CC -> IB?

I'm currently in my second year of community college in CA. Late to the game but if I transfer and network I can work my way up into Ib. What are my chances with these stats:

Age: 19
GPA: 3.75
Not submitting SAT/ACT cause of COVID
Ec: - martial arts 15 years, martial arts instructor 6 years (current job)
- business and economics club at cc
- basic knowledge of excel (working on completing biws excel program)

~80 units completed by transfer Spring 22
Got 3 B's in English 101, chem 101, and stat for bus, rest all A's. Currently taking a different stat course to get an A to show improvement.

I will have all transfer prereqs done for all schools by spring


Big Reach- NYU, Georgetown, Cornell

Reach- northwestern, northeastern, WashU St.L, Washington and Lee, uc Berkeley

Target-UCLA, USC, UVA, Boston college, babson, Villanova

Safety- UCSB (transfer admission guarantee), CSUN (local cal state)

Not sure if im gonna apply to all of these, just a brainstorm list. Also I want to make sure I maintain a high gpa, heard that Berkeley ruins gpa not sure about haas specifically.

Any feedback helps :)

Comments (9)

Oct 20, 2021 - 1:46am
ColdDinero, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Csun will not give you great chances at IB. Santa Barbara very slightly better but still a hard sell. UCLA and usc place decently but you'll need to network given you're a transfer student. Anything is possible tho so don't let me get your hopes down. I was once a CC student and now I'm in IB. Granted I took an elongated path here by going to grad school. Keep networking and never stop networking. Good luck

Oct 20, 2021 - 2:07am
iranianrooster2, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I was thinking the same thing, csun is a last resort and I will prob take up ucsb over csun if it comes down to it. Do you have any tips for networking for ib as a junior?

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Oct 20, 2021 - 1:57am

If you can transfer to USC, UCLA, or UVA, depending on when you transfer (recruiting happens spring of Sophomore year so if you can transfer before then), and if you even have time to get involved in the IB clubs then yes you have a chance. 

Oct 20, 2021 - 2:05am
iranianrooster2, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Thanks for the reply.

I'm not able to transfer for the spring semester, I need to finish 2 more major courses next semester. Will I still be able to land an internship enrolling in the fall of junior year?

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Oct 20, 2021 - 2:31am

By fall, a lot of the banks have already finished recruiting (all of the EB's except Centerview), but if you network hard starting now - the fall and come into the fall with a strong network of bankers then I think banks like JPM (I think still recruit in the fall), and many of the MM's is definitely possible. It will come down to if you network now and as soon as you start at whatever school you immediately start interviewing.

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