Chances for UCLA transfer?

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mt90128
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Chances for UCLA transfer?

Postby mt90128 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:51 pm

I go to a 25-30 ranked school and my fall grades are out: B+, B+, A- in the three doctrinal classes with a B- in the BS legal practice class. Really want to transfer out of this particular school, and wondering what my chances would be for UCLA (main one), USC, Gtown, Cornell. As a side note, any idea on my chances for a private firm job in patent given those grades? Am I an instant ding for Biglaw? Any insights much appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Chances for UCLA transfer?

Postby sublime » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:56 pm

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Re: Chances for UCLA transfer?

Postby mt90128 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:29 pm

Class rank is not released until after Spring grades, and I also understand that those grades will be a contingency for transferring, but am asking now in order to gauge under the assumption that those grades will be similar to my fall grades. Additionally, GTown has an early decision transfer option based on fall grades that I was considering. Based on the curve I would guess that I am right around the line for top 1/3 or 1/4 of the class. Median is a 3.3 I believe.

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Re: Chances for UCLA transfer?

Postby BigZuck » Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:49 pm

I'm no math whiz but (3.3+3.3+3.7+2.7)/4 looks to be below a 3.3. I'm assuming the 2.7 doesn't count as much as the other grades but how do you figure you're top 1/3 or 1/4?

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Re: Chances for UCLA transfer?

Postby mt90128 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:43 pm

The B- is worth half of the doctrinal classes in credits. And I'm basing my opinion off the testimony of several 2Ls who said that, with a B+ average, they found themselves around the 75th percentile when classes came out. Honestly, this post is mainly to probe what requisite grades/standards would be to transfer up about 10 slots to UCLA, since such specific data is hard to come by.

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Re: Chances for UCLA transfer?

Postby goldeneye » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:46 pm

Don't transfer to Cornell because if I remember correctly, you can't participate in OCI.

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Re: Chances for UCLA transfer?

Postby BigZuck » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:02 pm

mt90128 wrote:The B- is worth half of the doctrinal classes in credits. And I'm basing my opinion off the testimony of several 2Ls who said that, with a B+ average, they found themselves around the 75th percentile when classes came out. Honestly, this post is mainly to probe what requisite grades/standards would be to transfer up about 10 slots to UCLA, since such specific data is hard to come by.


You said median at your school is a 3.3. What's your gpa?

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Re: Chances for UCLA transfer?

Postby Nova » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:08 pm

You sure you want to pay sticker @UCLA when odds are against getting a market paying job with your grades as a transfer?

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Re: Chances for UCLA transfer?

Postby unodostres » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:46 pm

Sticker at la is roulette.

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Re: Chances for UCLA transfer?

Postby Shema » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:31 pm

I know a guy who transferred to UCLA in the top 15% from Loyola. And I know a guy who transferred to SC in the top 25%. Shoot me a PM and I'll give you more info and contact info if you are interested.




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