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could you transfer from community college to brown university?

seouvmseouvm 8 replies6 threads New Member
currently a junior in hs I am currently thinking about going to ccri (community college of rhode island) since it's free and I always wanted to go to brown I was wondering if it's possible to transfer from community college to brown?
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  • PublisherPublisher 9040 replies110 threads Senior Member
    I believe that you can transfer. You need to contact both or either the CC & Brown to ask if this is common & whether or not there is any special agreement between Brown & the CC regarding transfer spots.
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  • musemusemusemuse 93 replies4 threads Junior Member
    Anything is possible, though your application will need to be suitably impressive just like everyone else's. Since you're in the area there's probably some precedent.
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  • i_wanna_be_Browni_wanna_be_Brown 8241 replies73 threadsForum Champion Brown Forum Champion
    I don't recall ever meeting someone who started at CCRI so I'd be very surprised to hear there is some sort of agreement between the two schools but there's certainly no policy or anything that would prevent you from doing it if you had the grades etc.
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  • lookingforwardlookingforward 35108 replies398 threads Senior Member
    Why start at CCRI? Are you currently thinking you're not competitive for Brown?
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 79717 replies712 threads Senior Member
    https://www.brown.edu/admission/undergraduate/apply/transfer-applicants/admission-process lists several community colleges as sources of transfers to Brown, but CCRI is not one of those listed.

    https://www.brown.edu/admission/undergraduate/apply/transfer-applicants/credit indicates that Brown will not evaluate transfer credit until the transfer student enrolls, and there does not appear to be any listing of previously evaluated other-college courses for transfer.
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  • seouvmseouvm 8 replies6 threads New Member
    edited February 2019
    @lookingforward yes to be honest I don't think I'm competitive for brown
    edited February 2019
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  • seouvmseouvm 8 replies6 threads New Member
    @i_wanna_be_Brown I actually contacted the Director of Academic Advising at CCRI and she told me Brown University has accepted CCRI students in the past.they do not have a list of transferable courses, but she always recommends that i speak with the Admissions Officer at Brown to ask the same question
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  • i_wanna_be_Browni_wanna_be_Brown 8241 replies73 threadsForum Champion Brown Forum Champion
    Yeah, I didn’t mean to imply it never happened. I meant more that if there was some sort of linkage agreement between the two schools that there would be a large enough population of CCRI transfers that I would have met at least one in my 4 years there.
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  • JD7777JD7777 81 replies10 threads Junior Member
    Although was at Brown 25 years ago, one of the most impressive students I met in my classes transferred from a 2 year school
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  • bluepeonybluepeony 32 replies1 threads Junior Member
    I applied as a transfer student after completing community college with a 3.97. My rejection letter discussed how they were looking for someone with more extra curriculars/student involvement, so if you do go the cc route first, I suggest getting highly involved in different organizations!
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  • seouvmseouvm 8 replies6 threads New Member
    @bluepeony thank you so much! what organizations do you recommend?
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  • bluepeonybluepeony 32 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @seouvm Leadership positions in any clubs, student government, etc. would probably be helpful. I also think organizing volunteer work programs would be good. Overall, I think it would be beneficial to be well-rounded and just try to involve yourself in anything that interests you. :)
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  • mhop72mhop72 43 replies3 threads Junior Member
    I know this thread is old, but weighing in. Brown University took my CCRI credits as well as credits I had from another 2yr college. FYI, I know that I am not the first to do this. CCRI is open admissions, but that doesnt mean the coursework is any easier than any other schools. In fact, it is in some ways harder, bc as a commuter student, you need more autonomy/ self-direction. It also shows them that you can make it in college, which weighs a LOT compared to your average HS kid. Plus, Brown likes the underdog students-- yes, you can do this, provided you are a strong, competitive candidate.Good Luck.
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  • seouvmseouvm 8 replies6 threads New Member
    What was the process of transferring from CCRI to brown and did you participate in extracurricular activities?
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  • happy1happy1 23228 replies2299 threads Senior Member
    edited December 2019
    It is possible but it is a difficult path. In 2018-19 Brown accepted 164 out of 2,130 transfer applicants (7.7% acceptance rate).
    edited December 2019
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  • nontradishbishnontradishbish 2 replies0 threads New Member
    Could you give any insight on which is the best chance of getting into Brown: traditional transfer or RUE? I have a very similar story (CCRI with 4.0) but also meet the age requirement for RUE. I know I can only apply to one or the other.
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