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A forum for those current students who are or may be transferring from one school to another. Post any questions, advice, or other transfer related comments here.
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Transferring Down

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:46 pm

What grades do you need to transfer down? Can I be below median/bottom third at a t20 and get into a school ranked 30-40?

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Re: Transferring Down

Postby arklaw13 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What grades do you need to transfer down? Can I be below median/bottom third at a t20 and get into a school ranked 30-40?


Probably, but why would you want to do that?

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Re: Transferring Down

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:19 pm

Location and family

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Re: Transferring Down

Postby arklaw13 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Location and family


Yeah you shouldn't do that. You don't know your grades yet, for one. Second, you likely kill whatever chance you have of getting a job at a firm. Third, you lose whatever scholarships you're getting.

Tough it out. It's just two more years. Work both summers back home.

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Re: Transferring Down

Postby Jchance » Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:12 am

It could be a good idea if you figure out how to take exam, because transferring gives you a clean slate, so you can make, say top 5%, in your 2L year at your new school and apply for firm job in your 3L.

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Re: Transferring Down

Postby BVest » Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:32 am

Jchance wrote:It could be a good idea if you figure out how to take exam, because transferring gives you a clean slate, so you can make, say top 5%, in your 2L year at your new school and apply for firm job in your 3L.


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You might, however, consider doing a visiting year. Just be sure to check with your current school to find out if they allow that in your third year or only in your second.




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