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What is the shortest amount of time required to transfer to a UC?

Little_DuckLittle_Duck Registered User Posts: 982 Member
edited August 2007 in UC Transfers
If I went to a CC then how long would I have to spend there before transferring to a UC? I am going to be a senior in high school and I plan to take a few classes at the local CC during the school year, but my parents want me to go to a CC for some time before going to a UC.

I would assume it is based on how many courses you take during the year but I'm not sure.

I really would like to transfer as soon as possible because I'm in a location I absolutely abhor and I want to leave ASAP.
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Replies to: What is the shortest amount of time required to transfer to a UC?

  • sakura812sakura812 Registered User Posts: 319 Member
    1 year. Start taking classes during the summer after you graduate from hs. Taking classes during the school year will help speed up the process. Depends on a major and which uc you want to transfer into. Most uc's especially the top uc's want you to finish all your major requirements before you transfer. You also need to complete 60 semester units before you transfer. If you're a science major, I think it's going to be very hard to finish in 1 year. It's probably possible if you major in the humanitites. Also you can use your ap classes to help with major classes or just units.
  • Little_DuckLittle_Duck Registered User Posts: 982 Member
    I plan to major in biological sciences (probably) and I probably want to transfer to UCI or UCLA.

    I'm only going to take about 2 classes during the school year at the CC, and then some more in the summer of 08'.

    I want to transfer quickly but I don't want it to be at the point where I'm dying.

    And as for AP classes....I have taken 1 so far and I am taking 1 more in senior year. So that didn't really help me much....

    So since I'm a science major then could I finish in 1.5 years or 2 years if I take 2 classes throughout senior year and then some more next summer?
  • sakura812sakura812 Registered User Posts: 319 Member
    have you checked out assist.org? That lists the classes you need to take for the major. For ucla, you need minimum 1 year of bio, 1 year of gchem, 1 semester of ochem (i'm not sure if it has changed to 1 year), 1 year of math, and 1 year of english. Also you need to complete 60 units. Uci is more lenient on whether you finish your classes in time. I'm a bio major and i transferred into ucla in two years, so it's very possible that you'll finish in 2 years.
  • Little_DuckLittle_Duck Registered User Posts: 982 Member
    just curious, what CC did you go to and what year are you in at UCLA?
  • sakura812sakura812 Registered User Posts: 319 Member
    I went to pcc. I'm a rising junior. Just transferred into ucla this year.
  • Little_DuckLittle_Duck Registered User Posts: 982 Member
    I heard that it's extremely hard to get classes once you are actually in. Is it easier to get classes straight out of high school or transfer from a CC?
  • sakura812sakura812 Registered User Posts: 319 Member
    No it's the same. Doesn't matter if you're coming from hs or cc because you are a new student and new students do not get priority in registration. It's based on a seniority system. you're going to face this problem too if you plan to register for classes at cc bc their system is also based on seniority.
  • Little_DuckLittle_Duck Registered User Posts: 982 Member
    hmmm but I thought if I take classes during high school and during the summer after i graduate then I'll get a higher priority?
  • Little_DuckLittle_Duck Registered User Posts: 982 Member
    And also, who gets first priority at the UC then?
  • sakura812sakura812 Registered User Posts: 319 Member
    For the cc, yes you'll get higher priority if you take classes earlier. It's based on the amount of units you take. You'll get priority after a certain amount of units you take. But what i meant is that you won't get priority during the very first time that you register for classes at cc. This makes it hard if you want to enroll in a class that fills up very fast i.e chem during your very first time at cc because you do want to transfer in time. But i don't think it would matter as much to you since you are starting early. I started during fall after I graduated from hs, and i barely got the class I needed after running around the first day trying to add classes. I hope this makes sense.

    At a uc it goes seniors, juniors, sophmore, freshman and then new students. If you're in an honors program or a certain program you get to enroll before the seniors do.
  • bman14bman14 Registered User Posts: 588 Member
    if you say you're going to major in humanities and get into ucla, can you later change your major to a science major or something assuming you've taken most of the prereq classes?
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