background info: a junior in a top 5 university in China, GPA 3.73, TOEFL 100(about to take another test).
I am super helpless now! I plan to transfer as an incoming junior. I would prolly try out for Barnard, USC, NYU, JHU, UMich, and I know these are all top schools.
Some one told me that admission office penalize juniors for juniors having too many credits, but I don't mind losing a lot when transferring.
And also, the top universities give their priority to students from universities in the States, while I am an international.
Is my chance in getting in those universities really low?