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Cornell Fall 2017 Transfer

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  • TilltheendTilltheend 32 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Please note that currently the biomedical engineering major will not entertain transfer applications from students enrolled at other colleges and universities.
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  • ILRie18ILRie18 47 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited March 2017
    Hey @Mastodon97 ! Also applying to ILR here. Mind posting your stats?
    edited March 2017
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  • Med509Med509 71 replies4 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Hi everyone!

    I applied for the Environmental Engineering Program
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  • MysteriousDudeMysteriousDude 103 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @ViolaCesario12 , as a Cornell student you might have some more insight on this, but I was wondering what the actual transfer acceptance rate is. I read that transfer admissions, according to some websites (including Cornell's), claim that the overall transfer acceptance lays around 20%. However, due to guaranteed admissions there is an inflation in this, making it a misrepresentation toward first-time applicants like me. Anyone else, feel free to answer this. It'd be nice to know. Good luck you all!
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  • CornellAEMpleaseCornellAEMplease 112 replies18 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited March 2017
    @spemmar1 Mr Smart guy....that's the freshman profile.
    Take a look here at Agriculture school :)
    LINK REMOVED PM FOR IT.
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  • CornellAEMpleaseCornellAEMplease 112 replies18 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited March 2017
    @johnpfc3 Really you talked to admissions and they said Dyson was the hardest?
    I was told for transfers it's the easiest....people I know there said it's super easy......hmmm...mr smart guy...
    let's share some stats?
    LINK REMOVED PM FOR IT.

    Oh like 50% for agriculture and life sci? Oh what's your defense that it's the other majors? OH but like the other majors have like a 100% and AEM has like 10%? Sounds about right.
    Talk to some kids who actually go to Cornell.
    They will tell you.

    Been to wallstreetoasis? All the kids apply dyson there too cause they educated themselves.
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  • spemmar1spemmar1 48 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Look, CornellAEMplease, good luck to you. You seem very confident that your transfer chances into AEM are better than 20%. I need to caution you, however, that the bulk of external transfers into AEM are GTs. Roughly 50 GTs are admitted Sophomore year. If you eliminate GTs from the transfer rate into Dyson the percentage of acceptance is far lower than the numbers you are quoting. Remember, this is the hardest undergraduate business program to get into. The transfer rate isn't some magical backdoor that increases your chance of admission.

    For reference the below is from Dyson's website:

    External transfer admission to the Dyson School's Applied Economics and Management undergraduate major is highly competitive. Strong preference will be given to candidates who will be transferring in the fall of their sophomore year. Junior transfers are rarely admitted.

    Those who complete the strongly encouraged courses in addition to the required courses and who have at least a 3.5 GPA will be the most competitive applicants.
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  • johnpfc3johnpfc3 156 replies17 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @spemmar1 I agree that it is really difficult to get into AEM, much moreso than @CornellAEMplease says, but GTs are not included in the transfer statistics in Cornell's common data set. There is no mention of GTs in the document and admissions refers to transfers as those who applied, were accepted and enrolled. GTs techincally don't have to apply again hence "guaranteed admissions". That said, I would say the AEM acceptance rate is probably 7-13% as Cornell's overall acceptance rate is 19% for transfer, but AEM is the most competitive school.
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  • spemmar1spemmar1 48 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Actually that is not accurate. GTs are not considered Guaranteed admissions. They are considered Transfer Option or conditional transfers, and they are included in Cornell's transfer statistics.
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  • johnpfc3johnpfc3 156 replies17 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @spemmar1 Even if that is the case, I'm pretty sure there are next to no GT's for AEM. The vast majority of GTs are offered to HumanEco, CALS and CAS...
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  • spemmar1spemmar1 48 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Actually that's not at all the case. AEM has such small class sizes per year - sub 225 students. Typically Freshman year there are 25-50 Transfer Options handed out to AEM students. Most of the transfers you see sophomore year in AEM are TOs. Again, the overall class size remains very small, and the overall transfer rate from external students into AEM is sub 10%.
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  • nyridernyrider 47 replies6 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Hey all, since I decided to transfer this year, I did not complete all the requirements for the major in Cornell that I am applying for. Will I even be considered?
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  • CornellAEMpleaseCornellAEMplease 112 replies18 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @spemmar1 That is incorrect. It does not include conditional transfers.
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  • spemmar1spemmar1 48 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Yes, it does. Conditional transfers are statistically counted as part of the transfer acceptance pool. They are also invited to all transfer events during the following fall incoming orientation event schedule.
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  • rik123rik123 107 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Hey guys.... applying to Cornell CAS .... I am a Rutgers Honors student and visiting undergraduate at Columbia ( took classes in Columbia in the summer and again this spring 2017).... Lets see what happens....Good luck to everyone
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  • sleighride4lifesleighride4life 5 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    *Please note that currently the biomedical engineering major will not entertain
    transfer applications from students enrolled at other colleges and universities."
    I'm a bit confused with this statement. Does that mean Cornell is not seeking for any BME transfer applications?
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  • MysteriousDudeMysteriousDude 103 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @sleighride4life seems like it. Unless you're already a Cornell student and want to go for an internal transfer.
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  • VctoryVctory 1151 replies39 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @sleighride4life If BME says they don't accept transfers, then don't apply to BME. If you want BME, make a very strong case for a different (but related) major in CoE, apply, and hope for the best.

    Keep in mind that CoE historically accepts only 1-2 transfers each year.

    Re: AEM and GT's: there are a huge amount of AEM/CALS GT's. GT's are INCLUDED in the external transfer statistic. The acceptance rate for Cornell transfers is artificially boosted by the GT program. It's still very competitive for non-GT's.

    The reason Cornell has a GT program is to accept first year's they were on the fence about and would have accepted but for the class size filling up too quickly. They didn't have housing for them as freshman, but wanted them as Cornellians, so they offered them a spot knowing some freshmen would fail out/drop out/get off-campus housing by the next year.



    I'm a non-GT ILR transfer who started Spring 2016, went to UMD from Fall 2014-Fall 2015; it's my third semester at Cornell. As someone who loved their old college, transferring was still the best decision I'd made in my life.

    Biggest piece of advice: make sure you display your fit with the college. ESPECIALLY FOR ILR. It's helpful for potential ILRies to visit and meet Ian/be exposed to the inner workings of the program.

    Happy to answer any Q's, especially since apps are due soon.
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  • TilltheendTilltheend 32 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @Vctory , 1-2 transfers each year? I think CoE admits more than that
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  • InfoSciInfoSci 52 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Hey everyone, just submitted my app. I figured I'd post stats/chance me here, that seems like what people like to do here.
    I'm applying to the CALS information science program as a sophomore.

    College GPA: 4.0 (Top 100 state school, Computer Science/Engineering)
    HS GPA: UW: 91 W: 104 (rank kinda bad though)
    SAT: M: 690 CR: 680 W:680 (pretty crappy, but CALS doesn't consider SATs according to an email from them)
    Academic evaluations: Math Prof (11/10) History Prof. (8-9/10) CS Prof(8-9/10)
    Other letters of Rec: HS Tech teacher (10/10) HS/College English Teacher(10/10) Possible letter from a Cornell alum, donor and recruiter, not sure about that one yet...

    ECs/Awards:
    Creator and president of my High School's computer club
    Won my university Hackathon's "Best Freshman hack"
    Captian of HS quiz bowl team, won regional competition, competed nationally
    Won tri-county writing competition in 11th and 12th grade.
    3 years of varsity soccer
    Misc. volunteering
    Some other stuff not worth mentioning here.

    Essays: Pretty good I think. I wrote about creating my schools computer club, and felt I demonstrated my fit for info sci pretty well.

    Good luck to everyone else!
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