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Cornell Class of 2020 Guaranteed Transfer Discussion Thread

vlindovlindo Registered User Posts: 122 Junior Member
So as decisions have been officially been released, I thought it would be fitting to start a thread for those of us fortunate enough to be offered a transfer option.
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Replies to: Cornell Class of 2020 Guaranteed Transfer Discussion Thread

  • LeicisbestLeicisbest Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    Is it actually a guaranteed transfer option? It never said anything about it being 100%? They just said they'd contact us with the information.

    Also don't most Transfers get absolutely screwed over with Financial Aid Packages compared to Freshman???
  • lolog123lolog123 Registered User Posts: 319 Member
    I'm pretty excited! At least we weren't outright rejected! :D
  • vlindovlindo Registered User Posts: 122 Junior Member
    From what I read in the forum, someone said they got the same letter last year:

    "Whoever got the transfer option by all means go through with it! I was offered the same thing last year (same letter and everything), and the whole process is very easy. They have a great staff at Transfer Admissions who are very helpful and full of information. The other letter comes in about a week or so. As long as you meet the criteria they give, depending on which college you applied to, your acceptance for the specified term is practically 99.999% guaranteed. Best of luck to all of you!"

    @Leicisbest
  • LeicisbestLeicisbest Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    @vlindo I'd love to know what criteria we have to meet is.

    I think someone said 3.0 gpa for that one year.

    also if there are any previous transfers here i'd like to know about there Financial Package
  • vlindovlindo Registered User Posts: 122 Junior Member
    I'm going to call ILR tomorrow and ask about that. I'm pretty sure they want you to complete certain courses and have a certain GPA. @Leicisbest
  • LeicisbestLeicisbest Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    Please Post on here after you do @vlindo
  • LeicisbestLeicisbest Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    For everyone that was wondering about what the transfer option really means in the long run here you go.
    http://admissions.cals.cornell.edu/sites/admissions.cals.cornell.edu/files/shared/documents/Transfer-Option-Summary.pdf

    This is for CALS
    Main thing here is that you need to make a decision on whether you are going to transfer or not in July of this Year and than get the work done to be accepted.

    I just copied and pasted this from another thread it's more relevant here anyways....
  • vlindovlindo Registered User Posts: 122 Junior Member
    Thank you for your input @soxlover I am planning on going to my safety school for a year then transferring in to Cornell ILR. Did he tell the CC that he was transferring to Cornell as well?
  • soxloversoxlover Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    I don't think that ever came up in conversation. He was easily able to register for the classes he needed to take. Once the second semester was over, he just did not register for the fall. I believe by mid to end of March, he received a call from admissions with his official approval. From there, everything was extremely organized, from class registration, to housing, then move in day. It really is that easy. Just do well and take as many required courses as possible. I wish you well!
  • litlhoward2468litlhoward2468 Registered User Posts: 263 Junior Member
    does anyone know what is "better" for ILR or SHA. a waitlist or a GT transfer? like what goes to the more qualified student, waitlist or GT transfer
  • jgallsjgalls Registered User Posts: 83 Junior Member
  • Senior123211Senior123211 Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    After being deferred and waiting for so long I think I'm okay with the GT. I've wanted to go forever and I got into my number two so I think I'll take it and transfer after a year.
  • scottyschillerscottyschiller Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    WL is a formal form of "acceptance" / Transfer Option still has contingencies
  • gabrielamariegabrielamarie Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    I got the GT offer yesterday too. I am 99% sure I am going to take them up on their offer next year. Cornell is my dream. My only worry is not having any friends since everyone else will have known each other for a year. However, through my research, we are able to be put in the upperclassman dorms, and they even offer the ability to be put with other transfer students. For my freshman year, I will be attending Arizona State University, through the Barretts honors program. I am very happy with my planned path. ASU for a year and then three years at Cornell sounds amazing to me. I feel blessed and honored that Cornell wants me...even if they dont want me for another year.
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