Transferring from USD?

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andrewh
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Transferring from USD?

Postby andrewh » Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:03 pm

First semster grades - 3.9, rank not released until after second semester.
Offered a position on the mock trial team for next year.
Interning with the deputy district attorney for LA county in charge of gang violence over the summer.

Should I try for a transfer? Of course I have the feeling that my grades will not stay so high; I think everyone has that feeling. But should I try to go somewhere else? UCLA, USC, etc. are close by, any chance at Hasting or Boalt? Or even higher? What do you guys think?

Rule11
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Re: Transferring from USD?

Postby Rule11 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:19 pm

If you end up in the top 10% you're competitive for Boalt and other lower-t14s (Boalt should be your target). Top 5% and you'll have a good shot at T6. You'll need top 1 or 2% for HYS. Without rank you just don't know--but people who do well first semester tend to continue.

edit: don't transfer for less than T14 + UCLA (and I'm not sure that lower than T10 is really worth it). Hastings should not be under consideration.

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thexfactor
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Re: Transferring from USD?

Postby thexfactor » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:21 pm

i think you will get into UCLA or USC if you are in the top 10%. Cali residency will help for ucla. I think for the rest of the t14 you need top 5%.
Last year top 5-10% people at some borderline t1 schools were having problems getting into t14s.

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Lawl Shcool
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Re: Transferring from USD?

Postby Lawl Shcool » Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:43 pm

I would say top 5% is a lock at Boalt, between 5-10% it is still very likely.




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