I know this thread is starting a little early, however, I just wanted to get to know some possible transfers and get people who are going through the application process together. I'm at a cc in southern California. Let's get this thread going, I know it'll be epic just from seeing other Stanford transfer threads.
What is up nugness123! I had never really looked at Stanford 'til a couple days ago. After having read the Philosophy and Literature books at my current schools library, Stanford is on my radar, for they have a pretty solid Philosophy and Literature program. After much bouncing around, I think the list of the three schools I am putting in an application for might be set. Brown, Vanderbilt, and Stanford. What about you?
Hi there Haitian! Well, last fall I was in this English 103 class, which is a critical thinking/writing theory class. I went in to the class actually on the waitlist because I was a freshman. The very first lecture he gave was on the consequences of the technological singularity on society and what it really means to be human. It was the most facinating lecture I ever had in my life! I went up to him after class and told him I would sit on the floor or stand up taking notes all semester if it meant I could stay and take his class. He looked completely shocked and let me in.
That class basically changed my educational goals. I am a political science and philosophy major, mainly dealing with technology and its consequences/implications. And, after a ton of research, I see that Stanford is absolutely THE place for me.
I am also applying to Brown and Cornell. So that is pretty much my story! =)
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Oh nice nice. Ah yes Brown. Well I'm from College of the Canyons, in southern California. So yeah. As far as I know, Stanford likes cc kids in California, just plain statistically. But I'm so determined to get in. Are you at a cc or a university?
Haha yah, acceptance rates for Brown, Stanford ect. aren't too good. Oh yah? I have a 3.77, so hopefully it'll be good enough. My story should totally help my chances. Is there anyone on this forum that went from a community college to Stanford or an ivy?
I'm planning on transfering to Stanford as well, but I have a question. How would I go about filling the application for a sophmore level transfer? I mean i haven't even started college yet but i would like to start this years transfer app to get in as a sophmore. So by the time decisions come out I would only have completed 2/3 of my college year. How would this work? Thanks.
Hmm. Well you could go on commonapp.org and add Stanford. Then start filling stuff out to get the feel of it. However I tried that the beginning of this year for the transfer next year, and the way commonapp does it, is they reset the whole system every summer. So I tried to get on and start filling things out, but I couldn't really save it, so I copy pasted it onto Microsoft word lol. But at the least, just get an idea of the questions and remember, the journey to your answer is more important than the answer itself