I am a California resident looking to attend a UC in the near future (hopefully UCLA) and I'm a sophomore in high school. By the end of Senior year I'll have all the credits needed to be considered a junior, from taking classes at my local community college.
I don't know wether I should apply as a freshman or as a transfer through TAP. Which option would I benefit more in? I heard that transfers don't get as much scholarships, but my family is doing well financially so it's not a huge deal... although I prefer having the scholarships to reduce the cost for my parents.
My issue is more on getting accepted to UCLA, I do have backup plans but it's close to home and their business economics program is amazing. I believe that transfer students have a higher chance but I'm not entirely sure. I am planning on joining my cc's honors program by the time I turn 16 (over the summer).
Any information, little or great is very much appreciated!