Transferring if you can show vast improvement?

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IndieTea
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Transferring if you can show vast improvement?

Postby IndieTea » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:30 pm

Didn't do so well on my first semester at a Tier one school. There are reasons why I did worse than I should have.
If I have stellar grades in my second semester, it is possible to transfer to a lower T14?
[I don't have high hopes of this, at this point just hoping I can still get that dream BIGLAW job through OCI by pulling myself up, but thought it wouldn't hurt to ask.]

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traehekat
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Re: Transferring if you can show vast improvement?

Postby traehekat » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:28 am

There is virtually no evidence that an improvement from your first semester to second semester would give you any bump in the transfer admissions process. Your cumulative GPA is the only thing that matters.

concurrent fork
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Re: Transferring if you can show vast improvement?

Postby concurrent fork » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:23 pm

traehekat wrote:Your cumulative GPA is the only thing that matters.

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patrickd139
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Re: Transferring if you can show vast improvement?

Postby patrickd139 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:35 pm

concurrent fork wrote:
traehekat wrote:Your cumulative GPA is the only thing that matters.

maf70
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Re: Transferring if you can show vast improvement?

Postby maf70 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:45 pm

No.

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Re: Transferring if you can show vast improvement?

Postby Younger Abstention » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:16 am

The chances that you will significantly improve from first to second semester is statistically unlikely. But to improve far enough to transfer to a T14? Almost impossible if you are below the median. You might end up top third with a complete turn around. But that's still far from high enough in the class ranking.

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thexfactor
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Re: Transferring if you can show vast improvement?

Postby thexfactor » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:14 pm

doesnt matter... I know from first hand experience. T 50 school. top 25% first semester. TOp 2% 2nd semester. Overall top 10%. Didn't get into a t14...




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