Transfer from a borderline T3/T2 school to a high T2

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Generic20101L
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Transfer from a borderline T3/T2 school to a high T2

Postby Generic20101L » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:30 pm

I have extensive ties to the high T2, LORs from multiple department heads, heavily involved in the community.

Top third good enough? Maybe even top half? Do they really only care about grades?

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Re: Transfer from a borderline T3/T2 school to a high T2

Postby Lawl Shcool » Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:29 am

Not a lot of data on this kind of transfer so it's tough to say. The most important factor in transferring is 1L grades, so just focus on getting the highest grades possible. I would say top 10% is a safe bet.

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Re: Transfer from a borderline T3/T2 school to a high T2

Postby concurrent fork » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:27 pm

Generic20101L wrote:Do they really only care about grades?


Yes. But if you manage to get around top 10% don't even bother - apply to T30s and GULC.

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Re: Transfer from a borderline T3/T2 school to a high T2

Postby Generic20101L » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:36 pm

concurrent fork wrote:
Generic20101L wrote:Do they really only care about grades?


Yes. But if you manage to get around top 10% don't even bother - apply to T30s and GULC.


So you top 1/3 to move up from 100 (roughly) to 60 (roughly) is out of the question?

What about top 10% and asking the 60 for a scholarship? Is that possible?

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Re: Transfer from a borderline T3/T2 school to a high T2

Postby Lawl Shcool » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:11 am

Transfers don't get scholarships.

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Re: Transfer from a borderline T3/T2 school to a high T2

Postby patrickd139 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:41 am

Generic20101L wrote:
concurrent fork wrote:
Generic20101L wrote:Do they really only care about grades?


Yes. But if you manage to get around top 10% don't even bother - apply to T30s and GULC.


So you top 1/3 to move up from 100 (roughly) to 60 (roughly) is out of the question?

What about top 10% and asking the 60 for a scholarship? Is that possible?

If you're not trolling, please go study.

If you're trolling, please go study.

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Re: Transfer from a borderline T3/T2 school to a high T2

Postby thexfactor » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:18 am

Generic20101L wrote:
concurrent fork wrote:
Generic20101L wrote:Do they really only care about grades?


Yes. But if you manage to get around top 10% don't even bother - apply to T30s and GULC.


So you top 1/3 to move up from 100 (roughly) to 60 (roughly) is out of the question?

What about top 10% and asking the 60 for a scholarship? Is that possible?


top 10% woudln't get you into gulc anymore. check out last year's transfer stats. It was brutal.....You need middle single digits to have a shot at t14, vandy,ucla,usc
Top 1/3-25% will get you a shot at wustl/emory

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Re: Transfer from a borderline T3/T2 school to a high T2

Postby Generic20101L » Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:37 am

I don't know why we are talking about Georgetown, I don't want to go to Georgetown.

I just want to transfer from 100 to 60.

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Re: Transfer from a borderline T3/T2 school to a high T2

Postby concurrent fork » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:15 am

I you are only interested in going from T2--> higher T2, then maybe top third is competitive. It's hard to say because T2 applicants usually try to move higher up:
http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/trans ... =dir&slk=1

Anyway, just worry about exams now. None of this matters until you have grades.

thexfactor wrote:top 10% woudln't get you into gulc anymore.

Hmm I can't say I'm surprised. The process seems to get more competitive each year.

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Re: Transfer from a borderline T3/T2 school to a high T2

Postby A'nold » Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:52 am

I would guess that top 1/3 would do it, but aim for #1.

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Re: Transfer from a borderline T3/T2 school to a high T2

Postby kk19131 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:55 am

The hell is a T2 school?

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Re: Transfer from a borderline T3/T2 school to a high T2

Postby dreakol » Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:20 pm

a T2 is any school ranked below CCN. Though, I have seen people classify CCN as T2. HTH.

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Re: Transfer from a borderline T3/T2 school to a high T2

Postby justadude55 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:30 pm

lol.

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Re: Transfer from a borderline T3/T2 school to a high T2

Postby megaTTTron » Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:03 am

Lawl Shcool wrote:Transfers don't get scholarships.


Unless you're going to H. My buddy just told me they matched his T1's scholly money. What a piiimp. So jealous.

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Re: Transfer from a borderline T3/T2 school to a high T2

Postby random5483 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:48 am

dreakol wrote:a T2 is any school ranked below CCN. Though, I have seen people classify CCN as T2. HTH.



T2 = school ranked in the 51-100 range. Schools below CCN can be T14 or T1. CCN tend to be in the T6. The numbers are confusing.

HYS (Harvard/Yale/Stanford > T6 (Top 6)> T14 (Top 14) > T1 (Top 50) > T2 (51-100) > T3 > T4 > State Accredited Schools.

Some people use other systems, but the above is most commonly used.

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Re: Transfer from a borderline T3/T2 school to a high T2

Postby Grizz » Sun Dec 26, 2010 4:14 am

random5483 wrote:
dreakol wrote:a T2 is any school ranked below CCN. Though, I have seen people classify CCN as T2. HTH.



T2 = school ranked in the 51-100 range. Schools below CCN can be T14 or T1. CCN tend to be in the T6. The numbers are confusing.


You missed the joke bro.

HYS (Harvard/Yale/Stanford > T6 (Top 6)> T14 (Top 14) > T1 (Top 50) > T2 (51-100) > T3 > T4 > State Accredited Schools.

Some people use other systems, but the above is most commonly used.


For all intents and purposes, national rankings don't mean too much after the top 25 or so schools, making T1, T2, T3, and T4 fairly meaningless distinctions unless comparing in-region.

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Re: Transfer from a borderline T3/T2 school to a high T2

Postby random5483 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:23 pm

rad law wrote:Some people use other systems, but the above is most commonly used.


For all intents and purposes, national rankings don't mean too much after the top 25 or so schools, making T1, T2, T3, and T4 fairly meaningless distinctions unless comparing in-region.[/quote]


I disagree. The difference between a school in the 30s and a school in the upper T2s might be "marginal"; however, the difference between a school in the 30s and a T4 like Cooley is significant. On the other hand, IMO the difference between going to a T10 to a T6 is relatively small (unless HYS).

However, I do partially agree with you. I doubt there is a real difference between a T3 or a T4 school. Or even between a school in the 80s or 90s and a T3 school.

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Re: Transfer from a borderline T3/T2 school to a high T2

Postby Grizz » Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:36 pm

random5483 wrote:
rad law wrote:For all intents and purposes, national rankings don't mean too much after the top 25 or so schools, making T1, T2, T3, and T4 fairly meaningless distinctions unless comparing in-region.


I disagree. The difference between a school in the 30s and a school in the upper T2s might be "marginal"; however, the difference between a school in the 30s and a T4 like Cooley is significant. On the other hand, IMO the difference between going to a T10 to a T6 is relatively small (unless HYS).


In-region accounts for much of what you're talking about here bro. Rankings are okay for comparing in-region, but ranking schools on a national scale is silly.

Example: UGA is ranked 28 or whatever. Nebraska is a TTT. Basically the only difference is where you want to end up.

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Re: Transfer from a borderline T3/T2 school to a high T2

Postby mapnoren » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:22 am

rad law wrote:
random5483 wrote:
rad law wrote:For all intents and purposes, national rankings don't mean too much after the top 25 or so schools, making T1, T2, T3, and T4 fairly meaningless distinctions unless comparing in-region.


I disagree. The difference between a school in the 30s and a school in the upper T2s might be "marginal"; however, the difference between a school in the 30s and a T4 like Cooley is significant. On the other hand, IMO the difference between going to a T10 to a T6 is relatively small (unless HYS).


In-region accounts for much of what you're talking about here bro. Rankings are okay for comparing in-region, but ranking schools on a national scale is silly.

Example: UGA is ranked 28 or whatever. Nebraska is a TTT. Basically the only difference is where you want to end up.


No, Nebraska is back in the Top 100, and thus T2 again.

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Re: Transfer from a borderline T3/T2 school to a high T2

Postby patrickd139 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:20 pm

mapnoren wrote:No, Nebraska is back in the Top 100, and thus T2 again.

OP is probably the only one who should be reviving this thread....




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