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What are my chances of transfering into UC Riverside (Bio major) with a long running record?

soconnor91soconnor91 0 replies1 threads New Member
I started college at a community college in 2009, I ended up having my daughter in 2010 and taking a break from college. I took some classes here and there. In 2016 I attempted going back but I went through a wave of depression due to an emotionally abusive situation and flunked all my classes. I started back up again in 2018 but took it slow because I now have two kids and I was working full time as a restaurant manager. Thanks to my fiance, I am now a full-time student and I will have finished all my general ed and pre-major courses this Fall 2020. My GPA is currently 2.6 and I am going to submit a petition for Academic Renewal for the semester I flunked. I think by the end of this year my GPA will increase to above a 3.0. I have been filling out the TAG, using ASSIST and completing the IGETC, I will be getting an AS-T in Biology, but my record is so long and messy that it makes me insecure about if I'll get in. Being a college sophomore for over 10 years has definitely hit my ego a little. I also plan on applying to CSUSM because my CCC is partnered up with them and I am almost guaranteed to get in, however I love the research programs that UCR has so I'm really hoping they accept me.
Another question is should I wait to graduate until Spring 2021? UCR only accepts transfer applicants for the Fall and Winter quarters and I feel like having that gap may not look so great. Thanks for any advice or comments. :)
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 29067 replies239 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    This is the most current UC Transfer GPA admit data from 2018. You can look up by campus, major and then admit range. For UCR Biological Sciences, the range was 3.02-3.66.

    https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/infocenter/transfers-major

    You can TAG either Fall or Winter quarter and if your TAG is accepted, then you are guaranteed admission as long as maintain your GPA and complete all the requirements.

    UCR does not have a requirement for TAG, that you attend your CC the semester prior to applying. If you have a Gap, then make it worthwhile by looking for major related EC’s or an Internship perhaps?

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  • bluebayoubluebayou 27077 replies176 threads Senior Member
    but my record is so long and messy that it makes me insecure about if I'll get in.

    Most colleges, and the UC's in particular, just love non-traditional applicants, so sending best wishes your way.
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