Transfer with a C+ in my Spring 1L grades?

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Transfer with a C+ in my Spring 1L grades?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 16, 2013 9:13 pm

I'm at a TTTT in Florida. Cumulative 3.54, rankings are not out yet as some sections are still waiting on grades, but I should be top 10%, maybe 15%. Will a C+ from the spring hurt my transfer application?

I've already applied to my target School UF/FSU/UM with my fall transcripts in the CAS report. I had a 3.85 in the Fall (A, A, A-, A- and pass for LRW). For the Spring I knew I slacked a little but was astonished to get a C+ along with B,B,B,A,A including LRW. Spring gpa is 3.30 (final / including the C+).

Will this hurt my transfer to UF/FSU/UM range? Would it hurt an attempt at Emory?

Assuming it will hurt, should I take any additional action to mitigate the damage?
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Re: Transfer with a C+ in my Spring 1L grades?

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Thu May 16, 2013 9:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm at a TTTT in Florida. Cumulative 3.54%, rankings are not out yet as some sections are still waiting on grades, but I should be top 10%, maybe 15%. Will a C+ from the spring hurt my transfer application?

I've already applied to my target School UF/FSU/UM with my fall transcripts in the CAS report. I had a 3.85% in the Fall (A, A, A-, A- and pass for LRW). For the Spring I knew I slacked a little but was astonished to get a C+ along with B,B,B,A,A including LRW. Spring gpa is 3.30% (final / including the C+).

Will this hurt my transfer to UF/FSU/UM range? Would it hurt an attempt at Emory?


It will hurt an attempt to transfer anywhere...

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Re: Transfer with a C+ in my Spring 1L grades?

Postby rad lulz » Thu May 16, 2013 9:17 pm

GPAs are not percentages dood

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Re: Transfer with a C+ in my Spring 1L grades?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 16, 2013 9:29 pm

op here - I'll be sure to edit for you regarding the % symbol. Maybe inserting inappropriate symbols is what landed me at a TTTT.

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Re: Transfer with a C+ in my Spring 1L grades?

Postby jmls1987 » Thu May 16, 2013 9:37 pm

I bet your fine for FSU. They take the most transfers in FL. What curve is your school on ? 3.5 is most likely not in the top 10%. I think the fact that your grades were excellent in the first semester and declined might hurt you. But you already applied to FL schools correct? Let me know how it goes

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Re: Transfer with a C+ in my Spring 1L grades?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 16, 2013 9:48 pm

op here - FSU is my last choice but other sources also indicate they are the most lax. Current school is on a 2.0 curve. The last 3 years top 10% has been 3.1 - 3.4. They don't rank individually in the fall, but falls top 10% was 3.25 and above.

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Re: Transfer with a C+ in my Spring 1L grades?

Postby Robert Paulson » Thu May 16, 2013 10:10 pm

If the curve is what you say it is, then you should be well within the top 10% and probably closer to top 5%. From what I've read, schools mostly just look at class rank and don't consider trends in grades. I'm assuming your from Florida, since you go to a TTTT there and are targeting Florida schools. I would think your a near lock for FSU and UF. I wouldn't suggest Miami because the employment sucks (I considered going there) and the tuition would be double that of the other 2 Florida schools (assuming your a FL resident). As for emory, it will probably be a reach, and TTTT transfer cycles are more unpredictable when tageting lower T1 schools. Kudos to your school for getting grades out so quickly; I got at least a month and am sending out apps completely blind.

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Re: Transfer with a C+ in my Spring 1L grades?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 16, 2013 10:27 pm

I'm confident on the curve. Most TTTT in Florida do the same 2.0 slam, I'm at one of them.

Barry's Curve: Source --LinkRemoved--

A and B+= 15% of the course grades

B= 25% of the course grades

C+ and C= 50% of the course grades

D+, D, and F= 10% of the course grades

"Overall, for first year courses the curve is about a C to C+ as most students will receive a C+ or lower in each course. This seems pretty difficult and could affect a graduates ability to obtain an associate position."

Florida Coastal's: (per http://www.fcsl.edu/career-services/grading-policy)

Grade distribution for first year courses is:

A, A- 15%
B+, B, B- 25%
C+, C, C- 45%
D+, D, F 15%

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Re: Transfer with a C+ in my Spring 1L grades?

Postby TTRansfer » Thu May 16, 2013 11:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm confident on the curve. Most TTTT in Florida do the same 2.0 slam, I'm at one of them.

Barry's Curve: Source --LinkRemoved--

A and B+= 15% of the course grades

B= 25% of the course grades

C+ and C= 50% of the course grades

D+, D, and F= 10% of the course grades

"Overall, for first year courses the curve is about a C to C+ as most students will receive a C+ or lower in each course. This seems pretty difficult and could affect a graduates ability to obtain an associate position."

Florida Coastal's: (per http://www.fcsl.edu/career-services/grading-policy)

Grade distribution for first year courses is:

A, A- 15%
B+, B, B- 25%
C+, C, C- 45%
D+, D, F 15%


Holy fuck. Brutal.

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Re: Transfer with a C+ in my Spring 1L grades?

Postby shock259 » Fri May 17, 2013 11:05 am

Those curves are fucking horrible.

But no, conventional wisdom is that your class rank is all that matters.

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Re: Transfer with a C+ in my Spring 1L grades?

Postby Extension_Cord » Sun May 19, 2013 12:44 am

You'll be fine. I had a C in one of my 1L classes (top 15% in a T3 Florida school) and got accepted to FSU.

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Re: Transfer with a C+ in my Spring 1L grades?

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun May 19, 2013 1:16 am

shock259 wrote:Those curves are fucking horrible.

But no, conventional wisdom is that your class rank is all that matters.

tbf the bottom at those schools wont be getting jobs as attorneys and would do better to drop out. So the Ds and Fs don't actually hurt.

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Re: Transfer with a C+ in my Spring 1L grades?

Postby LazinessPerSe » Thu May 23, 2013 3:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm at a TTTT in Florida. Cumulative 3.54, rankings are not out yet as some sections are still waiting on grades, but I should be top 10%, maybe 15%. Will a C+ from the spring hurt my transfer application?

I've already applied to my target School UF/FSU/UM with my fall transcripts in the CAS report. I had a 3.85 in the Fall (A, A, A-, A- and pass for LRW). For the Spring I knew I slacked a little but was astonished to get a C+ along with B,B,B,A,A including LRW. Spring gpa is 3.30 (final / including the C+).

Will this hurt my transfer to UF/FSU/UM range? Would it hurt an attempt at Emory?

Assuming it will hurt, should I take any additional action to mitigate the damage?


I had a C in Legal Writing first semester, straight As otherwise for first/second semesters at my original TTTT. I got in to FSU. The C+ isn't a deal-breaker, but the median spring semester grades are not helping you. You're not really competitive for UF. FSU is a shot, but only because they finance their school on transfers. Emory is probably out of your range.

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Re: Transfer with a C+ in my Spring 1L grades?

Postby Law Student 1234 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:40 pm

So I have applied to fsu for fall of 2013 and was wondering what you guys thought my chances were. Top 30% (90/300) at Barry. 2.826 gpa. I have also already applied to the Florida bar and got cleared which i guess can show them that I intend to take the Florida bar (not sure if that helps but its something I guess. I also did way better spring semester than I did fall so that may or may not help.




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