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Americorps09
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Thoughts?

Postby Americorps09 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:39 am

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studebaker07
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Re: Thoughts?

Postby studebaker07 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:47 am

Check out this website if you haven't already: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/transferapps/

Looks like someone with similar stats to you (school in the 60s, top 15%) was able to transfer to GW last year. I would say with your numbers you are looking at schools like Emory, Iowa, Notre Dame. Basically anything within the 40-20 range.

I should add that if you are thinking of transferring, you should get moving because at this point spots are filling up quickly no doubt.

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Re: Thoughts?

Postby Americorps09 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:11 pm

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studebaker07
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Re: Thoughts?

Postby studebaker07 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:35 pm

Don't know too much about either of those schools but I do know that it could be a little late to apply to GULC because they have an early transfer application process. I am a little iffy on your chances at Penn only because they are a T10 school and, although your grades are good, I think you might have to be in the top 5% overall in order to have a good shot there. However, transfer apps are very unpredictable (I transfered from a T4 to a T40 and my rank wasn't that outstanding (top 25%). I had a very compelling reason to be at the school I transferred to though and you may have a compelling reason too if you have significant ties to Philly and have a strong interest in the program there (which it sounds like you might).

If I were you, I would stick to BC, BU, GW. However other than the application fee and time spent on the application, you really have nothing to lose applying to Penn.

mighttransfer
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Re: Thoughts?

Postby mighttransfer » Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:48 pm

You'd need top 5% for Penn. You have a solid shot at BC, BU, and GW.

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Re: Thoughts?

Postby maf70 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:34 pm

Out at T14's. Id apply T16 and down.

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Re: Thoughts?

Postby Wholigan » Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:19 pm

Are you paying OOS sticker at Temple? Because if you're paying in-state at $18k, it might not be worth transferring to GW/BC/BU and paying $40k+. Have you checked how transfers do at those schools (excluding IP at GW)? You might be more attractive to biglaw at top 15% at Temple than being viewed as a median student at a T25 - which is the rule of thumb on how transfers are evaluated.

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Re: Thoughts?

Postby Americorps09 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:56 pm

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Re: Thoughts?

Postby Americorps09 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:27 pm

Anyone have any schools besides those three I should be thinking of?




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