Will going to cornell hurt my chance of transferring to stan

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By Mydavid (Mydavid) on Friday, May 30, 2003 - 08:38 pm: Edit

i just finished my first year at a top 10 public university. i got admitted to cornell engineering as a transfer. but i just changed my mind. i want to go to stanford. i plan to apply for transfer next year when i am a sorphomore. so should i still go to cornell this fall and finish my sorphomore year there and then transfer? will that help my chance of getting to stanford because of cornell's name and prestige, or will that actually hurt me because it is strange for stanford admission officers that i transfer again?
i am really confused whether i should stay at my current university or go to cornell this fall? which will help my transfer admission to stanford?

By Christine (Christine) on Saturday, May 31, 2003 - 11:20 am: Edit

I really have no idea, but I think it seems kind of pointless to transfer to an entirely different school, only to transfer again after one year. The Stanford admissions office might even find you indecisive or wishy-washy. Also, you might want to keep in mind that you may find Cornell more challenging than your school right now and you grades could change. Just remember that you shouldn't treat colleges like they're something that can just be changed whenever the spirit moves you. I do think it would be a good idea though to go to Cornell next fall, you might get to like it, and if you don't, you can still try to transfer to Stanford.

By Dschnapps (Dschnapps) on Saturday, May 31, 2003 - 02:44 pm: Edit

I think that if you don't mind the good public university that you are going to right now that it might make more sense to stay there, do well, and transfer to Stanford.

I agree with Christine in that if you have already been to two schools the Stanford people are going to wonder what's going on, whether you have had problems at the schools you've gone to...

but cornell could be right for you, if only for a year, and you have to decide

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