Top 2% at school ranked in 60s

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Top 2% at school ranked in 60s

Postby jayman6 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:54 pm

I'm top 2% at a school ranked in the low 60s.

Obviously these grades are for the first semester only, but if I have a repeat performance, what are my chances of successfully transferring into a place like Georgetown, UVA, or Penn? Any other places you I should consider? I'm not interested in going west coast, though.

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Re: Top 2% at school ranked in 60s

Postby quiver » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:02 pm

Probably the best thing to do in this position is to blanket the T14 (minus Stanford and Berkeley since you don't want west coast) and just see what happens. Transfer admissions are somewhat unpredictable so it's advisable to get as many options as possible. To my knowledge, UVA puts a lot of weight on in-state residence for transfer admissions.

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Re: Top 2% at school ranked in 60s

Postby jayman6 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:44 am

quiver wrote:Probably the best thing to do in this position is to blanket the T14 (minus Stanford and Berkeley since you don't want west coast) and just see what happens. Transfer admissions are somewhat unpredictable so it's advisable to get as many options as possible. To my knowledge, UVA puts a lot of weight on in-state residence for transfer admissions.


I am not from Virginia, but would really like UVA. I have a good scholarship at the school I'm at now, though, so I'm not sure if it's worth the cost. The one good thing is that my first year would have been substantially discounted if I did transfer. It's a difficult decision.

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Re: Top 2% at school ranked in 60s

Postby 005618502 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:53 am

Well I was gonna say definitely transfer unless your at USD

but obviously your not, so apply to all T14 and see what you get. Good luck!

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Re: Top 2% at school ranked in 60s

Postby >insert witty name< » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:24 pm

[quote="AssumptionRequired"]Well I was gonna say definitely transfer unless your at USD

Just out of curiosity, why do you say that about USD? I'm at USD and contemplating trying to transfer up, so just wondering.

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Re: Top 2% at school ranked in 60s

Postby 005618502 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:07 am

>insert witty name< wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:Well I was gonna say definitely transfer unless your at USD

Just out of curiosity, why do you say that about USD? I'm at USD and contemplating trying to transfer up, so just wondering.



I say that because, growing up in Orange county, I know people at the top of their class at USD do well in san diego because other than USC/UCLA they arent really competing with many. Being at the top of your class will get you good offers at firms in SD (as long as you can communicate and aren't a social retard). You know you, so if you think you can interview well, I would stay.

What I would do, still, is apply elsewhere to use as scholarship negotiations. Are you on any kind of scholarship at the moment? If not hopefully a T20/14 acceptance could get you some good $$$

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Re: Top 2% at school ranked in 60s

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:31 pm

If you transfer to Penn, then the temptation to alter your degree is alleviated. :D

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Re: Top 2% at school ranked in 60s

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:36 pm

It may be worthwhile to submit transfer apps to Chicago (ED) & Georgetown since both make decisions based on your first semester grades.
If you remain in the top 5% or so after completing your first year, then submit transfer apps to Columbia, NYU, Penn, Michigan, Northwestern & Duke.

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Re: Top 2% at school ranked in 60s

Postby 005618502 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:02 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:It may be worthwhile to submit transfer apps to Chicago (ED) & Georgetown since both make decisions based on your first semester grades.
If you remain in the top 5% or so after completing your first year, then submit transfer apps to Columbia, NYU, Penn, Michigan, Northwestern & Duke.


If accepted to Chicago ED dont you have to go....

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Re: Top 2% at school ranked in 60s

Postby 20130312 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:05 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:If accepted to Chicago ED dont you have to go....


Yep, it's binding per their website.

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Re: Top 2% at school ranked in 60s

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:37 pm

If you had a choice betwwen Penn State & Cornell, which would you select ? Binding ED at Chicago is not a bad thing in this situation.




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