Transferring Out of Hofstra

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Transferring Out of Hofstra

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:27 pm

First semester grades are yet to come out but I'm just looking to get an idea on what my options will be barring a solid GPA (hopefully T10% of class)? Hopefully, looking at a 3.6 + GPA (but not exactly sure yet). Looking to go Top tier school. Most likely will apply to top schools in NY area (NYU, Columbia, Fordham). Let me know my chances/give advice for transferring.

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Re: Transferring Out of Hofstra

Postby sap » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:35 pm

There's really no way to know without your GPA, which is basically the only thing schools care about for transfer. With a good GPA, NYU is very doable. Columbia has big classes, but I don't know much about how picky they are about your 1L school (didn't apply). However, to transfer from Hofstra to a school worth transferring to, you need to be at the very top of your class. Focus on doing well your second semester. There's plenty of time after school ends to get your applications together.

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Re: Transferring Out of Hofstra

Postby stillwater » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:45 pm

sap is a sage poster but im a little more skeptical. basically all that matters for transferring is your GPA but that's examined in the context of your school. what im questioning is whether you can really move from Hofstra to Columbia or even NYU. I konw NYU tends to be a bit more friendly but Hofstra isnt even a T2 if i remember correctly.

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Re: Transferring Out of Hofstra

Postby sap » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:23 pm

I mean, you'd probably need to be like student number 1-5 in your class, but 2 of us (no. 1 and no. 2 in class) got into Berk from USF, and there's a girl here on LR who came from Golden Gate (I'm sure she killed it, but it's possible). NYU has bigger classes than Berk and Hofstra isn't as crappy as Golden Gate, so it should be doable if OP seriously kicks ass.

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Re: Transferring Out of Hofstra

Postby stillwater » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:25 pm

well we both agree on the main point. kick ass, be at the top of your class, apply and we'll see your options then.

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Re: Transferring Out of Hofstra

Postby Sinchuk1012 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:34 pm

Thank you for the quick responses. I'll let you know in 2 weeks when the first semester grades drop. That being said, should I blanket the T14 (+Fordham) w/ applications if I do well?

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Re: Transferring Out of Hofstra

Postby stillwater » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:36 pm

Sinchuk1012 wrote:Thank you for the quick responses. I'll let you know in 2 weeks when the first semester grades drop. That being said, should I blanket the T14 (+Fordham) w/ applications if I do well?


Fordham you cant participate in OCI. So thats something to think about

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Re: Transferring Out of Hofstra

Postby jarofsoup » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:First semester grades are yet to come out but I'm just looking to get an idea on what my options will be barring a solid GPA (hopefully T10% of class)? Hopefully, looking at a 3.6 + GPA (but not exactly sure yet). Looking to go Top tier school. Most likely will apply to top schools in NY area (NYU, Columbia, Fordham). Let me know my chances/give advice for transferring.


If you get into the top 15% to 20% you can probably go up the ladder to a school like Fordham, BU, BC, GW....the top 20-30 range. I would also look at schools outside of NY. I would recommend transferring regardless how much money you get from Hofstra. Not to be harsh, but Top 10-20% from Hofstra is worth ALOT more in the transfer market than it is in the job market.

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Re: Transferring Out of Hofstra

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:48 pm

Please don't post about transferring until you have 1st semester grades: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=170597

(at that point if you want to reopen this thread, let me know and I'll unlock it)

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Re: Transferring Out of Hofstra

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:05 pm

Unlocked and bumped.

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Re: Transferring Out of Hofstra

Postby Sinchuk1012 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:38 pm

Finally got my grades… I got a 3.71 GPA - I'm hoping to do even better next semester so i can get in the 3.8 range. What are my options/chances looking like right now for transferring?

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Re: Transferring Out of Hofstra

Postby 20141023 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:28 pm

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Re: Transferring Out of Hofstra

Postby Sinchuk1012 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:26 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
Sinchuk1012 wrote:Finally got my grades… I got a 3.71 GPA - I'm hoping to do even better next semester so i can get in the 3.8 range. What are my options/chances looking like right now for transferring?

Do you know what that translates to in terms of class rank / percentile?
Hofstra wrote:A & Above: 4.00 (At least 0%, at most 10%)
A- & Above: 3.67 (At least 0%, at most 25%)
B+ & Above: 3.33 (At least 30%, at most 70%)
B & Above: 3.00 (At least 50%, at most 80%)
B- & Below: 2.67 (At least 20%, at most 50%)
C+ & Below: 2.33 (At least 15%, at most 25%)
C & Below: 2.00 (At least 10%, at most 20%)
C- & Below: 1.67 (At least 6%, at most 16%)
D+ & Below: 1.33 (At least 0%, at most 9%)
F: 0.00 (At least 0%, at most 4%)



Unfortunately, Hofstra doesn't do class ranks/percentages until after 1L year. I can try and find out though, I can't imagine being out of the top 15%

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Re: Transferring Out of Hofstra

Postby 20141023 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:03 am

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Re: Transferring Out of Hofstra

Postby Sinchuk1012 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:27 am

kappycaft1 wrote:
Sinchuk1012 wrote:Unfortunately, Hofstra doesn't do class ranks/percentages until after 1L year. I can try and find out though, I can't imagine being out of the top 15%

Sorry... I should have phrased that a little better. Based on last year's grades, do you have a general idea of what a 3.71 translates to in terms of percentile / rank? (Do you know what top 5%, 10%, etc. GPA cutoffs were for the Class of 2015?)


- I actually have no idea. I can't find it online. I'll try to get some information tomorrow.

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Re: Transferring Out of Hofstra

Postby jarofsoup » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:30 am

stillwater wrote:well we both agree on the main point. kick ass, be at the top of your class, apply and we'll see your options then.


I agree w/ this. You should transfer out and transfer cycles are random. I would take advantage of any Early Action programs(non-binding) transfer schools have. It would be good to have a transfer locked in b/f second semester

I would not bother with Chicago ED. I had a higher GPA than you at a Tier 2 and they rejected me outright.

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Re: Transferring Out of Hofstra

Postby Sinchuk1012 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:37 am

All I can tell you after talking to some professors is that I'm T10% maybe even slightly better.

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Re: Transferring Out of Hofstra

Postby guano » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:46 am

I've gotten it on good authority that to go from Fordham to NYU you need to be at least around the 10% mark to stand a chance. I'm fairly confident that to go from Hofstra to Fordham you also need to be around the 10% mark.

What that means for Hofstra -> NYU you can probably figure out on your own

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Re: Transferring Out of Hofstra

Postby Sinchuk1012 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:08 am

Yeah i'm aware that to go from Hofstra > NYU - I will need to be top 1% or so.

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Re: Transferring Out of Hofstra

Postby TTRansfer » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:30 pm

I wouldn't go to Fordham anyway with the lack of OCI. You'd probably be in at GW if you applied, though. At least you can do OCI there.

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Re: Transferring Out of Hofstra

Postby Sinchuk1012 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:10 pm

TTRansfer wrote:I wouldn't go to Fordham anyway with the lack of OCI. You'd probably be in at GW if you applied, though. At least you can do OCI there.


So besides GW, are there any other good schools worth applying to? I want to be able to participate in OCI.

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Re: Transferring Out of Hofstra

Postby timmyd » Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:32 am

A girl ranked top 3 people or so at my old school, loyola New Orleans, got into NYU. Def worth the app if you stay where you are.




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