|By Sarahw (Sarahw) on Wednesday, June 02, 2004 - 08:22 am: Edit|
Anyone applying as a transfer for next year?
|By Sarahw (Sarahw) on Thursday, June 03, 2004 - 04:46 pm: Edit|
|By Northrams (Northrams) on Sunday, June 06, 2004 - 12:35 pm: Edit|
right here. im going to be a sophomore at SUNY rockland community college this year. you?
|By Blah1111 (Blah1111) on Sunday, June 06, 2004 - 03:14 pm: Edit|
Do freshman transfer applicants have less of a shot than sophomores, given all other factors (except amount of classes taken) constant?
|By Sarahw (Sarahw) on Sunday, June 06, 2004 - 03:47 pm: Edit|
i think it's more orb less equal for both, except freshmen have the option of electing to transfer fall or spring...i'm not sure if junior entries can come in in the spring..
i'm going to be a rising soph at a top 5 LAC.
|By Sarahw (Sarahw) on Monday, June 07, 2004 - 05:59 pm: Edit|
are junior year transfers allowed to transfer in either fall or spring or is it just fall? i've heard both...but i could be wrong.
|By Northrams (Northrams) on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 05:19 pm: Edit|
i sent an email to admissions asking them that same question - no response thus far. Stats:
1530 SAT (800 Verbal, 730 math)
-Honors program (ranked #1 for 2 year schools in US)
-Phi Theta Kappa (International Honor Society of 2 Year College) President,
-Sigma Chi Eta (National Speech honor society) President,
-Winner, 2004 Beacon Conference for Student Scholars at 2 Year colleges
-3rd Place, SUNY Rockland Speech Competition
-Outstanding Student Service Award
Im not going to get into HS Stats, suffice to say they were borderline for HYP with very strong ECs
|By Sarahw (Sarahw) on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 07:28 pm: Edit|
|By Northrams (Northrams) on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 08:25 pm: Edit|
sarahw, what are ur stats?
|By Up40love (Up40love) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 01:06 am: Edit|
I was just looking at Harvard's transfer application website and it says that applications will not be available until November 2005. It's not just in one place, though. Every time the date is posted, it is 2005, not Nov. 2004. Does that mean that Harvard is freezing transfer applications for Fall 2005?
|By Sarahw (Sarahw) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 03:06 am: Edit|
my stats are pretty ordinary. 1490 (780v) SAT I, 700,700,650 SAT II. 3.7ish GPA at a top 5 lac. im doing research at a hospital, i sing in the school choir, and i'm part of the student gov. that's about it i think...
what is your tentative major?
i'm not sure if it's a typo (about the 2005 bit)...i just hope it is, it would be strange of them to just freeze it for one year. has anyone emailed the adcom?
|By Up40love (Up40love) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 09:48 am: Edit|
I emailed them last night but have yet to get a response
|By Cornellhopeful (Cornellhopeful) on Saturday, June 19, 2004 - 12:04 pm: Edit|
i'm probably applying as a sophomore transfer.
African American Male
1340 SAT I
took Gen Psych at Georgetown, GPA 3.67(MUST go up)
National Achievement Finalist
Model UN(will continue at Gtown)
Reason to transfer-Gtown only has one astronomy class that i'll be taking, and I'm really interested in it(not as a major), and Harvard as a planetary sciences department. I'm a psychology major, pre-med. Also interested in taking a course or two in biomedical engineering, and Gtown doesn't have ANY engineering courses(except if you count computer science, but i'm not interested that much). Harvard is also more diverse than Gtown, though it still has diversity. So basically, I want to transfer for more astronomy courses, more engineering courses, diversity, and they also have a few health policy courses open to undergrads, as well as mind,brain, and behavior. All things that I can't do or study in depth at Gtown.
Should I take the SAT over again, or just focus on getting high grades in college?
|By Nivea (Nivea) on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 09:01 pm: Edit|
Cornellhopeful, I would put more focus on getting high grades in college than on taking the SAT over again, as the adcom puts less emphasis on the SAT scores of transfer applicants than they do on the SAT scores of high school applicants.
Anyway, to answer Sarahw's question, yes, I was planning on applying next year, but now, I'm not able to because of personal reasons.
By the way, if a transfer applicant has a gap, say a year or two, in their schooling, would it hurt their chances?
|By Up40love (Up40love) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 03:29 am: Edit|
I think that depending on what the applicant accomplished during the gap, it might enhance his chances. Hopefully the applicant wouldn't squander the opportunity to develop personally and subsequently enter the transferring phase with a clearer picture of why he wants to do so. This would then translate into better essays to futher convince adcoms that he belongs at Harvard.
|By Northrams (Northrams) on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 12:39 pm: Edit|
|By Faizzan (Faizzan) on Saturday, July 10, 2004 - 08:15 pm: Edit|
I'll be starting at Vanderbilt University in the fall 2004 as a freshman....My high school G.P.A. was 3.6 and 1450 SAT scores with a superb resume and publications. Research intern in various departments at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, head of various school and outside school organizations. high school Football player (Mediocre)
would my chances be good coming from a very well respected school in the south Vanderbilt University is known as an ivy of the South
|By Up40love (Up40love) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 09:59 am: Edit|
I just noticed the website has been modified to say "Applications will for transfer admission will be available in November 2004" instead of 2005.
Is anyone feeling particularly antsy about receiving/downloading/completing applications? It's bordering on obsession.
To what other schools is everyone thinking about applying?
|By Northrams (Northrams) on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 07:54 pm: Edit|
i noticed too, and yeah definetly gettin a bit antsy. I wish they had the apps available over the summer so i could focus on them without worrying about classwork.
other schools applying to: yale, columbia, georgetown sfs, upenn, brown, cornell, and prob a couple of others, havent decided yet
|By Up40love (Up40love) on Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 03:50 am: Edit|
This is basically a finalized list of schools to which I'm considering transferring:
|By 1214 (1214) on Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 12:40 pm: Edit|
don't get antsy. just find out the essay questions, and you should be good. they usually don't change to often.
|By Up40love (Up40love) on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 12:51 am: Edit|
Does anyone want the essay questions from the 2003-2004 app in case they may be the same?
|By Northrams (Northrams) on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 01:02 pm: Edit|
yeah if u dont mind Up40
|By Up40love (Up40love) on Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 02:22 am: Edit|
Short Answers (Harvard Transfer Supplement):
12. Briefly, please indicate the most influential factors in your original decision to attend your present college, such as location, cost, size of student body, only option, special program offered, Early Decision plan, etc.
13. What alternative to transferring to Harvard are you considering?
16. Please indicate your intended field of specialization and briefly outline your academic plans at Harvard College.
17. What are your current postgraduate/career plans?
18. Briefly discuss one book tha thas strongly influenced you.
19. In the space below or on a separate sheet, please explain in some detail your reasons for wanting to transfer to Harvard College.
|By Northrams (Northrams) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 04:59 pm: Edit|
thanks for the help
|By 1214 (1214) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 09:20 pm: Edit|
do you think these questions will be the same for next year?
|By 1214 (1214) on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 01:43 pm: Edit|
|By Cornellhopeful (Cornellhopeful) on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 - 04:54 pm: Edit|
is Harvard going to have transfer admission this year?
|By Northrams (Northrams) on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 - 11:44 pm: Edit|
yeah. there had been a misprint on the website that made it appear that they werent, but it was corrected. the apps will be available in november.
|By Cornellhopeful (Cornellhopeful) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 06:09 pm: Edit|
thanks. I guess it depends on my GPA this fall if i'll apply.
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