~Top 5% at BC/BU, Transfer to Harvard?

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~Top 5% at BC/BU, Transfer to Harvard?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:48 am

Chances?
Other schools that are worth it?

COA (currently): Just shy of 100K
Interested Markets: any large city other than CA.

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Re: ~Top 5% at BC/BU, Transfer to Harvard?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:05 pm

Bump

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Re: ~Top 5% at BC/BU, Transfer to Harvard?

Postby UnfrozenCaveman » Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:54 pm

Seems like a good chance if only because of Harvard's largish transfer class. Keep it up, you can improve your standing over the spring semester.

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Re: ~Top 5% at BC/BU, Transfer to Harvard?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:20 pm

Thank you for the reply.

Secondary question is whether it's worth it. Assuming I'm correct in that i'll likely not see much in scholarships, is it worth the extra $$$ and the brand new school?

Will it affect OCI /Law review at all?

Also, any other schools that is worth the extra $$ and potentially new city?

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Re: ~Top 5% at BC/BU, Transfer to Harvard?

Postby UnfrozenCaveman » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:27 pm

What's your scholly at BC/BU?

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Re: ~Top 5% at BC/BU, Transfer to Harvard?

Postby BVest » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:26 am

Anonymous User wrote:Will it affect OCI /Law review at all?


Well, your grades won't factor into LR at all. And as I understand H's LR transfer policy, you're welcome to participate in the write-on when it happens in May. Thus, before you have grades at BU/BC and know if you have any shot at all of getting into H, you would be doing their write-on (possibly at the same time as the BU/BC write-on).

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Re: ~Top 5% at BC/BU, Transfer to Harvard?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:38 am

UnfrozenCaveman wrote:What's your scholly at BC/BU?



Enough to have my COA @ just below 100K.

Thanks.

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Re: ~Top 5% at BC/BU, Transfer to Harvard?

Postby UnfrozenCaveman » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:41 am

Anonymous User wrote:
UnfrozenCaveman wrote:What's your scholly at BC/BU?



Enough to have my COA @ just below 100K.

Thanks.


I'd say a transfer into t6 would be worth it, maybe t14. I'm not too familiar with BU/BC's career prospects though or what you are interested in doing.

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Re: ~Top 5% at BC/BU, Transfer to Harvard?

Postby Law Sauce » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:53 am

Don't really know, but I'd guess you'd have to be in the top 5 or so (not top 5%) to be in auto-accept territory for an H transfer. Either way, you're likely to get big law, top shops open up more if you do transfer, but that may or may not be important to you.

Don't let your grades drop this semester though, still only half way there.

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Re: ~Top 5% at BC/BU, Transfer to Harvard?

Postby Nebby » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:34 pm

Law Sauce wrote:Don't let your grades drop this semester though, still only half way there.


This. And the fact that transferring should inspire you to work even harder in order to make it happen. Take whatever you did the last semester, and then kick it up a notch. Get straight As this semester, and your chances of getting into HLS are competitive for sure.

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Re: ~Top 5% at BC/BU, Transfer to Harvard?

Postby colonelnerd » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:31 pm

I'm in pretty much the exact same position as OP. Is there anything I can/should be doing besides getting good grades this semester? I know I should be thinking about letters of recommendation from professors, but is there anything else?

A bit of background: I went straight through from undergrad and am not published or anything. Since I don't really have any compelling softs, should I be trying to work on that? (i.e. getting published or something, not that that seems realistic at all...) Any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: ~Top 5% at BC/BU, Transfer to Harvard?

Postby brotherdarkness » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:43 pm

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