Transferring Halfway Through Undergrad

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chuckbass
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Transferring Halfway Through Undergrad

Postby chuckbass » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:09 pm

I was wondering if transferring after my sophomore year of undergrad would negatively impact my admissions to law schools. Currently I attend a small, private Christian college in Pennsylvania and I have a 3.7 gpa. I love my school, but at this point I have certain problems with it and I also really just want to be at college in DC. It looks like I shouldn't have a problem transferring to American University, and I may have a decent shot of getting into Georgetown. The possible problem that I see with then applying to law school is that my recommendations would be weaker, as I will only have a year or so to build relationships with my new professors. Is it worth it to transfer, or should I just stay put for two more years?

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Re: Transferring Halfway Through Undergrad

Postby ben4847 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:12 pm

I'd say the most important factor is keeping the GPA up.

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Re: Transferring Halfway Through Undergrad

Postby 20130312 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:15 pm

Two things matter to adcomms: LSAT and GPA. If you think you will have better grades if you transfer, do it. If you prefer a familiar environment, stay.

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Re: Transferring Halfway Through Undergrad

Postby Ludo! » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:22 pm

Obama transferred, he did ok.

Seriously though - the only thing that matters from your UG is your GPA. As long as you can maintain that you'll be fine. I transferred and got both my LORs from my new school after only being there a year.

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Re: Transferring Halfway Through Undergrad

Postby Nate895 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:36 pm

As a matter of curiosity, might I ask which school you are going to now?

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Re: Transferring Halfway Through Undergrad

Postby 062914123 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:49 pm

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Re: Transferring Halfway Through Undergrad

Postby ThreeRivers » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:55 pm

I transferred and only got 1 LOR from new school (got other one from prof at old school) and then one non-academic one

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Re: Transferring Halfway Through Undergrad

Postby chuckbass » Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:22 pm

Nate895 wrote:As a matter of curiosity, might I ask which school you are going to now?


Messiah College

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Re: Transferring Halfway Through Undergrad

Postby chuckbass » Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:24 pm

Ok well at this point it all depends on how much each school would cost me compared to what I'm paying now. If the money is around the same, then I'll definitely consider transferring.

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Re: Transferring Halfway Through Undergrad

Postby jkpolk » Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:25 pm

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Re: Transferring Halfway Through Undergrad

Postby ben4847 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:26 pm

scotth724 wrote:
Nate895 wrote:As a matter of curiosity, might I ask which school you are going to now?


Messiah College


Why don't you go to that Hillsdale college that Rush advertises for?




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