.

A forum for those current students who are or may be transferring from one school to another. Post any questions, advice, or other transfer related comments here.
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only available to the creator of each thread. The anonymous posting feature is intended to permit the solicitation of anonymous advice regarding the transfer application process, chances of being accepted, etc. Unacceptable uses include: testing the feature, questions which are clearly fake or hypothetical in nature, harassing other users, etc. Posters should also read and understand the announcements posted at the top of the Transfers forum prior to using the anonymous feature.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.
bloobook
Posts: 117
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:23 pm

.

Postby bloobook » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:21 pm

.
Last edited by bloobook on Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.

GodFavor2010
Posts: 36
Joined: Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:34 am

Re: Transferring: from top-third at TTT to low 40s?

Postby GodFavor2010 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:54 am

Anything is possible. Step out on faith and apply!

User avatar
Lawquacious
Posts: 2037
Joined: Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:36 am

Re: Transferring: from top-third at TTT to low 40s?

Postby Lawquacious » Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:49 am

GodFavor2010 wrote:Anything is possible. Step out on faith and apply!


Tell me you are a troll..

User avatar
Lawquacious
Posts: 2037
Joined: Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:36 am

Re: Transferring: from top-third at TTT to low 40s?

Postby Lawquacious » Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:51 am

bloobook wrote:Has this happened in the history of TLS? Under what circumstances? Anecdotes, anyone?

Just curious. :)



Probably not a lot of info about this type of transfer on this site, but you might dredge up something if you use search function. Are you on scholly at said TTT? Is it in the market you want to practice? If so, then transfer to a "T40" may be contraindicated. If not, (i.e. paying full price at TTT and/or not in market of choice), then transferring to a T40(ish) in market of choice could be indicated.

Incanate
Posts: 21
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:30 pm

Re: Transferring: from top-third at TTT to low 40s?

Postby Incanate » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:03 am

Alright, I'm taking a break from studying for the bar to drop a line here. First and foremost, it is absolutely possible to transfer from a TTT or a T4 to a T14, let alone a T50. I know because I myself transfered from a TTT to a T10. Many of my fellow class of 2012 transfers at my school were also from TTT and T4s - there were even more in the 2013 transfer class.

So, it's obviously possible. The most important thing is your class rank (you already know this by now). If you want to make the jump from a TTT to a T14, you're going to have to be in the top 1-2% of your class. For a low 40s, you'd probably be able to pull it off with a top 10-15% finish. However, unless you're moving to the best school in your secondary market, it might not be worth it for the minor school rank bump. Aim higher.

concurrent fork
Posts: 669
Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:40 am

Re: Transferring: from top-third at TTT to low 40s?

Postby concurrent fork » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:22 am

Incanate wrote:Alright, I'm taking a break from studying for the bar to drop a line here. First and foremost, it is absolutely possible to transfer from a TTT or a T4 to a T14, let alone a T50. I know because I myself transfered from a TTT to a T10. Many of my fellow class of 2012 transfers at my school were also from TTT and T4s - there were even more in the 2013 transfer class.

So, it's obviously possible. The most important thing is your class rank (you already know this by now). If you want to make the jump from a TTT to a T14, you're going to have to be in the top 1-2% of your class. For a low 40s, you'd probably be able to pull it off with a top 10-15% finish. However, unless you're moving to the best school in your secondary market, it might not be worth it for the minor school rank bump. Aim higher.

The title says OP is top 1/3 TTT. It's almost certainly not possible to make a meaningful transfer in that situation.

NickM54
Posts: 54
Joined: Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:14 am

Re: Transferring: from top-third at TTT to low 40s?

Postby NickM54 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:45 pm

concurrent fork wrote:
Incanate wrote:Alright, I'm taking a break from studying for the bar to drop a line here. First and foremost, it is absolutely possible to transfer from a TTT or a T4 to a T14, let alone a T50. I know because I myself transfered from a TTT to a T10. Many of my fellow class of 2012 transfers at my school were also from TTT and T4s - there were even more in the 2013 transfer class.

So, it's obviously possible. The most important thing is your class rank (you already know this by now). If you want to make the jump from a TTT to a T14, you're going to have to be in the top 1-2% of your class. For a low 40s, you'd probably be able to pull it off with a top 10-15% finish. However, unless you're moving to the best school in your secondary market, it might not be worth it for the minor school rank bump. Aim higher.

The title says OP is top 1/3 TTT. It's almost certainly not possible to make a meaningful transfer in that situation.



I agree that it is almost certainly not possible, but not impossible. I went from 28% at a TTT an got accepted to Emory. While not a T14, it is still a significant jump.

User avatar
taxnstuff
Posts: 134
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:39 am

Re: Transferring: from top-third at TTT to low 40s?

Postby taxnstuff » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:32 pm

I successfully did it this year, found out Friday. Tier 3 to high 30s. It's very possible, just have a good reason and something to contribute to the school. 30ish percentile on grades.

Incanate
Posts: 21
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:30 pm

Re: Transferring: from top-third at TTT to low 40s?

Postby Incanate » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:43 pm

concurrent fork wrote:
Incanate wrote:Alright, I'm taking a break from studying for the bar to drop a line here. First and foremost, it is absolutely possible to transfer from a TTT or a T4 to a T14, let alone a T50. I know because I myself transfered from a TTT to a T10. Many of my fellow class of 2012 transfers at my school were also from TTT and T4s - there were even more in the 2013 transfer class.

So, it's obviously possible. The most important thing is your class rank (you already know this by now). If you want to make the jump from a TTT to a T14, you're going to have to be in the top 1-2% of your class. For a low 40s, you'd probably be able to pull it off with a top 10-15% finish. However, unless you're moving to the best school in your secondary market, it might not be worth it for the minor school rank bump. Aim higher.

The title says OP is top 1/3 TTT. It's almost certainly not possible to make a meaningful transfer in that situation.


Shit, my bad. Totally missed the title. Teaches me not to do anything on the internet late at night in a bar review fueled stupor...

concurrent fork
Posts: 669
Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:40 am

Re: Transferring: from top-third at TTT to low 40s?

Postby concurrent fork » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:03 pm

NickM54 wrote:
concurrent fork wrote:
Incanate wrote:Alright, I'm taking a break from studying for the bar to drop a line here. First and foremost, it is absolutely possible to transfer from a TTT or a T4 to a T14, let alone a T50. I know because I myself transfered from a TTT to a T10. Many of my fellow class of 2012 transfers at my school were also from TTT and T4s - there were even more in the 2013 transfer class.

So, it's obviously possible. The most important thing is your class rank (you already know this by now). If you want to make the jump from a TTT to a T14, you're going to have to be in the top 1-2% of your class. For a low 40s, you'd probably be able to pull it off with a top 10-15% finish. However, unless you're moving to the best school in your secondary market, it might not be worth it for the minor school rank bump. Aim higher.

The title says OP is top 1/3 TTT. It's almost certainly not possible to make a meaningful transfer in that situation.



I agree that it is almost certainly not possible, but not impossible. I went from 28% at a TTT an got accepted to Emory. While not a T14, it is still a significant jump.

Congrats -- that is a big jump. However, the reason I said "meaningful" is that even a huge jump in the rankings doesn't necessarily mean a transfer is worthwhile. It can make sense to transfer to a mid T1 in some situations (e.g. you have no scholarship and dislike your current market), but for many students, especially those with a scholarship, it's not a smart decision. Transfers into these schools are highly unlikely to get biglaw and almost invariably end up paying sticker.

I'm sure it made sense in your situation, but I'm trying to rebut the TLS mentality that any transfer "up" is desirable.

anonymouse2828
Posts: 98
Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:14 am

Re: Transferring: from top-third at TTT to low 40s?

Postby anonymouse2828 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:16 am

I was #1 in an unranked provisionally accredited school, got into GWU. Anything is possible...

bloobook
Posts: 117
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:23 pm

.

Postby bloobook » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:09 pm

.
Last edited by bloobook on Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.

jtb00711
Posts: 110
Joined: Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:30 pm

Re: Transferring: from top-third at TTT to low 40s?

Postby jtb00711 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:18 pm

Glad I found this thread, it gives me hope.

Attempting to transfer from TTT to mid TT (60's). Trying to go from OOS market I'm not so thrilled with, to In-state/market I hope to end up in. Finish right outside top-third. Not on scholly, and really just hoping to cut back on the cost.

Hope the call back tomorrow goes well for you. GL

bloobook
Posts: 117
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:23 pm

.

Postby bloobook » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:26 pm

.
Last edited by bloobook on Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.

bloobook
Posts: 117
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:23 pm

.

Postby bloobook » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:02 am

.
Last edited by bloobook on Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.

LOLyer
Posts: 134
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:49 pm

Re: Transferring: from top-third at TTT to low 40s?

Postby LOLyer » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:36 am

Those expensive private schools will take anybody's money.

User avatar
crossarmant
Posts: 1116
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:01 am

Re: Transferring: from top-third at TTT to low 40s?

Postby crossarmant » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:44 am

If it's UF or American, I think they take a larger transfer class anyways.

bloobook
Posts: 117
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:23 pm

.

Postby bloobook » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:31 pm

.
Last edited by bloobook on Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.

DwightSchruteFarms
Posts: 284
Joined: Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:19 am

Re: Transferring: from top-third at TTT to low 40s?

Postby DwightSchruteFarms » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:43 pm

Didn't someone transfer from Cooley to M? TTTT to T14

User avatar
brose
Posts: 648
Joined: Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:05 am

Re: Transferring: from top-third at TTT to low 40s?

Postby brose » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:07 pm

bloobook wrote:I got in! Miracles DO happen, guys. ;)


Congrats!!

User avatar
Lycurgus
Posts: 52
Joined: Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:13 pm

Re: Transferring: from top-third at TTT to low 40s?

Postby Lycurgus » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:17 am

Congratulations on your success. What exactly was your rank at your former school?

shock259
Posts: 1737
Joined: Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:30 am

Re: Transferring: from top-third at TTT to low 40s?

Postby shock259 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:30 am

Congrats OP.

jarofsoup
Posts: 1952
Joined: Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:41 am

Re: Transferring: from top-third at TTT to low 40s?

Postby jarofsoup » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:35 am

bloobook wrote:Nope, it's a 40s public school. Thanks for douching on my parade. It's also not UF or American.


Just out of curiosity where did you get in? You can PM if you would prefer to do that.




Return to “Transfers”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.