|By Transfer101 (Transfer101) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 01:39 am: Edit|
I'm a freshman in a fairly highly-ranked public school. I'm enrolled here for two reasons...the first is financial, the second is to boost my gpa.
I have really asymmetric abilities (can't do math), and since I went to a challenging private school with a strong core program, my GPA sort of got killed.
My high school stats were
AP US History-4
AP English Lang and Lit-5
AP English Lang and Comp-4
AP European History-4
AP US Government and Politics-4
AP Spanish-2 (ouch)
AP Scholar With Distinction
Varsity track 9, 10, 11
Newspaper-10, 11, 12 (co-editor in grade 12)
Literary magazine-11, 12 (editor in chief grade 12)
Tons of community service
My unweighted high school GPA was something like a 3.6, but weighted was ridiculously high due to insane grade inflation for AP and Honors classes. I think it was around 4.7-4.8.
I had really, really strong recommendations and essays.
I called admissions at NYU and they said if I stay at college for over a year (30 credits), high school won't matter.
So, my question here is, should I apply for transfer for this spring or next fall? I had pretty decent test scores in high school, (in the liberal arts), but my GPA, while pretty good, was definitely not stellar. I'm confident that I'll have a higher GPA than in high that after a year of college, but I won't have the supporting scores, or have established the relationships necessary to get some great recommendations.
So, basically, what are my chances as a transfer to the CAS, either this spring, or next fall?
|By Matth (Matth) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 09:16 am: Edit|
If you're a freshman, you have to complete the year at your present college before you can transfer. I don't know who told you that h/s doesn't matter if you complete a year, but that's not correct. Your year of college will be important but it's not like they ignore your h/s record. You still have to submit a h/s transcript and your SAT scores and they still are considered along with your college transcript and gpa. You'll also need recommendations from your college professors. Did you apply to NYU for freshman admission? Unfortunately, I'd say your chances would have been better then than they are now, only because transfer admission is more difficult and as a freshman, you had the possibility of being offered GSP, which you don't have as a transfer. Your stats are in the low range for NYU, the middle 50% of SAT is 1300-1450, and your gpa is low as well. I'm not discouraging you from applying, just trying to give a realistic picture. Good luck.
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