ask students who have transferred to write their
advice to FC students:
- If you can take all your required chemistry
classes in community college, do so. If not, and if
you have to transition from community college
chemistry classes to UCLA level chemistry classes,
get ready to hit the ground running. The lecture
classes are manageable, because they're more of the
same just harder, but the lab classes are much more
difficult in its very nature, and there's no easy
way to prepare yourself, you'll just have to be
prepared to be among a bunch of students who are
bounds ahead of you already, because they're so much
more familiar with the type of lab offered here. To
give you an idea, I took the harder organic
chemistry path, consisting of 2 lecture classes and
a lab class. I finished the two lecture classes with
an A- (chem 30A) and an A (chem 30B). I'm currently
finishing up the lab (chem 30BL), and I'm struggling
to even pass the class. It's brutal in there! Now at
- 1) Make sure you have good study habits because
you will need those when you transfer! Ý 2)Be all
you can be to reach your dreams and goals-don't let
anyone/anything deter you from what you want most!
University California Riverside, Biology.
- People slack off in university even more than they
do at college, so don't worry about a thing. Choose
your major wisely...once you're on your path in
university with 3 years invested you don't want to
waste them by changing to a completely different
subject. Now at UCLA MIMG, microbiology, immunology,
- Time management, discipline. Now at Shenandoah
University School of Pharmacy.
- Do the reading and don't wait until the last
minute! Now at University of Southern California,
School of Dentistry, Bachelor of Science in Dental
- become involved in more extracurricular activities
(I did not at FC). I remember the semester of
Cellular and Molecular Biology with you well. In
addition to convincing me to pursue this whole
biochemistry thing, the style of lecture prepared me
well for class here at UCSD. Major in Biochemistry
& Cell Biology, UCSD.
- If you are interested in a program, make sure to
do a lot of research on the various schools that you
want to attend. Many pharmacy schools have different
requirements and pre-requisites and use different
types of application methods so be sure you are well
informed before application time comes around. 2) If
interested in pharmacy, make sure you have
experience in any type of health care setting
because the admissions committee likes to see that
you have background knowledge of the health care
industry. University of Southern Nevada, School of
- Don't work full-time. Study what you love. CSUF,
- The most important thing to learn is how to study.
Try different techniques to see how you can remember
and understand the material. 2. Talk to other
students about possible professors.
RateMyProfessor.com and other such websites are
totally unreliable and misleading. UCI, Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology.
- Don't be afraid to ask for help understaning the
material, keep organized.
- I would advise students to take school seriously,
because when looking back, all the stress and
hardships of the course do not seem all that
terrible. Thus, I think that it is very important to
prioritize, in order to do one's best. I also think
that taking 272 Cell Bio with you has been a great
decision. I feel that it has definitely prepared me,
and given me an advantage, when taking other biology
courses:o) Secondly, I would advise that students
should also make time in order to relax and enjoy
themselves. Though having been very successful in my
courses, I often look back and think if i could
possibly have snuck more fun time into the two years
that have gone by since Bio272. I now feel that the
college years are not only to focus on one's studies
in order to attain one's goals, but to also help
develop the person's personality and fill with new
experiences. I wish the students a lot of luck.
California State University, Fullerton. Biology
Major with emphasis in Cellular and Developmental
Bio. Minor in Chemistry.
- 1. Do what Dr. Wu assigns 2. Study and party hard.
UCI, Public Health Science.
- 1) pay attention during the lecture. (if the topic
is very new to you then, record the lecture and
listen to it right after class. it helped me to
understand the lecture easily. 2) study hard
during the week :) so you can have a weekend free!
- 1) Work 2) Volunteer. UCSD, Molecular Synthesis.
- Study and do the best you can, because it only
gets harder and take your time to figure out what
you want to major in because finding out that you
are in a major you don't like makes everything more
difficult. Santa Clara University, Biology.