Category Archives: Transfer Student Spotlight

Transfer Student Spotlight: Sam Sprague

Name: Sam Sprague UC San Diego College: Warren College SDCCD College: San Diego City College Major: Philosophy What advice would you give to transfers who are currently at community college? If you’re interested in studying the humanities, consider UC San Diego. We are best known for our science and engineering programs, but the humanities departments are a hidden gem. They have excellent faculty, are far […]

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Transfer Student Spotlight: Sajjad Naseri

Name: Sajjad Naseri UC San Diego College: Sixth College SDCCD College: San Diego Mesa College Major: Literatures in English Minor: Linguistics What was the hardest part of transferring? Making sure I had all my English requirements for transferring with IGETC. English is my fourth language and when I immigrated to the United States, I didn’t know any English. Then, I decided to take all the English classes that Mesa College […]

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Transfer Student Spotlight: Tyler Faurot

Name: Tyler Faurot UC San Diego College: Marshall Community College College: San Diego Miramar College Major: Literatures in English What was the hardest part of transferring? Getting used to the UC system. What advice would you give to transfers who are currently at community college? If you can, take language courses BEFORE coming to UC San Diego. It will make life much easier on you. […]

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Transfer Student Spotlight: Rudy Rivera

Name: Rudy Rivera UC San Diego College: Eleanor Roosevelt Community College: San Diego City College Major: History (Emphasis in Law) Minor: Political Science (Emphasis in Political Theory) What was the hardest thing about transferring? The hardest part of transferring was getting acclimated with the wide variety of locations/resources offered on campus. Also, the quarter system is fast and does not wait for you! I had […]

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Transfer Student Spotlight: Andrew Powers

Name: Andrew Powers Community College: San Diego City College UC San Diego College: Warren Major: Literature/Writing What was the hardest part of transferring? The hardest part about transferring, for me, was dealing with all of the stress involving applications, their fees, and their due dates. Juggling my work life with school was already a challenge when attending community college, and adding transfer applications and essays into […]

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Transfer Student Spotlight: Mike Lowenhaupt

Name: Mike Lowenhaupt Community College: San Diego Mesa Community College UC San Diego College: Muir College Major: Literature/Writing What advice would you give to transfers who are currently at community college? The best advice I can give to those looking to transfer is that you need to complete IGETC, talk to your transfer advisors regularly, take advantage of resources at the transfer center, and get […]

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Transfer Student Spotlight: Rebecca Chhay

Name: Rebecca Chhay Community College: Miramar College UC San Diego College: Muir Major: Literatures in English Minor: Ethnic Studies What advice would you give to transfers who are currently at community college? I would definitely recommend completing IGETC, using assist.org, and researching multiple schools. I didn’t initially apply to UC San Diego because of its reputation as a STEM school, but during my application cycle they […]

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Transfer Student Spotlight: Anna Strahan

Name: Anna Strahan Community College: Mesa College UC San Diego College: Warren Major: Speculative Design What was the hardest part of transferring? The hardest part of transferring was getting to know the campus and getting involved on campus. Being a transfer student you don’t have much time to explore other majors (if you want to graduate in 2 years). I switched from Media to Speculative Design towards the end of […]

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