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Cornell Fall 2019 Transfer Thread

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  • enviscimath11enviscimath11 61 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    @justroks I currently attend Stony Brook as well! The feedback you get about your background strongly depends on which Cornell school you applied for; what did you apply to?

    @oceansquare I'm a transfer option for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences!

    @Yunbw It's totally up to you when you want to submit the midterm report, but I would recommend you have it done a few days before April 15. I'm pretty sure you've already taken some midterms in all your courses, so I would ask all your professors to write down your current progress in their respective classes.
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  • YunbwYunbw 57 replies8 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 65 Junior Member
    @enviscimath11 I did few exams but no exams for official “midterm” yet, because my school started end of February, so everything is sorta delayed.
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  • wanjunhingwanjunhing 45 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 45 Junior Member
    any SHA applicants here?
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  • justroksjustroks 13 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 15 Junior Member
    @enviscimath11 that’s crazy! Such a small world. I applied to Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences
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  • enviscimath11enviscimath11 61 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    @Yunbw yeah then I would assume getting all the signatures the week before April 15 is your best bet since your semester started about a month ago. It's important you have it in by then no matter the progress of your classes.

    @justroks Ahaha yeah indeed. If you'd like, you could dm me and we could talk about it?
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  • hillarydufflebaghillarydufflebag 167 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 170 Junior Member
    edited March 24
    School: SMC (California Community College)
    Major: Political Science
    Credits: 62.5 completed
    College GPA: 3.7/4.0

    College extracurriculars: Phi Theta Kappa, Co-Chairman of the Young Democratic Socialist of America, Law pathway Program, Scholars Program

    Work: Campaign worker for renters rights and development around my community

    Recommendations: 8-9/10
    1 poli sci professor Phd from USC and Philosophy Professor Phd Cornell

    Hooks: First generation american

    applied: Tulane (accepted), Loyola Marymount (accepted), Fordham(accepted), Berkeley, Cornell, Wesleyan, Hamilton and Claremont Mckenna

    Good luck to everyone!
    edited March 24
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  • transferrrrrrcctransferrrrrrcc 179 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 182 Junior Member
    @hillarydufflebag we are super close, i go to VC. good luck, your stats are great!
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  • M4kosofsilenceM4kosofsilence 7 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Hey guys! I'm also applying for transfer to Cornell Fall 2019. I'm pretty relieved I found this thread so I can keep up with others in the same boat as me. I will say, I am definitely below average compared to the rest of you all, but there's no harm in reaching. I am applying to Dyson as a sophomore transfer.

    ::College Stats::

    Current Institution: Virginia Western Community College
    GPA: 4.0
    Classes Taken:
    -Dual Enrollment (Unlikely to transfer)-
    History of Western Civ I (3)
    General Biology I & II (4 & 4)
    English Composition I (3)
    American Government I & II (3 & 3)
    Total- 20 cr

    -Postsecondary-
    Orientation to Business and Professional Services (2)
    Introduction to Business (3)
    Precalculus (3)
    English Composition II (3)
    Principles of Accounting I (4)
    *Currently taking*
    Statistics I (3)
    Applied Calculus I (3)
    Principles of Accounting II (4)
    Survey of American Literature (3)
    Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    Total- 31 cr

    Extracurriculars/Work
    Job at KFC
    VITA certified tax preparation
    About 20 hours in total

    ::High School Stats::
    I graduated a year early, so that will likely hurt my chances and its part of the reason I didn't apply first year.
    GPA:
    4.4 weighted
    4.0 unweighted

    APs Taken:
    Biology (4)
    European History (3)
    Physics 1 (1), yes I know...

    SATs:
    Nov 2017- 1280
    Nov 2018- 1440

    Extracurriculars/work:
    Job at KFC
    A drug prevention club
    FCCLA
    A lot of community service but I haven't kept track of the hours.

    They have already told me that since one of my writing requirements was taken for high school credit, my application will be less competitive, so I'm not expecting much.

    Other Places I'm Applying: UVA, UNC-Chapel Hill, William & Mary, Old Dominion University (already accepted-probably won't attend), and U Miami

    If I have no luck with my other schools, I may just decide to finish my Associate's and transfer to James Madison University under the VCCS Guaranteed Admissions Agreement.

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  • IzzoOneIzzoOne 472 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 472 Member
    You could probably also apply to UVA and W&M through the VCCS guaranteed admission agreement. Have you looked at that?
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  • JordanBelfort1JordanBelfort1 68 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    Does anybody have access to Cornell portal? Not sure how Cornell does it, but I've received my accounts for all the other schools I've applied to.
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  • transferrrrrrcctransferrrrrrcc 179 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 182 Junior Member
    @JordanBelfort1 They should've sent you an email a few days after you applied on how to access your portal
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  • transferrrrrrcctransferrrrrrcc 179 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 182 Junior Member
    does anyone have experience with giving supplemental information to them? i did something and would like them to know. should i wait till they email us our application checklist or email admissions right now?
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  • victoriaaaaaavictoriaaaaaa 27 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 29 Junior Member
    My daughter has gone back and forth with the transfer idea but I believe she will go through with it if she gets in. The hard part will be leaving her friends (and breaking the news to them). She is doing really well at her current college and has a job lined up for next year on campus, has an apartment, is on a club team...all seems great. However, she feels that Cornell is a better fit for her. She has a TO to CAS but from what I have read it is not 100% guaranteed.

    I hope it works out for her-and for everyone on this thread hoping to get in. She is still trying to piece together her mid-term report but everything else has been submitted to admissions. When do the students find out if they are accepted? Do the TOs hear before the regular transfer applicants?
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  • TheWapTrapTheWapTrap 94 replies30 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 124 Junior Member
    I just submitted my transcript, the last piece to my application to ILR, wish me luck boys.
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  • jessicalajessicala 48 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 48 Junior Member
    I am applying for CAPS major this year, and I have a B in a Comm class (not the major I am transferring to this year) and a A- in a GE class. I know the midterm report is required, but if I don’t submit it, will that cause a problem?
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  • SnekfestSnekfest 127 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 127 Junior Member
    @TheWapTrap ayy, all lords of the dark and light praises be upon my dude the Wap Trap as he proceeds into the thiccccornell acceptances may he receive soon. Friends lets get an Amen.
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  • enviscimath11enviscimath11 61 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    @victoriaaaaaa I'm also a CALS TO like your daughter. I want to assure you that admissions as a TO is 100% guaranteed if one meets both academic and disciplinary guidelines. I've also been skeptical about it when I first got the offer and just accepted it, but I was told otherwise during the open house on July. As for decisions, they're released on a rolling basis, which means TO candidates will not hear their decisions ahead of regular transfers.
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  • enviscimath11enviscimath11 61 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    @jessicala I'm not sure whether you're a TO or a regular transfer applicant. Regardless, your midterm report is one of the most important components of your application in terms of quantitative record because it has your current progress of your classes. If you don't submit that, then Cornell won't be able to review your application. The absolute deadline for that to be submitted is April 15, so be sure to have it in by then or before.
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  • victoriaaaaaavictoriaaaaaa 27 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 29 Junior Member
    edited March 27
    @enviscimath11 Is the criteria for CAS different than CALS? I have heard that CALS has a guaranteed transfer option but CAS only has a "transfer option" with no guarantee.
    edited March 27
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  • enviscimath11enviscimath11 61 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    @victoriaaaaaa I'm not sure, the TO seems like it's guaranteed across the colleges that offer it (CALS, HumanEc, ILR, Dyson, and CAS). That's what I would assue, but don't quote me on it.
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