T40, Top 25%, any chance at Georgetown???

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Biff77
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T40, Top 25%, any chance at Georgetown???

Postby Biff77 » Thu May 19, 2011 1:19 pm

I am at a T40 and am currently in the top 25% of my class. Do I have any chance of transferring up to Georgetown?

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Re: T40, Top 25%, any chance at Georgetown???

Postby vanwinkle » Thu May 19, 2011 1:22 pm

It's very unlikely. That's a substantial upward move, and schools tend to look for very strong grades for such moves. They'd often rather take someone from a T2 school with top 10% grades over someone at a T1 without them. Given how busy transfer cycles have been the last couple years, top 25% just doesn't sound high enough.

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Re: T40, Top 25%, any chance at Georgetown???

Postby Biff77 » Thu May 19, 2011 1:24 pm

Ok, I thing I am going to end up closer to top 20%. What would it take for a T40 student to break into Gtown? I want to be in DC and was hoping that I had a shot.

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Re: T40, Top 25%, any chance at Georgetown???

Postby vanwinkle » Thu May 19, 2011 1:35 pm

Biff77 wrote:Ok, I thing I am going to end up closer to top 20%. What would it take for a T40 student to break into Gtown? I want to be in DC and was hoping that I had a shot.

Looking at the GULC EA thread, there was one applicant admitted so far this year with grades below top 10%. He was top 15% at a T2 school. However, the vast majority of people accepted so far (from any school range) have top 10% grades or better and a lot are clearly above top 5%.

The other consideration is that you didn't apply EA. That deadline has come and gone, and you might have had a better shot there, unless your grades are substantially better this semester than last.

Unless you have a truly amazing application I'm going to guess top 10% or better for a real chance of admission.

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Re: T40, Top 25%, any chance at Georgetown???

Postby JustE » Thu May 19, 2011 1:53 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
Biff77 wrote:Ok, I thing I am going to end up closer to top 20%. What would it take for a T40 student to break into Gtown? I want to be in DC and was hoping that I had a shot.

Looking at the GULC EA thread, there was one applicant admitted so far this year with grades below top 10%. He was top 15% at a T2 school. However, the vast majority of people accepted so far (from any school range) have top 10% grades or better and a lot are clearly above top 5%.

The other consideration is that you didn't apply EA. That deadline has come and gone, and you might have had a better shot there, unless your grades are substantially better this semester than last.

Unless you have a truly amazing application I'm going to guess top 10% or better for a real chance of admission.


Quick question: Do URMs get a transfer bump similar to the general admissions process or would they still need to be top 10%?

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Re: T40, Top 25%, any chance at Georgetown???

Postby concurrent fork » Thu May 19, 2011 2:08 pm

egirarde wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:
Biff77 wrote:Ok, I thing I am going to end up closer to top 20%. What would it take for a T40 student to break into Gtown? I want to be in DC and was hoping that I had a shot.

Looking at the GULC EA thread, there was one applicant admitted so far this year with grades below top 10%. He was top 15% at a T2 school. However, the vast majority of people accepted so far (from any school range) have top 10% grades or better and a lot are clearly above top 5%.

The other consideration is that you didn't apply EA. That deadline has come and gone, and you might have had a better shot there, unless your grades are substantially better this semester than last.

Unless you have a truly amazing application I'm going to guess top 10% or better for a real chance of admission.


Quick question: Do URMs get a transfer bump similar to the general admissions process or would they still need to be top 10%?

As far as we can tell, there's no URM boost for transfer apps.

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Re: T40, Top 25%, any chance at Georgetown???

Postby vanwinkle » Thu May 19, 2011 2:24 pm

egirarde wrote:Quick question: Do URMs get a transfer bump similar to the general admissions process or would they still need to be top 10%?

If there is a "bump" it's "we picked you over the hundred other applicants who were also 10%". I've seen no evidence at all of a bump that makes up for substantially lower grades than everyone else.

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Re: T40, Top 25%, any chance at Georgetown???

Postby glewz » Thu May 19, 2011 2:30 pm

egirarde wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:
Biff77 wrote:Ok, I thing I am going to end up closer to top 20%. What would it take for a T40 student to break into Gtown? I want to be in DC and was hoping that I had a shot.

Looking at the GULC EA thread, there was one applicant admitted so far this year with grades below top 10%. He was top 15% at a T2 school. However, the vast majority of people accepted so far (from any school range) have top 10% grades or better and a lot are clearly above top 5%.

The other consideration is that you didn't apply EA. That deadline has come and gone, and you might have had a better shot there, unless your grades are substantially better this semester than last.

Unless you have a truly amazing application I'm going to guess top 10% or better for a real chance of admission.


Quick question: Do URMs get a transfer bump similar to the general admissions process or would they still need to be top 10%?


Unless you have some direct insight on the transfer admissions process (which we don't), you can't really find this information.

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Re: T40, Top 25%, any chance at Georgetown???

Postby Younger Abstention » Thu May 19, 2011 2:50 pm

Probably not man. But you'd have a great chance at GW...

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Re: T40, Top 25%, any chance at Georgetown???

Postby vanwinkle » Thu May 19, 2011 3:16 pm

glewz wrote:Unless you have some direct insight on the transfer admissions process (which we don't), you can't really find this information.

This is a pretty bold and inappropriate assumption about what everyone here knows and doesn't know.




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