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Uc riverside to Mid tier uc transfer?

happysadman54321happysadman54321 Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
Hi guys, I am a incoming freshman and I am one of those people that used UCR as a backup UC for SB Irvine and Davis (UC Reject lol) and I am avoiding the CC route right now for the college experience. Any sucessful transfers in the past have any stats they would like to share? Any advice besides going to CC? Are one year transfers possible with enough credits?(ap credits and summer classes at a cc) Avoid bashing please, im sure there are numerous others that will google this later. Thank you
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Replies to: Uc riverside to Mid tier uc transfer?

  • 4232711942327119 Registered User Posts: 115 Junior Member
    Don't be a dick ("UC Reject lol")

    You need 90 quarter credits for a UC to UC transfer, so it doesn't matter if it's only been one year. Less than like 8% of transfers (to the entire UC system) are from 4 year institutions. You're better off going to community college, or you will need a really good GPA from UCR to transfer. I remember reading that UCSD's (?) mean transfer GPA was around a 3.5. This is not meant to offend you at all, but you did get rejected from those colleges with your high school grades. Just because it's UCR does not mean it is easy to get straight As. Are you really going to be able to turn it around and get good grades in college?

    My biggest question to you is, why do you want to transfer? I can definitely understand if it's about UCR's location or the school doesn't offer your major, but the academics here are not any worse than UC Irvine's. No employer is going to choose a graduate from UC Irvine over UC Riverside solely based on college, unless it is his/her alma mater.
  • TowelieTowelie Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    As a fellow reject, I highly recommend you to attend cc rather than UCR. You are not going to have good college experience with that mindset.
    It is very difficult for you to transfer in a year for uc to uc. I only know one person who transferred from uc to uc in a year and he was from UCSD. You did get rejected from other universities because of your scores which means you probably do not have enough ap credits or cc units to transfer in a year. You are probably going to stay in this school for two years minimum if you are planning to transfer. Transfer in two years is definitely possible, but you will waste a lot of money if you attend here. Also, transfer from cc to uc has much higher rate of acceptance than transfer from uc to uc.
  • oceanpartieroceanpartier Registered User Posts: 779 Member
    I met two transfers from UCR, just within my department (Life Sciences) at orientation for UCLA last summer. I'm sure there are UCR transfers to SB, Davis, and UCI as well (though personally I have not met any while at UCI). It's not as hard as everyone makes it sound. Even with UCLA, the odds are pretty good.

    Profile of Transfers from other UCs - 12 Fall - UCLA Undergraduate Admissions

    A one year transfer is possible if you manage to accumulate all the units necessary while completing all of your pre-requisites as well (the hard part). If your major has few pre-requisites, this should be no problem. Doing the two year transfer is much less stressful though. If your ultimate goal is is to attend Davis, SB, or UCI, I'd recommend going to a CCC instead; you are basically guaranteed a spot at any one of those schools through TAG. If you're okay with staying UCR, go ahead and apply just to see what happens. I know a lot of people who went to UCR thinking they would definitely transfer out but ended up staying cause they liked it so much.
  • wanago2collegewanago2college Registered User Posts: 386 Member
    "No employer is going to choose a graduate from UC Irvine over UC Riverside solely based on college, unless it is his/her alma mater. ". Nope. This is what all the people from UCR will brainwash you with. This is not true. PRESTIGE MATTERS. I had a 3.7 GPA from HS, rejected to every UC except UCSC and UCR.


    I applied this year to all the UC's as a Transfer Student from UCR with a 3.6 and got accepted to UCSB, UCSD, UCI, and waiting on all other UC's still. It will take 2 years without AP credits. Don't let the idiots at UCR demotivate you, join Honors.
  • Gunner4LifeGunner4Life Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
    @wanago2college

    Your perception of "prestige matters" is only half true. It's what you do in college that really matters.

    My friend who goes to Cal Poly Pomona is making $76,000 out of school--he is an engineering major. And this would of not been able to happen if he hadn't built a solar-powered boat, of which he won numerous competitions against top schools like MIT.

    Bolstering your resume is more important than prestige, but I guess old habits die hard.
  • kalon12kalon12 Registered User Posts: 85 Junior Member
    lol so ignorant.
  • 4232711942327119 Registered User Posts: 115 Junior Member
    "Nope. This is what all the people from UCR will brainwash you with. This is not true. PRESTIGE MATTERS. I had a 3.7 GPA from HS, rejected to every UC except UCSC and UCR"/"Don't let the idiots at UCR demotivate you, join Honors."

    Lmao, calm down. No need for those badass all caps and that "ego-hurting insult". I agree with Gunner4Life. What you do in college matters more and also, who you know is really important too. Unless if you graduate from an ivy league/top tier school, then you're just set for life.

    Back to the original poster, I may have come off as a ****** and I apologize. If you really have your heart set on transferring from UCR, don't let random people on the internet tell you what to do. Research everything, talk to your academic advisor/everyone you need to, and be ready to work your ass off.
  • happysadman54321happysadman54321 Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    @ 42327119 is saying uc reject really that offensive? sorry if it and i ment it as a joke
    and i dont expect strait As from UCR, ive improved my work habits and gpa alot during senior year and ive taken 8 aps throughout highschool so i wont be totally crushed when i get into college. UCR would be a fine place to spend my 4 years if it was somewhere a little better and more fun, (even the 364 best colleges book says UCR is boring along with countless random people on the internet and they advertise how they are a hour away from everywhere fun) thank you all for your responses though they really helped
  • oceanpartieroceanpartier Registered User Posts: 779 Member
    ^
    It might have been kind of offensive tbh...as UCR is no longer the school that takes in the people who didn't get into the campus they wanted (UCM is). You are pretty fortunate to get into UCR....it was way harder to get into the UC this year than in recent memory.

    College is so totally different from HS though...I'm not saying it's harder (personally I thought some of my AP classes were "harder" than college courses)...I just mean it's different. You will have to adjust and throw out a lot of what you've "learned" in HS. Honestly, you may think UCR is boring by judging its surroundings...but the same can be said for UCI and UCD. UCI is a commuter school and UCD is a farmland =/ Having fun depends mostly on meeting the right people.
  • happysadman54321happysadman54321 Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    @oceanpartier i guess you are right, sorry if i offended anybody. i did notice alot more davis/irvine/sb/santa cruz rejections than last year but riverside's label as a saftey still sticks to most highschoolers and most dont even remeber merced. i actually like irvine as a area alot but Davis seems like the perfect school to be at location and acedemic wise for me. I only brought up the highschool grades because the previous poster directed a question twords them. Thanks for the insight though!
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