How did you approach transfer apps??

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How did you approach transfer apps??

Postby jmls1987 » Wed May 15, 2013 4:27 pm

I was wondering if transfers could share how they approached their transfer applications. Did you choose to apply to a couple of near "lock" schools and a dream school first and wait to hear back? Or did you apply to several schools at once? I am working on getting all my paperwork together for the transfer process, and realized that the fees add up quickly! Any input would be greatly appreciated. I feel that I have to apply to several schools because I attend a T4 and will probably get dinged at some schools. Currently, I have a 3.8/4.0 on a 3.0 curve.

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Re: How did you approach transfer apps??

Postby shock259 » Thu May 16, 2013 12:31 pm

Coming from a T4, it'll be harder for you to predict where you'll get in. You will probably want to cast a wider net. What class rank % is that?

I came from a T1, and I basically followed Arrow's advice in the stickied thread regarding schools. I blanketed the T14. Got into a few, got rejected at a few (with no correlation between rank - UVA and Duke rejected, but Columbia accepted). Generally, think of it like the regular admission process, but slightly less predictable.

Also, some schools are far more transfer-friendly than others. Some will probably just be wasted applications (like my UVA app for a non-VA resident).

Good luck

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