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1L1284
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USC?

Postby 1L1284 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:13 pm

I know this is a tricky school to transfer into. Anyone heard anything yet?
What do you think the odds are for a Top 2-5% student at a T40-50 school?

random5483
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Re: USC?

Postby random5483 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:21 am

Very good. Top 2-5% at a T40-50 school has a strong shot at higher ranked schools (T10). Not sure about USC, but should have a strong chance with any school in the USC range (ie. T20).

RCRARollin
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Re: USC?

Postby RCRARollin » Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:34 am

i would def try UCLA

emoticons777
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Re: USC?

Postby emoticons777 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:31 pm

1L1284 wrote:I know this is a tricky school to transfer into. Anyone heard anything yet?
What do you think the odds are for a Top 2-5% student at a T40-50 school?


Those stats would almost def. get you in at UCLA (I know multiple current transfer students with those exact numbers). USC is very tricky though, I also know a handful of transfer students with those stats or better that got into UCLA and were denied at USC. From what I can tell, USC wants a really strong connection not just to the area but to the school - they want to be convinced that you would dedicate your firstborn to the school if accepted (that might be a slight exaggeration).

UCLAtransfer
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Re: USC?

Postby UCLAtransfer » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:14 pm

emoticons777 wrote:
1L1284 wrote:I know this is a tricky school to transfer into. Anyone heard anything yet?
What do you think the odds are for a Top 2-5% student at a T40-50 school?


Those stats would almost def. get you in at UCLA (I know multiple current transfer students with those exact numbers). USC is very tricky though, I also know a handful of transfer students with those stats or better that got into UCLA and were denied at USC. From what I can tell, USC wants a really strong connection not just to the area but to the school - they want to be convinced that you would dedicate your firstborn to the school if accepted (that might be a slight exaggeration).


This is consistent with my experience.

I know of a couple people that got in a few years ago, but it was really random. One was #1 from a local TTT/TTTT, and the other was like top 20% at Pepperdine.

OP, is there some particular reason you didn't aim higher? top 2-5% at a T40-50 should get you WELL into the T14 and potentially as high as CCN.

1L1284
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Re: USC?

Postby 1L1284 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:16 pm

Thank you everyone for your input. I have some personal reasons for staying in the southern CA area so realistically UCLA/USC are the only schools I can attend. Oddly enough, USC's application did not ask who in your immediate family attended (even though UCLA's application did ask)... so I can't figure out their admission strategy at all.




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