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International transfer chances?

Curious KidCurious Kid Registered User Posts: 405 Member
edited October 2007 in Amherst College
hi guys! i have a friend who is a freshman in a community college in China that follows the American system fully, and she hopes to transfer to Amherst for Fall 2008. She's 1/4 Portuguese, 1/4 Vietnamese and 1/2 Chinese, will this give her a special ethnicity status in the Adcom's eyes? Also, given that she can get and maintain a 4.0 (with the max. being 4.3) throughout the year, will she have a good shot at Amherst? Oh, and she's got a real talent in art and design and has an impressive record of winning many regional and international competitions in thie area. Now, I know that Amherst's art department isn't that great, so will they be more likely to take in someone who shows real talent in art?

she needs financial aid btw~ Thanks for any input!
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Replies to: International transfer chances?

  • Curious KidCurious Kid Registered User Posts: 405 Member
    bump............
  • Curious KidCurious Kid Registered User Posts: 405 Member
    can someone pls answer my question? thanks
  • greennbluegreennblue Registered User Posts: 1,736 Senior Member
    From collegeboard's website, for Amherst college:

    Transfer Students

    * Total number of transfer students who applied: 162
    * Total number of transfer students who were admitted: 28

    So the odds are not good for anybody. Add the fact that your friend is an international who needs aid, and they are worse. In addition, in the U.S. community colleges are not considered to be as rigorous as four-year colleges, so it is not clear that the admissions office would value a CC transfer from China.
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