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ENGINEERD
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semi lateral transfer question

Postby ENGINEERD » Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:21 pm

Looking to be with my fiance next year who is applying to a number of grad schools and may end up in LA/NY/DC. Currently at a school ranked 22. What would it take to transfer to...

UCLA
USC
UCI
FORDAM
GW

I have checked out the yahoo transfer page but there is not too much info on lateral transfers. I have talked to some people who say you need to be in the top 15-20% of your class for a lateral transfer but I have a hard time accepting that. Thanks...

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Re: semi lateral transfer question

Postby ENGINEERD » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:16 pm

If any recent transfers can put in their 2 cents i would appreciate it!

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Re: semi lateral transfer question

Postby FuManChusco » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:40 pm

If you get a response it will probably just be anecdotal bullshit. There aren't enough statistics to give you an accurate response. Speaking of anecdotal bullshit... I would haphazardly guess you need to be top 1/3 minimum and 15-20 actually sounds about right.

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Re: semi lateral transfer question

Postby ENGINEERD » Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:21 pm

thanks for the response, most the responses on here are pretty anecdotal anyway but its the best I can get on this topic. From yahoo transfer apps it seems like top 15-20% at a 25-20th ranked school has a pretty good chance of cracking the T14. It seems unreasonable that a lateral transfer would be held to those standards but maybe thats why almost nobody does a lateral transfer.

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Re: semi lateral transfer question

Postby FuManChusco » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:25 am

ENGINEERD wrote:thanks for the response, most the responses on here are pretty anecdotal anyway but its the best I can get on this topic. From yahoo transfer apps it seems like top 15-20% at a 25-20th ranked school has a pretty good chance of cracking the T14. It seems unreasonable that a lateral transfer would be held to those standards but maybe thats why almost nobody does a lateral transfer.


yeah, the problem is schools don't accept that many transfers. some only accept 1 or 2 a year I think. it probably makes it very competitive whether or not it's a t14.




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