Michigan as a transfer?
I posted this on NYU's and Chance's forums but I'm not sure if I can get in. I'd love to get into Michigan as well
Basically, I'm an Asian male (yeah I know, against me :'( ) and I'd like to transfer into LSA
I'm a Freshmen at Western Michigan University and I'd love to go to NYU or U of M.
My freshmen GPA... lacking a lot. 3.0 unweighted. I had alot of personal problems from Freshmen to Junior year, and finally taken care of Summer of Junior year when my GPA shot back up to a 3.6 (first semester) and 3.8 (2nd semester) of my Senior year
I think weighted, my GPA is around that as well. Probably lower :'(X
However, that didn't really save my GPA. (Hence why I'm going to only a medium college)
My ACTs, were hovering around 27, and I plan to retake it and hopefully hit over 30s. I've done it before on multiple practice, so with some studying in, I bet I can pull it off.
My college GPA so far, hasn't been submitted yet... (first semester isn't done!) but I suspect around a 3.8-4.0. I'm working my butt off to hold a 4.0 and I'm pretty sure I can get it done, or at least close. (If I don't, I probably won't apply)
I can get some good recommendations, and some good essays (I have 2 english majors proofreading my work!)
That being said, my ECs are
-volunteering in the community
-worked as an intern overseas in Hong Kong/Shenzhen, China for the summer
-violin section leader, and traveled overseas to Europe in the summer to play for Mozart's birthday
-and if I get accepted, volunteer over the summer to go to different countries to help out with 3rd world countries
-played tennis in high school, JV - 2nd singles
-other various orchestral activities like shows independent of normal concerts
-leader of quartet that got 1st divison at competitions (not really worth much... very easy to get 1st division)
I'm taking the most rigorous courses I can, which is actually somewhat limited by my courses (Pre-Business course)
Any chance? Or should I not even try and save my app money?
If I can't get in for Fall 2007, I know I'll try for Winter, and take some courses and volunteer a lot in the summer. Would that help much?