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Cross Town Transfer

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:32 pm

I am a current 1L in DC at a T2 school thinking of transferring to either GT or GW. My first semester GPA was 3.75. I know both have early action transfers. Should I transfer to one of the district's higher ranked schools and should I go for the early decision with just 1 semester's grades? Neither early action is binding. I have also heard that students fill out all the transfer work to get increased scholarships at their current school. Does this actually work?

Thanks.

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Re: Cross Town Transfer

Postby Nebby » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:01 pm

What is your rank or class percentile? Top 10% will get you into either GW or GULC. If you're dead set on staying in DC, then early action. What career do you hope to have?

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Re: Cross Town Transfer

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:10 pm

Class ranks aren't given until after the first full year. I plan on staying in DC would like to study business law (broadly) but not sure exactly what area yet.

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Re: Cross Town Transfer

Postby Nebby » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:17 pm

What is your school's median?

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Re: Cross Town Transfer

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:29 pm

Curve is B/B+

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Re: Cross Town Transfer

Postby txdude45 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:30 pm

You're at American or Catholic, correct?

Catholic's median is ~3.2 (http://www.law.edu/res/docs/registrar/D ... rerank.pdf)
American's median is ~3.27 (https://www.wcl.american.edu/registrar/classrank.cfm)

It looks like you'd be top 7% ish at Catholic and top 5% at American.
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Re: Cross Town Transfer

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:35 pm

txdude45 wrote:You're at American or Catholic, correct?

Catholic's median is ~3.2 (http://www.law.edu/res/docs/registrar/D ... rerank.pdf)
American's median is ~3.27 (https://www.wcl.american.edu/registrar/classrank.cfm)


correct

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Re: Cross Town Transfer

Postby fats provolone » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:51 pm

has GW actively tried to recruit/poach you?

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Re: Cross Town Transfer

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:28 pm

fats provolone wrote:has GW actively tried to recruit/poach you?


No they have not. However, grades recently were posted and I'm not sure how they would get that information only days after we got it. Is that something they are known for doing?

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Re: Cross Town Transfer

Postby fats provolone » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
fats provolone wrote:has GW actively tried to recruit/poach you?


No they have not. However, grades recently were posted and I'm not sure how they would get that information only days after we got it. Is that something they are known for doing?

the dean of american law school wrote a letter complaining about GW "poaching" all the top american students so i was curious

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Re: Cross Town Transfer

Postby Longtimecoming19 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:44 am

I would think that jumping from your school to Gtown would make a ton of long-term sense, even if you're not paying sticker now. That is a little less true of GWU, but probably true still, although then you might want to consider how much money you're getting now. But here's the thing: your grades may never be better than they are now, and a decision from Gtown or GWU wouldn't be binding. Why not apply? If you are rejected, you've lost only the application fees. If you're accepted, you don't have to go, but you have options.




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