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ms2010
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Advice?

Postby ms2010 » Mon May 23, 2011 7:25 pm

Hello all,

I've posted here before, but now that it's really transfer time, I wanted to see if anyone had some advice. I'm currently at my state school (ranked in the 50s) get in-state tuition + scholarship. In other words, I pay about 10K total per year to attend. I'm really unhappy at the school and can't imagine being stuck here for another two years. Plus, I want to practice in NYC and it only places a very small fraction of kids in NYC. I have a 3.6 after last semester, which should be about top 10-15%ish. I have some softs (bunch of awards + 2 CALIs). I've put in apps to a whole bunch of schools, but I am really looking for advice regarding which schools people think I can actually get into and which would be worth giving up my low tuition.

Thanks all.

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thexfactor
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Re: Advice?

Postby thexfactor » Tue May 24, 2011 9:05 am

The problem you have right now is that your grades are good, but might not be good enough to get into anything better than wustl/emory/gw. Im not sure transferring to wustl/uiuc/emory level is worth it since you have a huge scholarship at your old school. You can prob negotiate that scholly to a full ride if you are still in the top 15%.

Do you like the region that the t50 places into?

ms2010
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Re: Advice?

Postby ms2010 » Tue May 24, 2011 9:25 am

thexfactor wrote:The problem you have right now is that your grades are good, but might not be good enough to get into anything better than wustl/emory/gw. Im not sure transferring to wustl/uiuc/emory level is worth it since you have a huge scholarship at your old school. You can prob negotiate that scholly to a full ride if you are still in the top 15%.

Do you like the region that the t50 places into?


No. Not at all. I was under the impression (from the school) that they placed in NYC well, but have since discovered that this is far from true. I can PM you the school's name. Also, I'd be very unhappy practicing in the area where the school places. I came here because the $ and because I was told that it would be more than possible to work in NYC upon graduation, but I never imagined I'd hate the school so much.

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Re: Advice?

Postby ms2010 » Tue May 24, 2011 9:26 am

thexfactor wrote:The problem you have right now is that your grades are good, but might not be good enough to get into anything better than wustl/emory/gw. Im not sure transferring to wustl/uiuc/emory level is worth it since you have a huge scholarship at your old school. You can prob negotiate that scholly to a full ride if you are still in the top 15%.

Do you like the region that the t50 places into?


Also - the school won't negotiate more scholarship.

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Re: Advice?

Postby ms2010 » Tue May 24, 2011 9:36 am

thexfactor wrote:The problem you have right now is that your grades are good, but might not be good enough to get into anything better than wustl/emory/gw. Im not sure transferring to wustl/uiuc/emory level is worth it since you have a huge scholarship at your old school. You can prob negotiate that scholly to a full ride if you are still in the top 15%.

Do you like the region that the t50 places into?


I should also note that I moved home for family reasons, of which I write very personally about in my personal statement. Do you think I have any shot at a school like Fordham?

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Re: Advice?

Postby thexfactor » Tue May 24, 2011 9:48 am

pmed. im not sure fordham allows transfers to do oci.




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