ToTransferOrNot wrote:stinger35 wrote:ToTransferOrNot wrote:Journeybound wrote:If they only accept 15-25 transfers per year, how many will they actually accept during ED? It seems like it must be a very small number, especially since the acceptances are binding. Maybe 3-5 acceptances? 8-10 at the most?
I think there were 5 of us last year, but I can't remember for sure.
Thats so nuts to think about. Ive got NO CHANCE. hahahahahaha
Keep in mind, the entire world of people who applied to transfer to UChicago ED is probably lurking on these boards. UChicago ED is not a widely-known thing. Furthermore, a lot of people who would be competetive for it choose to forgo it because they would prefer Columbia (which has similar, if not somewhat more lax due to size, transfer admissions standards,) or want to save themselves for the holy grail (HYS--which I have advocated for ITT, ironically enough--I know that my advice alone knocked a handful of people out of the ED process--those of you who stuck with it owe me, lol).
So, if I remember correctly, I got my call in the second week of May--on a Wednesday, I believe. (I remember that I got the call while I was in a study group for my fourth final exam). I don't know if I would believe whoever in admissions said "consistent" means "same or better"--that isn't at all what was communicated to people last year, and I *really* don't think they're going to axe anyone unless you have a really bad drop in grades.
Also, for what it's worth, I talked them in to letting me keep my deposit in at GULC because I was flipping out so much about the consistent grade thing. Of course, they sent me the e-mail clearing it 5 minutes after I withdrew from GULC Saved me $500 in the end, though (there's a $500 deposit for GULC in mid-June, if I remember correctly, and I didn't get all of my grades in untilt he end of June). I think they just got tired of me panicing about it, but you might try to talk them in to it. Just please don't say "oh well you did it for TToN last year!"--the admissions people are already irritated enough with the fact that I don't sing UChicago ED's praises.
I 100% agree with TToN about the meaning of "consistent" performance. It means "don't fail" or "don't bomb" a course. I've informally received transfer admissions offers from adcoms at other schools based on my current transcript & resume, and they've told me the same thing. Don't fail or bomb your current classes, and you're "in."