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Transferring?

magneticpoetmagneticpoet Registered User Posts: 347 Member
edited April 2010 in Carleton College
I'm back! For those of you who remember me... :P I posted a lot last year when I was applying and was ultimately waitlisted. SUPER depressing. But anyway.

I'm at another small LAC now (Kalamazoo) and while it's a really great fit academically, I'm not as happy as I could be socially. I'm applying to transfer a couple of places and I kept coming back to Carleton. So I thought, why not give it another shot?

I haven't seen much recent info about transferring to Carleton around here, so I was wondering if anyone had any advice or insights to the transfer process as it pertains to Carleton.

Thanks!
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Replies to: Transferring?

  • reesezpiecez103reesezpiecez103 Registered User Posts: 1,246 Senior Member
    Best of luck! I do remember you, and you seemed to love Carleton a lot!
  • mflevitymflevity Registered User Posts: 1,201 Senior Member
    Best of luck. The transfer acceptance rate is about 9%, I think. :( Would you transfer for your junior year?
  • magneticpoetmagneticpoet Registered User Posts: 347 Member
    Yeah I know the transfer rate is scarily low... eek.

    Anyway, it's kind of weird. I'm doing an internship with Disney next fall, and there's a good chance it will end up being a full year thing. So essentially, I'd take the year off and apply for sophomore entry in Fall 2011.

    There are a couple of other places I'm applying as well, so we'll see where I end up! I might just stay at K. Who knows.
  • zekemzekem Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    I hope you don't mind me asking, but what specifically are the reasons you would like to transfer? I am about 90% sure that I am going to Carleton, but because of mostly financial reasons, there is a chance that I will go to my second choice, Kalamazoo. I've read some of your posts in the K boards. You seemed to really like it, so I'm just wondering what has changed your opinion.
  • magneticpoetmagneticpoet Registered User Posts: 347 Member
    Nothing really changed it per se, I just realized I wasn't as happy here socially as I could be... so now I'm looking to see if there's a better fit for me out there overall. That's basically the only issue. So if things don't work out with my transfer applications, I'm content staying here. But I want my college experience to be more than just ... content in certain areas. Does that make sense?

    I'm looking at a wide range of schools, and my top 3 choices are very competitive to transfer into. With Carleton, the only real difference is 300 extra students and a different "vibe." And that's what I feel like I'm missing here, so I figured I'd give it a shot. :)
  • mflevitymflevity Registered User Posts: 1,201 Senior Member
    Your stats and everything were obviously fine the first time around since you got on the waitlist, but your Disney internship sounds like it will be a REALLY cool experience, and I think it might give you an edge if you decide to try to transfer. Keep us posted--I think it's safe to say that everybody on the Carleton CC forum is rooting for you. :)
  • magneticpoetmagneticpoet Registered User Posts: 347 Member
    Thanks! That definitely boosts my spirits. :) I'm applying for Fall 2011 so it's going to be awhile til I hear but I'll definitely keep you all posted. I may end up just taking the year off to work with Disney, and transferring as a sophomore (wherever I go).
  • AloneAlone User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 846 Member
    Good luck, and a random fact -- disney's soundtrack was written by a Carleton alum.
  • involved mominvolved mom Registered User Posts: 122 Junior Member
    Alone,

    I'm curious - which Disney soundtrack?
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