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Would I be able to apply to a UC?

I am 27 years old and thinking about attending a community college again. I got my Associate of Arts degree there in English but not sure what to do with it. This is the reason I wanted to go back to a community college. Would I be able to apply to UCLA if I do new major classes at the CC? Is there an age limit to applying to a UC? What kind of GPA do I need to get into UCLA? I would apply to CSUN but really my dream school is a UC.

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    If your goal is to get a 4 year degree, I really don't see any point in getting another Associates degree.  Just apply to a 4 year college and start as a junior.  

    In regards to specific universities, you should look up their requirements for transfer students on their websites.  You do not mention your CC grades, but UC schools tend to have high academic standards.  If you want to get another AA because you didn't earn a high GPA the first time, you should not consider 4 year schools which are very rigorous academically.

    John
    Lv 6 3 months ago 0 0
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  • If your goal is to get a 4 year degree, I really don't see any point in getting another Associates degree.  Just apply to a 4 year college and start as a junior.  

    In regards to specific universities, you should look up their requirements for transfer students on their websites.  You do not mention your CC grades, but UC schools tend to have high academic standards.  If you want to get another AA because you didn't earn a high GPA the first time, you should not consider 4 year schools which are very rigorous academically.

    John 3 months ago 0 0
  • Why don’t you get a meeting with the admissions office (when schools open again) and get some facts.  Have you gone on their web site and read requirements for transfer students? You have 60 credits for a CC why would go for another associate degree?  You need to find out what credits UC schools would accept.

    At a CC you only want to take general education classes for transfer. 

    There is no age limit to apply to CC or a university. 

    drip 3 months ago 0 0
  • In order to be accepted into a UC as a transfer, you will need to have completed the first 60 credits (might be more for science majors) of your bachelor's degree, including general education and major requirements. 

    So if you want to apply for a major other than English (or if the introductory requirements for English majors, or the general education requirements, have changed in the last few years), then yes, you will need to return to community college to fulfill the new requirements.

    The problem is, unless you're sure of what you want your new major to be, it's pointless to attend community college.

    There is no age limit. The GPA required depends on what community college you attended (see second source document) as well as what major you're applying to. 

    Sam Spayed 3 months ago 0 0
  • You can apply to any school at any age.  You don't need to go back to community college to apply.  If you aren't accepted, THEN you might want to consider starting back at a CC.  The admissions requirements can be found on each university website.

    MS 3 months ago 1 0
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