|By Ntntran (Ntntran) on Thursday, August 21, 2003 - 01:21 am: Edit|
Is it true that it's easier to get into Berkeley as an architecture major? How about if you're an intercampus transfer? I'm also planning on minoring/double majoring in Asian Studies. Do the UCs count the +/- in your gpa for intercampus transfer students?
I posted a while back but here is an update on my stats:
GPA: (+/- count) 3.88
(+/- don't count) 3.92
My gpa will be anywhere from a 3.8 something to a 3.9 something depending on what I get in this next class.
- Assistant Director for the annual Picnic Day Parade (2002-2003)
- FBLA officer (Vice President of Membership 2 years and General Secretary 1 year) and member for 4 years in high school (1999-2002)
- Took drawing classes outside of the university (does that count?) (2003)
- Amnesty International (2001-2002)
- California Scholastic Federation (1998-2002)
- I think I managed to get an internship at an architecture firm, but it's not for sure yet. 90% chance though.
- I'm doing informational interviews/job shadowing at various architecture firms.
- Going to join JCC and VSA (Japanese Culture Club or something and the Vietnamese Student Association).
- Applying to study abroad in Japan next year.
- I also have a lot of volunteer work from high school. I may volunteer for the Red Cross if I have time in the fall.
- Deans list every quarter from Fall 2002 to Spring 2003.
- 1st place Community Service Project at the FBLA State Leadership Conference (2002)
- 6th place Website development at the FBLA State Leadership Conference (2001)
- Vietnamese Air Force Scholastic Achievement Award (1999-2002)
- FBLA scholarship (2002)
- CSF gold chord recipient (2002)
I also have a pretty good idea about what I'm going to say in my personal statement(s).
|By Ntntran (Ntntran) on Thursday, August 21, 2003 - 01:22 am: Edit|
Oh yeah, I was considering taking up Taekwondo if not the Red Cross.
|By Ntntran (Ntntran) on Thursday, August 21, 2003 - 04:18 am: Edit|
|By Cmaher (Cmaher) on Thursday, August 21, 2003 - 05:45 am: Edit|
Intercampus transfer? Transfering Berkeley "colleges" or from a different Uni/College?
If that GPA is UW, it should be, I don't see why you wouldn't get in.
Please indulge me, why do you want to study Asian studies? I always see people minoring in the study of their own people, is it a desire to learn about one's ancestors or is it a way to try to define oneself and try to answer some questions or other philisophical/psychological "stuff"?
|By Ntntran (Ntntran) on Thursday, August 21, 2003 - 02:10 pm: Edit|
I want to transfer from UC Davis to UC Berkeley. I hear that it's very hard since community college students get priority. However, I've also heard that the architecture major is easier to get into.
Asian Studies at Berkeley is divided into many different categories; the one which I want to study is Japan. Since I am Vietnamese this isn't exactly my culture. To be honest, my interest in Japan developed through anime and things just took off from there.
As for people who want to study about their own culture, I think all the explanations you mentioned are true. If some sort of "Vietnamese" major was available I don't think I'd study it, but I would take a few classes in order to learn about my heritage.
|By Ntntran (Ntntran) on Thursday, August 21, 2003 - 08:09 pm: Edit|
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