Help me out! Should I transfer for fall 2010 or next spring?
Hey guys, this is my first post on CC and I really hope to get some advice, I am so twisted right now!
I am a freshman a top 20 university. I have to admit the academic program in my school is very strong and there are a lot of opportunities, but I still feel like I don't fit in here and really want to transfer. My school does not offer the major I am passionate about and it is in the south - well, I have no bias for the south, it's just that I want to work in northeast or california after graduation, so it's relatively harder to network and find internship in those area. The schools that I am thinking about are Cornell, USC, Columbia, Stanford, Brown and Upenn.
My GPA last semester was 3.5, it's low but I am 95% percent sure after this semester my GPA will be above 3.7. I know it's still lower than most of the transfer GPA's on CC, but that's the best I can do right now. I have some extracurriculars but I am not taking any leadership positions right now, because I am only a freshman. I just decided to transfer so generally speaking I have finished nothing about the application yet.
So right now I am really wondering if I should apply for fall 2010 or spring 2011. I think I can come up with a decent fall application, but given the limited time left(less than a month), I don't think it will be 'perfect'. However, many of the school that I want to apply does not have spring admissions. So I really need some advice.
* will it hurt my chance if I apply for fall semester as a sophomore?
I am eagerly waiting to hear your advice!