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Transfer to WPI?????

SRB2006SRB2006 Posts: 167Registered User Junior Member
Okay, as I said before, if I decide to major in Engineering, I might transfer to WPI. I was just wondering how hard is it to transfer to WPI??

-How many transfer students they usually accept each year?
-Do transfer students receive as much Fin. Aid. as freshmen students?
-Will it be hard to adjust to WPI's curriculum if I transfer to WPI?

All the WPI students who are out there and the parents who have kids going to WPI, if you can PLEASE PLEASE could answer these questions, I would really appreciate it.
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  • al6200al6200 Posts: 1,579Registered User Senior Member
    Okay, as I said before, if I decide to major in Engineering, I might transfer to WPI. I was just wondering how hard is it to transfer to WPI??

    Shouldn't be too hard if you work hard at BC.
    -How many transfer students they usually accept each year?

    44%

    College Search - Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI - Admission

    It's typical for transfer acceptance rates to be lower than freshman acceptance rates.
    -Do transfer students receive as much Fin. Aid. as freshmen students?

    No clue, but my guess is that if you perform well in your first year, you will get similar financial aid. After all, colleges give money in order to attract desirable students, and I can't imagine why a student would be less desirable just because they've already completed a year of schooling.
    -Will it be hard to adjust to WPI's curriculum if I transfer to WPI?

    Not really. If you transfer after your freshman year, it will be trivially easy as there is a core curriculum of physics/science classes that are needed for both a physics and an engineering major. If you transfer after your sophomore year, you may run into some speed bumps.
    All the WPI students who are out there and the parents who have kids going to WPI, if you can PLEASE PLEASE could answer these questions, I would really appreciate it.

    I wouldn't think about transferring now. Just be happy where you are, and if you find that you don't like BC, you can think about it then (you will have plenty of time). When I came to WPI, I was seriously thinking about transferring to Johns Hopkins because of their amazing neuroscience program. But then I realized that I really loved signal analysis, and that WPI has a great program in that area. So I decided to stay, and I am very happy here.
  • #theorymom#theorymom Posts: 1,688Registered User Senior Member
    I wouldn't think about transferring now. Just be happy where you are, and if you find that you don't like BC, you can think about it then (you will have plenty of time). When I came to WPI, I was seriously thinking about transferring to Johns Hopkins because of their amazing neuroscience program. But then I realized that I really loved signal analysis, and that WPI has a great program in that area. So I decided to stay, and I am very happy here.

    These are wise words. Heed them
  • al6200al6200 Posts: 1,579Registered User Senior Member
    WPI's transfer application due date is April 15th. I think that a lot of schools have deadlines in late March. So you should probably decide if you want to transfer or not by some point in February, after your first semester ends. Then you will have more than enough time to research all of the schools that you are interested in transferring to, gather the recommendations you will need, send transcripts, write essays, etc.

    There is no point in second guessing your decision now. BC is one of the best schools in the country, and you are extremely lucky to have the chance to go there. Only when you decide that you really do not like your math/physics classes and you finish your first semester should you start to look into transferring.

    Another option would be taking an engineering consortium class at BU. If you decide that you prefer engineering classes over math/physics classes, that is a good indication that you might want to transfer.

    In any case, you do not have to worry about any of this for nearly an entire year. Good luck, and have a great summer.
  • civegncivegn Posts: 123Registered User Junior Member
    "Do transfer students receive as much Fin. Aid. as freshmen students?"


    I was admitted to WPI as a transfer student and was told that transfer students typically get a little more financial aid than incoming high school students, which is generally not the case for other schools.
  • SRB2006SRB2006 Posts: 167Registered User Junior Member
    Thank you everyone. Really. Really, Really appreciate all the advice that I got from you all. I don't know how to thank you all.

    And al6200-- I will try to take some engineering classes at BU and if I really like those classes, I will try to transfer to a good engineering school. Thank you very much for your opinion. You are a real asset for CC community. May God bless you and enjoy your summer as well.
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