|By Treyy685 (Treyy685) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 07:43 pm: Edit|
i just really want to get an idea of how many people here will/will not be accepting their spot at dartmouth next yr. that way i have a slightly better sense of what my chances are. i appreciate it. thanks!
|By Wisconsinguy (Wisconsinguy) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 08:42 pm: Edit|
With all due respect, I think you're asking way too much of this board. Dartmouth accepts a very small number of transfer applicants, a very small number of whom might chance upon this board. The fact that you received a few responses is not a slight against you, just the fact that you're dealing with a small percentage of a small number.
|By Adsf12 (Adsf12) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 03:04 am: Edit|
Hey--I got in and am not sure if I'm going to attend. As of now, deciding between Penn and Dartmouth as well as waiting on a number of other schools. It's going to be a long week...
Why don't you give the Dartmouth admissions office a call and find out the likelihood of getting off the waitlist? I'm sure they have stats for this kind of stuff. They were really friendly each time I called, and it might put some of your anxieties to rest. Otherwise, good luck with the rest of your decision letters.
|By Jmancer (Jmancer) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 01:02 pm: Edit|
were you a transfer, and any advice on transfer admission?
|By Adsf12 (Adsf12) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 04:29 pm: Edit|
Yeah, I was a transfer applicant. My best advice would be to get the apps done as earlier as you possibly can. I ended up dragging some apps to the last minute and writing transfer essays during midterms. I think it's also important to be specific, REALLY specific, about what you don't like about your college and the academic needs not being met. You should also outline pretty straightforwardly the academic program you would pursue at the college you're transferring to. I think that's primarily how transfer apps differ from freshmen apps--you need to have an academic direction since you'll be at the school for less time. At least that was my sense of it. I got pretty stressed out by the process, but in the end I just tried to put myself honestly on paper. Don't worry--if I were you, just try to get the apps out of the way ASAP and enjoy the year.
|By Liza (Liza) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 06:18 pm: Edit|
I was also accepted to Dartmouth as a transfer. I agree that generally you should do your apps as early as you can. However, don't stress too much about the deadline: not all of my application materials were submitted by May 1. (I don't recommend sending in requirements after the deadline. It was stressful. I just didn't decide to transfer soon enough to be able to get everything done.)
Focus on building your case. I also continued to update my application with my midterm grades and summer plans by fax. I also emailed a professor in my major and met with him when I visited campus. I believe this helped my application by demonstrating the "academic direction" Ad2f12 described; it will also help me when I enter in the fall. Good luck, Jmancer!
Treyyy, I also recommend calling the Admissions Office. Send in supplemental essays about your motivation and update the committee with any academic or extracurricular progress (good summer internship, final grades?) you've made since you last wrote to them. It might get you to the front of the waitlist. Call and ask explicitly about how you can help your case. It can't hurt. They get so many qualified applicants, waitlisting you was probably close to arbitrary. Even the smallest effort could tip the scale. Good luck!
|By Adsf12 (Adsf12) on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 12:01 am: Edit|
Hey Treyyy--I'm not taking my transfer spot. Good luck, and hope you get in
|By Treyy685 (Treyy685) on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 12:24 am: Edit|
haha thanks adsf12...but i already decided on penn
|By Brooxie28 (Brooxie28) on Monday, May 24, 2004 - 10:49 am: Edit|
Treyy, I am also on the waiting list. Since you decided on Penn, did you let Dartmouth know to take you off the waiting list? I was just wondering. Thanks.
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