Major Selection + Community College Scheduling
This is the first part of the journey and also the most vital. Not knowing your path over multiple UCs and not knowing what to take is the number one deal-breaker in terms of transferring. We help you devise a schedule and plan.
Personal Insight and Essay Guidance
The Personal Insight questions are designed to provide a snapshot view of you as a candidate.
Especially helpful for academic borderline applicants and those
applying to highly selective majors.
Applying to a non-UC? We have a great track record with creating
stand-out essays that get noticed.
The Haas Applicant
Haas School of Business has a stringent protocol for applicants. I work one-on-one to help with extra-curricular planning, major course completion, and especially, since the department puts 35% weight on essays, the Haas Supplemental. The Haas Supplemental is one of the most important writing submissions at the UCs.
Out-of-State and Non-CCC Transfers
While the UC has final word on
course transferability, CA College
Transfer has the tools to help
evaluate out-of-state and non-
CCC coursework and strategize a plan for the best possible
One Year Transfers
Students with a fair amount of AP credit often can transfer as a junior in one year. CA College Transfer can help strategize the best approach when applying with few completed courses.
Augmented Reviews are
questions sent out to select
applicants when the UCs
want more information.
How you answer can be
a powerful admissions tool.
If a student is not admitted and believes there is a valid reason for an overturn, the appeal letter is crucial. I analyze the application as well as each situation, helping students frame the best possible response.
Extra-Curricular Activities and High School Prep
Extra-curriculars, enrichment and internships are crucial when choosing highly selective majors and the top UCs.
CA College Transfer helps evaluate your potential and point you in the right direction.
Lindy helped my son prepare his college application essays. He was accepted in all UCs he applied, even Berkeley for one of the hardest majors, Chemical Engineering. She also helped with private university essays where he got offers, with scholarships, from Georgetown, Emory and Santa Clara. Thanks Lindy for helping my son!
Thank you so much for all your help with my major redirection and essays. Truly, this wouldn’t be my life if it wasn’t for you.
I am excited to share with you the result of my UC application. My application to all 5 UCs, especially UCLA and UC Berkeley, was accepted for Fall 2018. Thank you very much on behalf my family and myself; it was through your help that I succeeded in processing the application.
I got accepted into Haas and UCLA!! I will be going to Berkeley but I just want to take the time to thank you for all of your help. This would not have happened without your assistance. It was definitely a long road to get here but it was absolutely worth the hard work.I am so grateful to have had your help in this process.
While Lindy and I only exchanged a few emails regarding Berkeley, I found that she was immediately responsive, very informative, and clearly knowledgeable about UC admissions.
Lindy took it upon herself to advocate on my behalf and got me Academic Renewal after the community college said I didn’t qualify. She said the rule was not being interpreted correctly and she was right.
Lindy was extremely helpful in developing ideas that I had trouble even thinking of. I definitely recommend her to students who want help in transferring.
Lindy really assisted me in choosing the right words, topics and focus in making the very best personal statements. I don’t think I would have finished them, or they would not have been as strong if it wasn’t for her help. Thank you, Lindy!
Thanks to your help I got into UC Berkeley (Economics) and UCLA (Economics) along with all the other UCs. I have decided to attend Berkeley and appreciate your help the last two years.Your guidance was crucial to achieving my goal.
My daughter came into this very nervous because being a CSU to UC transfer she knew the admit rate is already low; however with Mrs. King’s expertise not only with the essays but the whole process, my daughter now feels confident she’s in a strong position. Her service and book are invaluable.
Lindy, I just bought your book. I have been working at community colleges for almost ten years as a counselor, but I have been so impressed with all the research — and detailed but easy to understand explanations — found in your book. I just wanted to thank you for creating this AMAZING resource! Excellent work!
If I could rate this 6 stars, I would. Lindy provides you with everything you need to know, and plenty of things you never thought of. I am seriously amazed that something like this exists. If you are interested in transferring to a UC from any CCC, buy this book! You will be so prepared!
How to Transfer to a UC from a California Community College is a must have for all CCC students wishing to transfer to any of the UC’s. Highly recommended!!
Ms King was amazing!! I was working on my UC Berkeley appeal and she was able to take my mumbo jumbo of thoughts, solidify them and translate them into something eloquent, while still maintaining my voice… I highly recommend her for help regarding any essay, especially college essays. By far the most helpful assistance I have come across in this difficult appeal process.
Thank you so much Lindy for explaining the community college system to me and my son and getting us on board for hopefully a great two year run. There are so many facets to getting it all done efficiently, and you described everything in an easy to follow manner. I look forward to having you work with my son later to make sure he stays on track.
At first I was hesitant to buy this excellent book because at 570 pages, I thought I won’t live long enough to read it. But I’m glad I did. It’s laid out in short chapters with lots of charts and lists. Plus, not every chapter refers to your situation so you can jump right over it. You want to transfer to a UC? You can’t do better than this.
I can’t even begin to thank you enough for this. I knew my essay needed a lot of work but I was just so incredibly stressed about the situation I couldn’t even think properly. Thank you so much. The suggestions you’ve made are phenomenal and I’m incredibly grateful that you took the time to do this for me for free, someone you don’t even know!
I was really impressed with how well my appeal letter came out after I showed it to you and you discussed how it should be streamlined and more focused. I don’t know how well my chances are, but I wish I had had you earlier to help with my personal statements.
Just two emails from Lindy explained more to me about what I needed than I got at my community college, and corrected a serious issue that might have prevented me from transferring. I got in one year.