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***Brown University 2018 Transfer Students Official Discussion Thread***

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  • renoirsrenoirs 4 replies0 threads New Member
    edited March 2018
    Transfer year: Fall 2018
    HS GPA: ~94/100
    College GPA: 4.0
    ACT/SAT score: 35
    Concentration: Behavioral Decision Sciences/Ethnic Studies
    Applying for FA (Yes/No)?: Yes
    Reason for transferring: Currently in top 20 LAC, but am looking for resources more specific to my area of study without compromising a close-knit liberal arts education.
    edited March 2018
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  • iheartmedicineiheartmedicine 64 replies8 threads Junior Member
    Just applied and seeing how everything goes!

    Transfer year: Fall '18
    HS GPA: 3.74/4.00
    College GPA: 3.788/4.000
    ACT/SAT score: 29
    Concentration: Public Health/Human and Health Biology
    Applying for FA (Yes/No)?: Yes
    Reason for transferring: Want to pursue public health at my own institution, but there are very limited resources at my home institution. Also want a smaller student community, as I come from a very large public ivy (approx. 20k undergrads).
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  • TrklasjkfTrklasjkf 1 replies0 threads New Member
    How much weight do mid-term grades hold?
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  • aaaltoaaalto 12 replies0 threads New Member
    edited March 2018
    Transfer Year: Fall 18
    HS GPA: 9.71/11, 10.47/11 Senior Year
    College GPA: 4.0 A/A+
    Mid-term GPA: 4.0 A/A+
    SAT: 1570
    Concentration: Earth Science
    Applying for FA: No
    Reason for transferring: Limited resources, smaller student community, family is from the Northeast.
    edited March 2018
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  • coppollacoppolla 10 replies0 threads New Member
    Transfer year: Fall 2018(rising sophomore)
    HS GPA: 3.85W
    College GPA: 4.0 both semesters
    ACT/SAT score: 2310
    Concentration: Economics
    Applying for FA (Yes/No)?: No
    Reason for transferring: Limited research opportunities(emailed profs for months and none did work in my interest) and more motivated student body. Also, for a smaller environment.
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  • avocadoughavocadough 186 replies7 threads Junior Member
    Transfer year: Fall 2018, rising sophomore
    HS GPA: 3.9 UW and 4.6 W
    College GPA: 3.7
    SAT score: 1370 (low, but hoping other things make up for that)
    Concentration: International Relations with an emphasis on econ/development
    Applying for FA (Yes/No)?: Yes
    Reason for transferring: I originally chose my school because of its strong psychology program, but after changing majors/concentrations to IR, staying at my current school would be harmful to my goals. I like that Brown's open curriculum and class offerings fit with my desired/proposed senior thesis, and I learn better in smaller classroom settings. I also prefer the NE. Everyone I know at Brown loves it there.

    Good luck to everyone! You all seem like strong and great candidates. Fingers crossed for all of us.
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  • NeeliusNeelius 3 replies1 threads New Member
    Hey guys, I hope all of you get in. I am going to apply to Columbia and some other colleges next year. I had some questions regarding this process, so I started a new thread. I will be thrilled if you guys could help me with those questions.

    The link is https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-admissions/2068818-important-college-transfer-related-questions-p1.html?new=1

    Thank you.
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  • NeeliusNeelius 3 replies1 threads New Member
    Hey guys, I hope all of you get in. I am going to apply to Columbia and some other colleges next year. I had some questions regarding this process, so I started a new thread. I will be thrilled if you guys could help me with those questions.

    The link is https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-admissions/2068818-important-college-transfer-related-questions-p1.html?new=1

    Thank you.
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  • Rob3223Rob3223 40 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Good luck guys!

    My stats:

    1580 SAT

    4.0 GPA at Top 20

    Three 800 SAT IIs

    9 APs (all 5s)

    3.8 UW HS GPA

    Okay ECs
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  • chicagochicachicagochica 10 replies0 threads New Member
    Sophomore transfer from good state school
    HS gpa: 3.33 (weakest part of my application)
    College gpa: 4.0 and 4.0 midterm grades
    ACT: 33
    concentration: international relations and arabic
    Extracurriculars: 2 internships, a lot of college and high school clubs and activities.
    I know my high school gpa is low but how much do they weight that?

    Good luck everyone!!
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  • SmartJarheadSmartJarhead 288 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Hey did anyone get an email to set up a phone interview with an alumni?
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  • Rob3223Rob3223 40 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @SmartJarhead

    No, did you?

    On their website it says "There are no interviews available for transfer applicants."
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  • SmartJarheadSmartJarhead 288 replies3 threads Junior Member
    @Rob3223 Yeah, I got an email this morning from an alumnus introducing himself and asking when I would be available for a phone interview.
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  • Rob3223Rob3223 40 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Good game; you’re in.
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  • SmartJarheadSmartJarhead 288 replies3 threads Junior Member
    @Rob3223 Idk about that. I have a Skype interview with Yale and no one else on the Yale thread got one. But after looking around on CC I found another persons post a few years back who also got an interview as a transfer and he ended up being rejected. I don't think its an indication of acceptance or a strong likelihood of acceptance. Maybe its something from my background or app that got me the interview.
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  • SmartJarheadSmartJarhead 288 replies3 threads Junior Member
    I just found out Yale gives interviews to students who apply to their Eli Whitney program (veterans, people who have been out of school for a while, etc.) If I had to guess I'd say that's why I got that interview with Yale and probably why Brown is extending one as well. I did not apply for the Eli Whitney program or any other special program, but maybe they are including me in that applicant pool automatically.
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  • iheartmedicineiheartmedicine 64 replies8 threads Junior Member
    @SmartJarhead It could possibly be either that you are a really prominent prospective transfer from their applicant pool and this is their way of getting to know you better or you are like in the portion of the applicant pool where they need to further evaluate you through an interview or there was something indicated on your application they want to learn more about. But overall, it means they're interested and want to inquire! Good luck!
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  • Rob3223Rob3223 40 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @iheartmedicine it's essentially a likely letter
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  • SmartJarheadSmartJarhead 288 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Thanks for the information everyone. I'll keep you updated after the interview.
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