NYC T2 transfer into T1

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Vronsky
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NYC T2 transfer into T1

Postby Vronsky » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:27 am

hey everyone, I go to a T2 greater new york city area school. Curious about my chances to transfer, but my school does not release class rank info till after the second semester.

my GPA after 1 semester is 3.82; grades were two A+s, A, A- and B+. (An A+ is still 4.0 for GPA purposes). I'm roughly estimating this is between top 5-10%. my school has a curve of 10% A and 15% A- with a median between 3.3 and 3.0.

Any better guess?

Assuming I can maintain or slightly improve GPA in the second semester, what are my chances at Columbia, NYU, Georgetown and Fordham? I'm really curious about Georgetown's early admission but feel a little in the dark since I don't know my class rank.

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Re: NYC T2 transfer into T1

Postby UCLAtransfer » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:20 am

http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/transferapps/

Check it out and see if you can find anyone in the databases from the last couple years from your school to see approximately where your GPA puts you rank-wise, and where they were able to transfer from.

I would be very surprised if you were lower than top 5-7% with those grades. If you are around top 5%, you would likely be in good shape for low-mid T14, and a decent shot at NYU/CLS (from what I have seen the past couple years, NYU and CLS often take a number of transfers from the "local" schools).

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Re: NYC T2 transfer into T1

Postby Vronsky » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:29 pm

Was asked via PM: What do I want to do?

I would like to keep options of Big Law, Clerkships, and Academia open. So far I've enjoyed most of the subjects I've studied, and haven't been able to pin down a particular area I like more than others. So I can't really say "I want to work in X." So partly I'm motivated by better employment prospects, but another major reason is that I just want to see how I compare against better competition.

Some of the professors at my school have encouraged those with high aspirations to transfer. One prof admitted that even with good grades and a good LOR, a grad from my school wouldn't have a chance at the jobs he held previously.

The one reservation I have is with my scholarship. Currently I have half-tuition, but it seems easy enough to leverage a GULC acceptance into a full ride at my current school. Even assuming that, I'm not very tempted to stay.




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