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Spring 2013 Transfer Thread

aigiqinfaigiqinf Registered User Posts: 4,032 Senior Member
edited January 2013 in Cornell University
I know this isn't a large group, but is anyone else applying for Spring 2013 transfer admission? I'm applying to the College Human Ecology for Policy Analysis & Management.
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Replies to: Spring 2013 Transfer Thread

  • d4wnzzd4wnzz Registered User Posts: 181 Junior Member
    Im thinking of applying to CAS Economics but i know its highly competitive! having 2nd thoughts :(
  • aigiqinfaigiqinf Registered User Posts: 4,032 Senior Member
    I really don't know how competitive CHE is because I don't know how many of the admitted transfer students are guaranteed transfers.
  • kadotabkadotab Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    Do you know what the differences between CAS Economics and CALS Applied Economics and Management are? Im thinking about transferring there too! I'm just not really sure which one I will apply to.
  • tungtiedtungtied Registered User Posts: 136 Junior Member
    Applied Economics and Management is akin to a business degree. CAS Economics is an economics degree. I will be applying for Spring 2013 transfer to the School of ILR. Anyone want to start posting stats?
  • aigiqinfaigiqinf Registered User Posts: 4,032 Senior Member
    Applying from: Emory University (Oxford College)
    Applying to: College of Human Ecology
    Major: Policy Analysis & Management
    Prerequisites Satisfied: Yes
    SAT: 2120 (800 CR, 640 M, 680 W)
    GPA: 3.45
    ECs: Various Paid Policy/Research Positions and Political Appointments; Significant Fellowship for Graduate Study in Public Policy

    I'm concerned about my GPA and my math SAT score. And I actually have no idea what my HS GPA/Rank was because I never received a final transcript, but it wasn't amazing.

    Human Ecology also asks "Please tell us how you approached a challenging circumstance and what resources you employed to deal with that issue." I have a learning disability and lots of life issues, but I don't know that I really want to talk about them. =/
  • tungtiedtungtied Registered User Posts: 136 Junior Member
    Applying from: UC San Diego
    Applying to: School of Industrial and Labor Relations
    Major: ILR
    Prerequisites Satisfied: Yes
    ACT: 34. Not required for transfer admission but sending anyways.
    GPA: 3.95
    EC's: Internship at private equity advisory firm, Vice President of a finance and consulting career club, VP of an International Affairs journal, Officer of Undergraduate Investment Society, Analyst at Student Foundation Investment Committee, Business Council Member, TA for Financial Accounting class.

    Right now I'm worried about my college official report and letters of recommendation. I asked for them before I left for summer break, and they agreed to write them. But, school doesn't start for us until late September, so I hope they turn them in on time. I'm also worried about turning in my midterm grade report early enough for them to review it. Our first midterms won't be administered until late october/early november.
  • latorontalatoronta Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    CHE doesn't look at sat or act. If you aren't confident in your scores then don't send it.
  • Chris1992Chris1992 Registered User Posts: 186 Junior Member
    Applying from: University of Florida
    Applying to: School of Industrial and Labor Relations- 2nd semester sophomore
    Major: ILR
    Prerequisites Satisfied: Yes (i believe so)
    GPA: 3.84 after freshman year
    EC's: Paid summer Internship in Chartering and trading departments at International Fertilizer distribution company in Zurich, Switzerland. Director of Law Schools Admissions committee for my pre-law fraternity. Part of winning attorney team for competitive mock trial charity tournament. Delta Chi fraternity (founded at Cornell, but doesn't mean much. debating excluding that fact since it isn't academic). Part of Student finance club. Intramural soccer.

    LoRs: Solid recommendation from microeconomics and Intro to IR professors
  • aigiqinfaigiqinf Registered User Posts: 4,032 Senior Member
    Watching as the application requirements slowly get checked off online.
  • thefuture101thefuture101 Registered User Posts: 74 Junior Member
    I sent all the forms in by mail which they received last Thursday the 27th.
    Still on my app status there is an x.

    I realize it takes time to process but will they count it even though I won't get a check until after the deadline?

    Also I sent my financial aid forms in which arrived Friday but no one was there to sign for it so they left a notice at the door. Will they get it redelivered? And will it count even though it will be collected on/after the deadline?
  • aigiqinfaigiqinf Registered User Posts: 4,032 Senior Member
    I have a check beside everything except my final high school transcript and the midterm report. It's been funny though--they said they received the common application more than a week before they received the common application supplement and application fee.

    The note says that if you're missing material that they'll send you an e-mail mid-October and give you an opportunity to submit it.
  • tungtiedtungtied Registered User Posts: 136 Junior Member

    The same thing occurred with my supplement and common application as well. I think it has to do with the way they process your application. I called this week (before they had checked it off), and they said to wait till mid-October to start worrying about missing documents.

    Luckily, I just got everything checked off except the midterm report, so I'm pretty happy that I no longer need to worry.

    Thefuture101, the application checklist takes an obscenely long time to update. Even with the relatively few number of spring transfers, it still took two weeks to completely fill mine in. To provide some color, I sent all of my material in on 9/14, and my first letter of rec was sent before this date. They just checked off my instructor evaluation box yesterday, completing all my requirements except the midterm report. Long story short, do not stress. If you mailed it in, it is now out of your control. You will do more harm to yourself than good by running yourself through paces about an application. If you sent it before the deadline, then you've done all they ask.
  • thefuture101thefuture101 Registered User Posts: 74 Junior Member
    That's good to know.

    But what about the financial aid dilemma? Are they going to ask for it to be redelivered?
  • tungtiedtungtied Registered User Posts: 136 Junior Member
    USPS typically attempts to redeliver packages a few times (used to ship things with confirmations when I was an airsoft gun tech), so if they didn't get it this time, chances are good they'll get it tomorrow. Plus, as long as it's postmarked before the deadline, then you have turned it in on time. If I were you, I would make a call to the financial aid office to ask them if they will receive it late.
  • thefuture101thefuture101 Registered User Posts: 74 Junior Member
    Thanks Tung, I will definitely call tomorrow.
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