Currently a Korean male, attending Emory University in Atlanta as a freshman. Still technically a Washington resident.
Earned 85 transferable credits during high school at community college via Running Start. Projected to earn 36 more by end of freshman year here at Emory.
High School GPA: 3.5 (unweighted), 4.0 (weighted)
Community College GPA: 3.7
Projected Emory GPA (first-semester): 2.9 or possibly lower
SAT: 2170 (not superscored)
SAT II: 800 Math II, 720 Literature
Any chance for me? I need to transfer mostly due to financial issues, but also the academics here at a top-ranked university are really difficult, too much so for me.
I guess the hold-up for me is that I'm doing really poorly here at Emory with my first semester looking pretty grim. But on the flipside, I'm coming from a top-tier school, while most transfers come from community college, and even at that, I did much better at CC during high school than many other CC transfer students.
Not trying to sound haughty, but aren't most hopeful transfers from 4-year universities usually coming from an academically lower school than UW? I mean, I know my GPA might be bad, but I'm coming from a very highly competitive and selective college with some of the best undergraduate programs in the U.S.
This new environment and the crazy hard academics have been taking a toll on me; I've really tried hard to maintain my grades here, but it's difficult when classes are difficult.
Last edited by jonathansuhr; 12-02-2010 at 05:00 AM.
Ugh, now I feel like I have no chance. Would it be a good idea to attend community college for a quarter and then apply? I mean, if rates of acceptance from community college are higher than from a four-year university, wouldn't that be a smarter thing to do?
UW prioritizing admitting students whose last institution was a Washington state community college. Last year I read in the Seattle Times about a girl who applied as a freshman and was transferring from another 4-year institution and was frustrated she was not admitted... only she was transferring from Columbia University with a 3.6 GPA... She had to attend a community college for a year and then applied.
As other people have said, it's doubtful the prestige of your current school would be taken into account. If there is a way you could enroll at a community college, then do it. UW also takes into account a personal need to attend the UW (like the only school with a specific program, or needing to stay in the area, etc) and your financial need would be a nice way to incorporate that in.
So basically, coming from a community college, finishing all your pre-req's will put you ahead of 4 year applicants.