Transfer...help!!!

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maf70
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Transfer...help!!!

Postby maf70 » Wed May 25, 2011 6:07 pm

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mrosmith
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Re: Transfer...help!!!

Postby mrosmith » Wed May 25, 2011 6:40 pm

I think being within the top 5% is a minimal difference. Unless you're number 1.

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Re: Transfer...help!!!

Postby maf70 » Thu May 26, 2011 6:10 pm

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Re: Transfer...help!!!

Postby Vronsky » Thu May 26, 2011 7:11 pm

i still think you have a pretty good chance at GULC. the others, not so much. although i'm surprised that your GPA fell that much and your ranking only went down 3.

ETA - if you really want to transfer and you're getting nervous, you might want to throw some apps at schools in the 15-30 range.

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Re: Transfer...help!!!

Postby maf70 » Thu May 26, 2011 7:50 pm

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Re: Transfer...help!!!

Postby Lawquacious » Thu May 26, 2011 8:06 pm

:shock: Well congrats dude- you still are in an amazing position grade-wise. I'm shocked though how you dropped only from #2 to #4 out of 180+ when your GPA went from a 3.8 first semester to a 3.45 second semester. Still scratching my head on that one, but I suppose that if you and one other person (the #1 after last semester) were way ahead of the curve last semester, and/or the professors generally graded much harder this semester, then it makes sense to me how that is possible.

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Re: Transfer...help!!!

Postby Total Litigator » Thu May 26, 2011 8:14 pm

As top 3% at a T3 you are in that gray area where your softs actually do matter. No one will be able to give you a definitive answer here, except yes, you do have a chance. Harvard and Yale should be out of the question however. Assuming average softs I would say you have a 10% to get into a T6, 25% chance for T10, 60% chance for T14, and 75% for T16 and 99% chance at T20. To save money on transfer apps maybe just pick 5 or 6 T14's (def include Georgetown, and NU if you have WE) and three T20's.
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Re: Transfer...help!!!

Postby maf70 » Thu May 26, 2011 8:14 pm

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Re: Transfer...help!!!

Postby maf70 » Thu May 26, 2011 8:20 pm

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Re: Transfer...help!!!

Postby keg411 » Thu May 26, 2011 8:27 pm

maf70 wrote:
Total Litigator wrote:As top 3% at a T3 you are in that gray area where your softs actually do matter. No one will be able to give you a definitive answer here, except yes, you do have a chance. Harvard and Yale should be out of the question however. Assuming average softs I would say you have a 10% to get into a T6, 25% chance for T10, 60% chance for T14, and 75% for T16 and 99% chance at T20. To save money on transfer apps maybe just pick 5 or 6 T14's (def include Georgetown, and NU if you have WE) and three T20's.


thanks. softs are wretched. i have a couple of good personal statements for schools. but the only relevant legal experience i have is this summer. ive got a firm job lined up for second half and a federal internship in a large city in ohio.

so it seems like applying broadly is the way to go. any thoughts on vandy as an option? i havent read much about transfers here.


I looked at their website a while ago and I was curious and it seemed like you needed a "compelling reason to be in Nashville" and they didn't take a large transfer class.

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Re: Transfer...help!!!

Postby maf70 » Thu May 26, 2011 9:04 pm

yeah, thats sort of what i thought itd be. i know they interview for transfers as well. oh well.




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