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Transferring for Fall '13

sas148sas148 Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
Hi there,

I was just curious if anyone could give me some personal experience details regarding the following:

-- Overall enjoyment of the campus and it's education system?

-- If one were to apply and will be lacking 1-2 of the Lower-Division Course requirements, will that be a major issue or fairly minor with a still decent chance of admission (assuming a good GPA, etc)?

-- I will be transferring with my significant-other, and neither of us took any language classes in high school or in community college. I've noticed, according to the IGETC, that they'd like (in UC) for you to have completed two-years of a secondary language. Will that be possible to complete at UC or are they likely to reject the application? Is that a degree requirement?

That's all for now, thank you in advance for any help you can provide!
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Replies to: Transferring for Fall '13

  • ScribbsScribbs Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    Hi there,

    I was just curious if anyone could give me some personal experience details regarding the following:

    -- Overall enjoyment of the campus and it's education system?

    UCR is fun and relaxed. If I had to give it a grade, it would be a C+/B-. The atmosphere here is good, but it's not extraordinary, however you can tell the student groups put in a lot of effort towards their activities on campus. The education ranges between B- to A-, you will definitely get your moneys worth, however your experience will also largely depend on the professors you get (which are generally B+/A- teachers). If you go the extra mile though, and put yourself out there to make friends and go see concerts and things, you will have a good time. Same for the education side of things, if you put forth extra work, the returns you get are pretty good (in terms of networking/getting letters of recommendation). UCR is one of those campuses where life is what you make of it. Other campuses, kind of absorb you into their culture. Neither is better or worse than the other, but know there is definitely a big difference. If you like being one with the crowd, I'd try another campus. If you like a more independent feeling, and smaller groups, you'll like UCR.


    -- If one were to apply and will be lacking 1-2 of the Lower-Division Course requirements, will that be a major issue or fairly minor with a still decent chance of admission (assuming a good GPA, etc)?

    Depends on your major. As a CHASS major, I was missing a ton of IGETC and Breadth requirements and they still let me in, with 59 units versus 60 to boot! Call admissions and ask them about what to do in your situation. It will help a lot.

    -- I will be transferring with my significant-other, and neither of us took any language classes in high school or in community college. I've noticed, according to the IGETC, that they'd like (in UC) for you to have completed two-years of a secondary language. Will that be possible to complete at UC or are they likely to reject the application? Is that a degree requirement?

    They will almost definitely take you in without a language requirement, so long as you meet the other conditions. I didn't have any language background as well because the course offerings at my CC didn't include Japanese or Korean, which were the only languages I wanted to take. Again, talk to admissions!

    That's all for now, thank you in advance for any help you can provide!
  • sas148sas148 Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    Thanks for responding Scribbs! Appreciate it. :)

    I'm going to be a Business Administration major and the significant other is going for Computer Science. So, we shall see. I'll consider contacting admissions there at some point after my current semester is complete at my current CC.
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