What are my chances of getting into Northwestern?
I am currently a sophomore at the University of Connecticut, but I feel lost and unhappy in a big public school. I thought it would get better sophomore year, but it hasn't, so I've decided I want to apply to transfer to my dream school, Northwestern University.
Major: Physiology and Neurobiology, pre-med track
GPA at UConn: 3.0, not great I know, mostly Bs and a few Cs
Extracurriculars: A minimum-wage job for 2 years, a few intramural sports, a few accomplishments from high school that are probably no longer relevant (Future Business Leaders of America, ski team)
Financial aid: I don't necessarily need any, if that'll help my chances
The deadline to apply is March 15, so I have some time to get my GPA up and add extracurriculars. I REALLY want to get in so I hope to considerably bulk up on activities and start getting A's. I could also retake the SAT/ACT, or take some SAT IIs. If I start working a lot harder, do I have a chance?