Transfer backlash?

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TortedIt
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Transfer backlash?

Postby TortedIt » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:12 pm

I've heard some stories of schools not allowing students to participate in OCI and other such things if they request transcripts for transfer apps but then decide to stay at their current school. Anyone know whether this is a widespread practice or not? I'm not 100% sold on leaving my school but am going to put in some transfer apps anyway just to see. Is this a bad idea?

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Nova
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Re: Transfer backlash?

Postby Nova » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:14 pm

ive never heard of that

Sounds TTT

You should probably ask your administrators

kaiser
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Re: Transfer backlash?

Postby kaiser » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:18 pm

I have heard of schools taking needless steps to delay and hinder transfers from leaving, but I've never heard stories of schools retaliating against students if they stay. Anyone even considering transferring if obviously a top student, and the school wouldn't intentionally harm its employment stats by taking OCI opportunities away from a top student.

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Danger Zone
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Re: Transfer backlash?

Postby Danger Zone » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:19 pm

Yeah, Loyola LA does that. OP, you'll know if you're in for that kinda shit by the responses you get when you ask for an official transcript or a Dean's Certification.

TortedIt
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Re: Transfer backlash?

Postby TortedIt » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:01 pm

Thanks for the input. I'll keep an eye out for their reaction when I request those documents.

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lasersgopewpew
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Re: Transfer backlash?

Postby lasersgopewpew » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:27 pm

Anyone hearing from their current school's administration yet re: asking you to stay, scholly negotiations, etc?

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Re: Transfer backlash?

Postby darkatillam2 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:58 pm

lasersgopewpew wrote:Anyone hearing from their current school's administration yet re: asking you to stay, scholly negotiations, etc?



Yes, I got a scholarship to stay at my school. I am at a T2 in the mid 60-70s and I was planning on transferring to a T1. They gave me a 30% scholarship (one year only) to stay. This wasn't a bad offer by any means, as my grades weren't exceptional (top third / closer to top quarter), and it was almost double the amount I got as an entering 1L.

From what I've been hearing, transfer classes will do pretty well this year, so it might not have been worth it had I decided to apply to my reach school and gotten in (UCLA). But I wasn't going to gamble on my longshot at the expense of my scholarship offer (I have to let them know in a week if I am going to stay, and I likely wouldn't hear back from my reach if I had decided to apply).

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Re: Transfer backlash?

Postby lasersgopewpew » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:06 pm

darkatillam2 wrote:From what I've been hearing, transfer classes will do pretty well this year,


Would you mind elaborating on this?

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Re: Transfer backlash?

Postby brotherdarkness » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:45 pm

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jbiresq
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Re: Transfer backlash?

Postby jbiresq » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:55 pm

The only time I've heard something close to this happening is when you try to double dip two school's OCIs and a school finds out. Schools, especially below the T14, are obviously protective of their slots.




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