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Chance me please! Transfer student to Liberal Arts Undecided

jimbob22jimbob22 Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
Here are all my stats:
GPA:3.75
Ethnicity:Alaska Native
Essays:just the 2 required, 5/10(mediocre)
One solid Recommendation Letter from Manager at Restaraunt


classes taken so far:
English composition 1: A
US History 1: B
Programming Fund. 1: A
Geography 1303: A
UT Austin Computer Science Intro: A (did this in high school)

Currently in progress:
College Algebra
Programming Fund. 2
US History 2
English Composition 2
Geology 1403

I've been doubting myself because of the classes that I have taken (I have been on the Computer Science Degree plan). My plan is to transfer into COLA undecided and get all A's and transfer to Mccombs to pursue Management Information Systems.

All Thoughts and comments are welcome :)

Replies to: Chance me please! Transfer student to Liberal Arts Undecided

  • danfer91danfer91 Registered User Posts: 474 Member
    "My plan is to transfer into COLA undecided and get all A's and transfer to Mccombs to pursue Management Information Systems."

    Please don't do this if you're not actually willing to get a degree from the College of Liberal Arts. Internal transfers to McCombs are quite rare.
  • SlimShadyLadySlimShadyLady Registered User Posts: 133 Junior Member
    ^What they said. The university is really trying to dissuade people from doing what you're describing. Not saying it's impossible, just saying you need to have a backup plan.

    As for your stats, I'd say they're pretty decent for COLA. Really good GPA, but no ECs, I'm assuming? I'm not sure how much weight they put on them for transfer students, but not having them could be a problem. Good luck regardless!
  • Ya YaYa Ya Registered User Posts: 1,158 Senior Member
    Take as much Math as you can before transferring.

    https://admissions.utexas.edu/explore/prerequisites

    You need 3 Calculus classes for MIS, and believe me, Calculus at CC is much easier than at UT. Since you are currently on College Algebra level it is going to be the biggest challenge.
    Take 2 Math classes this summer, Summer 1 and Summer 2. Take Micro- and Macroeconomics at CC.

    Apply to UT AFTER THAT, with Calculus (preferably MATH 408/308M) and both Economics.

    You can transfer from CC to UT with any number of credits. You cannot do internal transfer at UT if you have more than 60 hours.

    If you transfer to COLA, you will stay in COLA, by the time you get all your Math prerequisites you will have too many credit hours, you'll never make it to Business.
  • jimbob22jimbob22 Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    Thank you all for the comments. I went ahead and applied to keep my opportunities open. If i do stay at CC should I take extra curricular? Any advice is helpful to better my chances for business school! I just need guidance on what to do. Thanks!
  • Ya YaYa Ya Registered User Posts: 1,158 Senior Member
    Any additional advice can be given when you have your Math grades, plural.
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