I don't know how SAT score is relevant, but I got a uh... 2300+
I gave an answer to the question about my essay in post 9 (I am a M&T Transfer, AMA (ask me anything)), let me know if you want me to give more detail about anything
Hmm...just wondering. Do you think there are any drawbacks to the MnT program?
I primarily want to pursue engineering, but want to gain leadership skills from the Wharton school. Would it be beneficial for me to go to SEAS but take courses at Wharton that suit my interests? I'm not planning on pursuing business, I'm just interested in the leadership and organizational skills that business entails.
(Late response, sorry) There certainly are some drawbacks to the program - no academic program is perfect. For your purpose, I don't think doing M&T would be necessary; taking Wharton classes would definitely be sufficient.
And responding to the person who just PMed me since I don't want to actually wait to get to 15 posts:
Internal transfer (non-M&T) rates to Wharton are definitely much higher. They accept 100+ students into Wharton every year, so you definitely have a good chance. I'd guess the rate is like 30% or higher.
Email me at the email address I gave above if you have any more questions!
Thanks for all the wonderful information you have shared. How did you gather the Wharton Internal acceptance rate as being 30%? Did approx 300 kids apply from within Penn and 100 get in? Do they take more internal than external transfers? Would you know the external acceptance rate?
What was the GPA required for internal transfer this year?
lovemom: The 30% was just a guess. I don't know how many apply but I imagine it's not more than ~400, and I think close to 150 students are accepted.
If by external transfer you mean transfer from a school outside of Penn, then yes definitely there are more internal transfers accepted than external transfers. I don't know the external transfer rate.
I am not aware of the GPA for internal transfer; I imagine it's not higher than 3.7, and may be lower.
3176401: Not that I'm aware of, but I guess it might be possible.
Thank you for your post! I am an incoming freshman, in the college of arts and sciences. However, after I sent in my application, I learned about the program and fell in love with it. Now, I am set on applying for a transfer after my first year, which is possible. So a couple of questions. What would you describe as an "ideal" course schedule for a transfer applicant? Other than the prequisites (Math 104 and 114, Econ 001 and 002, etc.), are there any classes you recommend to take to have a stronger application? And any specific type of extracurricular/service project? Thanks.
^Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm fairly certain you have to be a freshman in either SEAS or Wharton to transfer into M&T. If you're in CAS as a freshman, you are probably ineligible to transfer into the program.
Out of curiosity, have you ever heard of sophomores (i.e. rising juniors) applying for M&T transfer and getting in? I am hoping to transfer to Penn SEAS and was wondering if M&T is remotely possible for the future.
Responding to collegebound1202's post - actually, I believe now you *can* transfer into M&T from the College.
In terms of an ideal course schedule, I'd say take courses that demonstrate your interest in engineering and Wharton. I would advise against taking Math 104 (you can get retroactive credit for it if you take Math114), and it may be worth skipping Math 114 as well (you can self-study/place out of it). That will give you a bit more room to take more non-required courses freshman year, and you should take courses that give you a feel for whether you'd actually want to do M&T (at least 1 or 2 courses in whichever Engineering you would be considering, and 1 or 2 Wharton courses would be good too if you're able to).
I think about extracurriculars along the same lines. I didn't do any Wharton-related extracurriculars, but I quickly got very involved in Engineering extracurriculars freshman year. Honestly, focus on activities around what you're interested in, put a lot of effort into them, and excel.