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transfer chances for a current freshman

BK22889BK22889 Registered User Posts: 418 Member
edited April 2008 in Amherst College
I go to Northwestern where I currently have a 3.8, including taking extra courses to give myself more of a challenge. I got a 2260 on my SATs, and went to a top NYC prep school that I believe has about 10 current students at Amherst.

I had about a 3.1 in high school, due to well documented extenuating circumstances that have since been resolved.

My reasons for transfer, as I wrote in my essays, are both academic and social. I would like more of an "intellectual" campus community, which I think is exactly what Amherst is all about, and quite frankly I haven't been pleased with my classes here, especially coming from a high school where I don't think I ever had 20 kids in a class.

I have been involved in EC's (though perhaps not as much as some other students on here) both in high school and in college. One interesting aspect is that I intend to go into business, and have interned with major financial corporations both on Wall Street and in London.

Any input you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
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Replies to: transfer chances for a current freshman

  • donjuan78donjuan78 - Posts: 633 Member
    are you a minority? if so, good chances.

    if you are not, then good luck.
  • BK22889BK22889 Registered User Posts: 418 Member
    no, unfortunately i am not
  • kwukwu Registered User Posts: 4,759 Senior Member
    are you a minority? if so, good chances.

    if you are not, then good luck.

    Is this what most people think of Amherst?
    Or just those who were set on attending, but were rejected?
  • BK22889BK22889 Registered User Posts: 418 Member
    does that mean you disagree with his/her assessment?
  • 'rentof2'rentof2 Registered User Posts: 4,327 Senior Member
    This is just off the top of my head, and isn't based on much, I have to admit.......

    but I get the impression from things I've read that Amherst is more invested in helping outstanding community college students when possible make that transfer. The principle being that those students started with academic or financial obstacles and have really earned their way out by virtue of hard work. A student transferring after one year from another highly selective private college might look a little more like someone shopping for a better pair of dress shoes... if you know what I mean.

    I understand what you mean about not finding NU a perfect fit, but I think that might be given less weight at a school like Amherst that accepts so few transfer students to begin with. I mean, you already have what many would consider a golden opportunity at NU -- even if it's turned out not to be the ideal fit for you personality-wise.
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