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What are my chances of my Davis TAG being considered?

kcnunnkcnunn 1 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
edited September 21 in UC Transfers
Hey all-
I am a California Community College student in the midst of the transfer process. I am looking to transfer to UC Davis with an English major with a 3.3 overall GPA, 3.27 transfer level GPA. I have applied to TAG Davis in English-and have been told that because English is not a competitive major that it will not be as hard to get my TAG approved.
Mostly what I am worried about is the fact that I took a lot of creative writing classes at my CC and not a lot of literature courses. I am signed up for my first literature course in the spring of 2020-but it is only one. I have taken three creative writing courses-and have gotten A's in most of them, but I am afraid they will see this as taking "easy" classes and not admit me.
I have gotten all A's and B's at Community College except one C in speech (I simply hated the class and skipped class a lot of the time-it was deserved)-without the C my gpa would be a 3.5. I am hoping this semester I can get more A's than B's and boost my GPA.

There is also a bit of a monkey wrench thrown into this scenario. In fall of 2017 I was a freshman at a small liberal arts college in Salem, Oregon called Willamette University. I took a medical withdrawal a semester in-nearing Thanksgiving break- following a two week manic episode and was hospitalized for five months in an outpatient psychiatric hospital with other adults. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder type 1, and when I was released from the hospital I decided not to return to my liberal arts college due to lack of healthcare. I proceeded to enroll in community college-and am now looking for transfer.

I talked about this in the "additional comments" section of the application-obviously-explaining why there was a gap in my education.

My question is: Do you think colleges will see my mental health journey as a sign of perseverance and strength or a liability? And do you think my gpa is even high enough for my TAG to even be considered? Any comments would be appreciated :)
edited September 21
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  • kcnunnkcnunn 1 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Anyone?
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  • Ohm888Ohm888 2417 replies63 threadsForum Champion UC Transfers Forum Champion
    edited September 25
    Ok:
    1. As long as required courses are completed for the major by spring, it’s ok. Missing recommended is okay.
    2. Both English courses and the math course must be completed by this fall.
    3. Davis says you must be a student at a CCC this last spring 2019 and this following year, preferably full-time unless you work.
    4. You must maintain the minimum TAG GPA and any GPA req that might be listed for English.
    5. Gaps are okay.
    6. You must factor in your GPA from Willamette. Bad grades from Willamette are okay as long as you hit the minimum GPA required.
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  • mikemacmikemac 10333 replies150 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    There is no such thing as "chances of my Davis TAG being considered" so perhaps you don't understand the way the program works. You meet all the criteria, they accept you. No chances involved. You don't meet all the criteria, they don't admit you via TAG.
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