Grades Needed to Transfer from Top 14 to Harvard/Columbia?

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Grades Needed to Transfer from Top 14 to Harvard/Columbia?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun May 19, 2013 12:47 pm

Just wondering

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Re: Grades Needed to Transfer from Top 14 to Harvard/Columbia?

Postby jmjones » Sun May 19, 2013 1:49 pm

Bump. Also, is there advantage to URMs? Top 25% at t14 targeting HYS for academia

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Re: Grades Needed to Transfer from Top 14 to Harvard/Columbia?

Postby bk1 » Sun May 19, 2013 2:02 pm

No URM bump to my knowledge (it is technically factored in because you are attending a better school or getting a larger scholarship already). Not sure if xferring for academia is worth it (probably giving up LR and if your note does get published it probably won't be in as "prestigious" a journal, though not sure how much this matters) but I'm not really that knowledgeable.

I think top 25% is unlikely. Probably need closer top 10% to have a good shot (and even then SLS/YLS will likely be a crapshoot). There are lots of threads on this and people's results. Use the search.

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Re: Grades Needed to Transfer from Top 14 to Harvard/Columbia?

Postby jmjones » Sun May 19, 2013 2:05 pm

Thanks.

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Re: Grades Needed to Transfer from Top 14 to Harvard/Columbia?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun May 19, 2013 2:13 pm

bk1 wrote:No URM bump to my knowledge (it is technically factored in because you are attending a better school or getting a larger scholarship already). Not sure if xferring for academia is worth it (probably giving up LR and if your note does get published it probably won't be in as "prestigious" a journal, though not sure how much this matters) but I'm not really that knowledgeable.

I think top 25% is unlikely. Probably need closer top 10% to have a good shot (and even then SLS/YLS will likely be a crapshoot). There are lots of threads on this and people's results. Use the search.

The searches don't turn up anything.

They say anything from Top 50% at MVPB to Top 10% for Columbia.

They say anywhere from top 5%-top 33% at H from MVPB.

These are huge distinctions. We're talking 100-200 spots in ranking. If the odds are low, it isn't worth it to go through the process not because of money or time but the awkwardness of it all.

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Re: Grades Needed to Transfer from Top 14 to Harvard/Columbia?

Postby bk1 » Sun May 19, 2013 2:15 pm

Search for people's actual results. Not the "what does it take" threads.




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