TatteredDignity wrote:canesfan1986 wrote:I think Arrow's post on transferring needs some serious revision.
I've been thinking of posting this exact sentiment in that thread. It was probably more true a few years ago when fewer people were applying. Now that so many people from each school apply, the schools aren't necessarily going to pick the #4 ranked person over #s 5 and 6, who both also applied. If they like something about #6's softs, they'll just take her.
I've personally been passed over so far this cycle for people lower-ranked than me at my school and at other schools. It's been frustrating, because I believed arrow, but I guess that's the new normal.
I think you're right. I'd also add that Arrow's guide is sort of casual about the personal statement aspect (on the assumption that numbers are paramount). Accordingly, I didn't spend too much time worrying about my personal statement, and I imagine that hurt me considerably if someone with comparable numbers was applying to the same school.