count.
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  • dyosay2dyosay2 25 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Hi! Can someone explain this statement that was on the FAQs for UCLA?

    "UC courses and upper division courses from 4-year institutions will not be capped (at 70 semester/105 quarter units). Those units can put you at risk of exceeding the maximum for transfer eligibility and becoming senior-level."
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  • Ohm888Ohm888 Forum Champion UC Transfers 2924 replies71 threads Forum Champion
    Example:
    Lower division courses: 75 (capped at 70)
    Upper division courses from a random 4-year: 10
    UC courses (upper and lower): 10

    This equals 90 units.
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