Transferring to Stanford

A forum for those current students who are or may be transferring from one school to another. Post any questions, advice, or other transfer related comments here.
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ttinpa1234
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Transferring to Stanford

Postby ttinpa1234 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:02 pm

Ok..so anyone have any experience with Stanford transfers.

I'm 3.9 at a mid level tier 2, class rank 1.

lawloser22
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Re: Transferring to Stanford

Postby lawloser22 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:07 pm

Well, you definitely have a shot at H with those numbers, but as I'm sure you know, S takes far fewer people. Check the transferapps database. My gut says you'll need strong ties to CA (good reason to want to be there) and/or your T2 to be nearby, but I'd definitely apply. Without any other information, I'll give you a 30% chance.

j7108
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Re: Transferring to Stanford

Postby j7108 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:01 am

HYS or bust!

Congrats on your grades.

nleefer
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Re: Transferring to Stanford

Postby nleefer » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:10 am

Stanford is tough from a T2 because they take so few people. Last year a bunch of people in the top 5% from my T2 (including those ranked #1 and 2) applied but didn't get in. We all went to Berkeley instead, which by the way was an excellent decision.

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patrickd139
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Re: Transferring to Stanford

Postby patrickd139 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:52 pm

j7108 wrote:HYS or bust!

Congrats on your grades.

Depending on OP's career aspirations and T2 location, I might disagree with the first part of your post. Second part's solid though.




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