brotherdarkness wrote:yossarian71 wrote:brotherdarkness wrote:There's a forum here for transfer students. Arrow has a guide which is very good, but it's missing a few things. I'm writing an additional guide which I'll post within the next couple of weeks. You're also welcome to PM me anytime should you have questions about 1L year, transferring, etc.
Wow. Amazing feedback. Thanks so much.
I really appreciate you guys sharing your experience and making yourselves available.
Regarding regional markets viewing regional 1L school poorly: would this really hold true for YHS or just lower14? I want indianapolis. So I have a hard time believing YHS and probably uCHI maybe even NU since they are sort of regional would be problematic. I also have lived here my whole life (except UG which was in state). Am I missing something or might those schools work for my goals as transfer options?
Since I already threw my market out there, I'm looking at ND, WUSTL, or IUB if I go this cycle.
Transferring to HYS is never problematic and I can't imagine an interviewer questioning why you would have left any market to attend one of those institutions. As for UChi and NU, if your goal is to end up in the Midwest, those schools are terrific and I don't think you'd experience any problems with being perceived as having left the market. Now, if you were to transfer from ND/WUSTL/IUB to somewhere like Cornell in hopes of ending up back in the Midwest, I think there'd be a bit more of an issue.
HYS are truly national. They are unimpeachable moves. UChi and NU are T14 in your relative region, so also strong. (Maybe M as well??? Don't know much about their placement power). BD is very right that if you start transferring to places like Cornell or GULC, Duke, UVA, it's going to start raising some questions. ITE don't give employers excuses NOT to hire you.