Transfer Prospects...?

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cpboy77
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Transfer Prospects...?

Postby cpboy77 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:51 pm

Just got grades. Top 20% at a T1 school in the 30s. Do I have a chance at moving up? I'm geographically focused on the East/Midwest (sorry westside, but there IS an eastcoast bias).

Most people on here are posting their top 1-5% grades and asking if they can transfer. What about someone in my scenario at a fairly decent school with decent, but not spectacular grades?

Thanks for any input!

lawloser22
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Re: Transfer Prospects...?

Postby lawloser22 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:03 pm

UCLA/Vandy is possible, great shot at anything below that. Don't waste your time with UT if you don't have significant ties to TX.

concurrent fork
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Re: Transfer Prospects...?

Postby concurrent fork » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:31 pm

Top 20% won't allow you to move up far enough to justify a transfer (IMHO). Unless you kill it second semester and move into 10-15% range, you are better off staying put.

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vanwinkle
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Re: Transfer Prospects...?

Postby vanwinkle » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:11 pm

concurrent fork wrote:Top 20% won't allow you to move up far enough to justify a transfer (IMHO). Unless you kill it second semester and move into 10-15% range, you are better off staying put.

This is TCR. You can likely transfer up, but not to a school that would make it worth doing so.

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patrickd139
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Re: Transfer Prospects...?

Postby patrickd139 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:36 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
concurrent fork wrote:Top 20% won't allow you to move up far enough to justify a transfer (IMHO). Unless you kill it second semester and move into 10-15% range, you are better off staying put.

This is TCR. You can likely transfer up, but not to a school that would make it worth doing so.

Cosigned, unless you don't make LR. Then it might be worth it if you get into the right school. Either way, you should likely stay put.

cpboy77
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Re: Transfer Prospects...?

Postby cpboy77 » Sat Jan 29, 2011 2:41 am

Thanks for the info, everyone.

lawloser22
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Re: Transfer Prospects...?

Postby lawloser22 » Sat Jan 29, 2011 2:48 am

Btw WUSTL has an non-binding EA transfer program this year, might be worth submitting an app if you're shooting for the midwest. If you're not in your desired market, transfer to get closer to it.




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