hello, pf i am new here and this is my first post and i would like to know what course of action i will need to take in order to reach my goals. [sorry if this is in the wrong section, if it is can a mod please move it to the correct location] a little backround info; I just graduated high school a couple of days ago and i will be attending a CCC. (SMC). in highschool i took many AP classes but only managed to pass 2 [waiting for my senior year AP scores]. My SAT and ACT were subpar at best [1570/22] but in my mind I know that I am far from stupid. I went to one of the top 5 worst highschools in california. i applied to some UCs and CSUs but was rejected from 95% of them. I chose to go the CCC route because I would rather try again in 2 years and aim for the stars. so i come here today to ask what is needed to transfer out of a CC into a school with prestige. the schools id like to attend in the future would be; (for chemical engineering) Cornell, UCB, Georgia Tech, UCLA, CalTech (i wish), Stanford (i wish again) and schools of that prestige. I know it will be far from easy, but I just want a general guideline as to what I need to do. (do i need a lot of EC's, if so what kind, my GPA, my courseload, etc etc) thank you so much if you read through all of that!