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UNC Transfer Fall 2020

I made this thread because there doesn't seem to be one for this year.
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  • chinamenchinamen 11 replies1 threads New Member
    edited November 2019
    Hey guys, I'm attending an NC community college looking to transfer into Computer Science as a junior for fall 2020. Here are my stats/ECs as of fall 2019 semester:

    Stats:
    White male, middle class family - applying for financial aid
    High school GPA: 3.5 unweighted, no APs
    College GPA: 3.75
    SAT: 1320 (May or may not send, undecided)
    Will transfer in with an Associate in Science degree completed
    Gap year after high school in which I worked full time to save tuition money

    ECs:
    In high school:
    SeaPerch team captain for 2 yrs (underwater robotics competitions)
    CyberPatriot team captain for 3yrs (cybersecurity competitions)
    4 years of NJROTC (tons of community service)

    In college:
    Vice President of Student Government
    Will be employed as a physics tutor for spring 2020 semester
    Lots of volunteer work with local veterans organization
    Started a summer STEM program teaching middle schoolers how to build underwater robots
    Employed over the summer as a student ambassador for my college (helped with admissions, campus tours, that kind of thing)
    Have been running an oldies radio station for the past couple years

    Applying to:
    North Carolina State University (College of Engineering)
    UNC-Chapel Hill
    UNC-Wilmington
    Northeastern University
    Ohio State University
    College of William and Mary

    Looking forward to being a part of this admissions cycle with you guys, fingers crossed!
    edited November 2019
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  • nontradhopefulnontradhopeful 40 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Job/Work Experience: 20 years Administrative / Payroll, QA etc.,

    GPA: 3.75 overall, 3.62 UC (not sure how UNC calculates)

    AA Degree: Political Science & Psychology

    Volunteer/Community service: meals on wheels, local church, provide food and hygiene kits to homeless, foster fur babies - all inconsistent with working full-time.

    URM, non traditional, first generation

    State: CA

    Applying to what schools? Duke, UNC Chapel Hill, Stanford, UCD (TAG Approved), UCB, UCSC, UCSD, SJSU and SFSU

    Good luck everyone! :)
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  • khoinguyen2000khoinguyen2000 6 replies3 threads New Member
    edited December 2019
    I'll put down my stats

    out of state Northern Virginia Asian Guy
    Freshman at Virginia Tech
    College GPA: should be something like a 3.8-4.0
    Taking 15 credits this semester and 16 next semester. Should have ~30 AP Credits.
    High School GPA: ~3.4 unweighted, ~4.0 weighted (worried about this)
    SAT score: 1510

    College ECs
    CS internship
    International Relations Org. (student research club)
    PPE Club
    PPE Book Reading Club
    Econ Club
    Medical Volunteering

    High School ECs
    Medical Volunteering
    Foreign medical volunteering
    CS internship

    I should get some fairly strong recommendation letters from a professor and my internship employer.

    Applying to W&M, UVA, and UNC
    edited December 2019
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  • allmightychemistallmightychemist 22 replies0 threads Junior Member
    edited December 2019
    Hey guys!
    This is my third time (and last time) applying...
    My freshman year I was coming as an international / out of state student so my chances were slim as hell... was declined admission
    My sophomore year (last year) I applied and was waitlisted then declined admission because seats filled up...
    This time applying as a junior and in-state student
    I will have 62 credits including the Spring 2020 semester.
    I am happy with my current university but of course would be happier if I get accepted in UNC.
    Current school: UNC Charlotte
    Major: Chemistry with a minor in criminal justice (may change major to biochemistry later on, still looking at my options...)
    Intended future career: Forensic scientist (chemist or toxicologist to be specific)
    College GPAs: 3.769, 3.812, 3.375 (took a heavy load my last semester and couldn't handle it as well as I thought I could have :neutral: )
    Average GPA: 3.652
    High school WGPA: 4.25 UWGPA: 3.96
    ACT / SAT : Does not matter as I am applying as a junior (was reported as a 20 in my past 2 submissions, it is what I believe was the reason I wasn't being able to get in).
    Only child
    Diversity: American of Syrian and Turkish origins. Born and raised in Saudi Arabia with a bunch of diverse people. I am also a Muslim who wears a scarf.
    Essays:
    1) About me being a third culture child and raised with many diverse people and how it impacted my experiences and how I interact with people.
    2)Volunteer group that I made. I am of Syrian origins so every time I go there I made a group which gather and collect clothes for donations during the war. This helped a lot of people and also influenced a friend of mine to create a volunteer group to create food for the ones in need.
    edited December 2019
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  • unchopeful1999unchopeful1999 5 replies1 threads New Member
    This is my third time applying, but I have done a lot to improve my stats over the last year in hopes of getting in.


    In state white male, that has attended a in state community college, as well as UNC Charlotte.

    College GPA: 3.8 at UNCC and 4.0 at community college

    Should have about 60 credits transferring

    High School GPA: ~3.85 unweighted, ~4.5 weighted

    Act score- 28( had applied the last two times with a 25 so this is a big jump)

    I have a lot of EC’s(just like everybody else), essays should be really good as I am making sure to have numerous successful English majors read over them. Recommendations should also be strong point.

    Good luck everyone, I know how much getting into UNC means. Hurry up April.
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  • chinamenchinamen 11 replies1 threads New Member
    Update to my stats: Finished last semester with a 3.93 GPA, bringing my cumulative to a 3.81 at the time of application.
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  • Confused2023Confused2023 6 replies1 threads New Member
    Male, In-state
    ACT: 35
    Bio SAT: 800
    World History SAT: 800
    Chem SAT: 770
    HS: unweighted GPA +/- 3.25, weighted? 3.9?
    Two APs (school doesn't offer than many)
    Very, very competitive OOS HS
    21 credits since HS graduation, 4 from UNC summer school and 17 at community college with 3.9 GPA (one A- in a 1.0 credit lab, everything else A)

    2 varsity sports, boy scouts (life scout, not eagle), drama club (roles in two plays). No significant activities since HS graduation, but it's only been six months. Currently working a p/t job.

    Took the World History SAT test on a whim just to get another high score, but grades were probably the issue first time around. Can't do anything about the grades except continue to get A's.


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  • SatanFlower69SatanFlower69 30 replies1 threads Junior Member
    GPA: 3.8
    ACT: 28 / E: 32, R: 31, S: 30, M: 20
    OOS Transfer
    Female / 26 years old
    Major: Public Policy
    Essays: 7 - 9 on a scale of 10 - talked about personal experience with the growing housing crisis in CA, briefly touched on being raised by cocaine addicts, how job experiences led me to realize education is the key to a more ideal career path, emphasized desire to assist underserved populations.

    Submitted today, so relieved to almost be done with applications.
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  • california203california203 13 replies3 threads New Member
    edited February 5
    I'm a junior transfer from CA CC
    HS GPA: 2.4 lol
    College GPA: currently 3.71, 73 credits by end of Spring 2020
    Male
    Major: Econ

    ECs:
    Gap year after high school
    - 200+ hours volunteering across 5 countries
    - Travel Internship abroad
    - Travel Internship at home

    In college:
    - Honor Society/Honor Roll
    - President Model UN
    - Board member UN Association

    UNC is a reach!! Not expecting to get in. Good luck!



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  • SatanFlower69SatanFlower69 30 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @california203 Also a CCC transfer and not expecting to get in but slightly hopeful. High school GPA was 2.3 (yikes) so you're not alone. :smile: Good luck!
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  • Starfoxx87Starfoxx87 1 replies0 threads New Member
    Can someone chance me? I plan on applying to UNC this fall as well.

    I am a 22-Year-old Caucasian Male Transferring from an NC Community college with an associates in science.

    My current GPA is at a 3.52 hoping to get it above a 3.6 after this semester

    Extracurriculars: Phi Theta Kappa (Current Chapter President. VP last year) NSLS and SGA.
    Awards: Deans List Fall 2019

    I plan on sending in 3 recommendations.

    My Applied Major is Exercise Science Pre-Occupational Therapy

    My High School Stats (2011-2015) were pretty bad: Weighted: 2.44 Unweighted: 2.38 and no honors or APs

    Extra Curriculars: Marching Band, Cross Country, Track & Field, and HOSA.

    I currently work about 30-40 hours per week and regularly volunteer at my church.

    My Current Transfer Acceptances are as follows: Baylor, Appalachian State, Gardner-Webb, Campbell
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  • mkmk29mkmk29 2 replies0 threads New Member
    @Starfoxx87 If I were you I would not send in my high school transcript if they do not make you and while your GPA is kinda low you're not applying to one of the more competitive majors and you're an in state student so I think the odds are more in your favor than against. Just so you know 40% of UNC's transfer acceptances are from NC community colleges so don't give up.
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  • california203california203 13 replies3 threads New Member
    edited February 8
    @SatanFlower69 from what I've heard it's not nearly as competitive for OOS transfer as OOS freshman and UNC likes to get a diverse transfer class, so that's good for us!
    edited February 8
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  • HeavenGuard1HeavenGuard1 1 replies0 threads New Member
    edited February 11
    Can anyone chance me?

    I am an international student from Asia, applying as a sophomore transfer applicant

    Current institution: Top 30 LAC in the midwest
    SAT:1430
    Toefl:107
    College GPA: 3.58(being placed on the dean's list)

    High school GPA: 3.51 / 4.3(a highly competitive school overseas, got a lot of Bs on transcript)

    tons of ECs in high school and college

    The LOR is from my History professor. Though I got a B on the course, he promised that he would write a great LOR for me(not merely a B, as he said)

    I am so nervous and I think my high school performance might hurt me, and my college GPA is below 3.7, the average GPA of students they accepted last year, but UNC is my dream school. I will apply it anyway.
    edited February 11
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  • mraustinatworkmraustinatwork 3 replies0 threads New Member
    Can someone give me an idea of what my chances are?

    Junior Transfer student from a NC Community college.
    GPA: 3.79
    70+ credits and will have AS degree
    Major: Computer Science

    EC:
    Dean’s list entire time, PTK honor society, and I have been serving in the US military reserves for the past 4 years (partially during high school). Worked part time jobs during high school in retail/fast food.

    I know I don’t have many extracurriculars but any feedback would be much appreciated!
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  • Mcunn226Mcunn226 252 replies9 threads Junior Member
    @mkmk29 and @Starfoxx87: You have to send in all transcripts from high school and any other higher learning you've completed.

    I went to high school 20 years ago, had similar stats. Submitted and got in to UNC as a transfer with a 3.92 GPA last year.

    @mraustinatwork You've got a good shot - but you can only transfer 60 credits from a 2 year school. But since it's an NCCC it'll wipe out your Gen Eds.
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  • unchopeful24unchopeful24 2 replies0 threads New Member
    Hey! Does anyone mind chancing me?

    I applied to UNC last year but was rejected
    I'm a Freshman at App State right now
    White female

    ACT: 30
    SAT: 1320
    GPA in HS: 3.7 unweighted 4.3 weighted
    Completed the IB program and got the IB diploma in HS

    GPA in college: 4.0
    In the Honors college at App
    Applied sociology major

    EC in HS:
    President of GSA
    VP of French club
    Studied abroad during the summer before my senior year
    Volunteer dance teacher to special needs kids
    7 years of competitive dance
    Coordinated a fundraiser for local org
    Presidential service award x2

    EC in college:
    Member of 2 clubs
    Chancellor's list
    (Not much but I am currently applying for an internship this summer and trying to get a research position for my major)

    My recs should be pretty strong, they'll be from the coordinator of the IB program from HS and from my professor/advising coordinator from the honors college.

    Everyone seems so amazing! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for all of you, you've got this! Good luck!!
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  • colconmarcolconmar 2 replies0 threads New Member
    Chance me?

    I applied last year as a freshman but was waitlisted and ultimately denied. I am applying as a sophomore transfer now.

    White female, In-state, Chatham County

    High School:
    UW GPA: 3.84
    6 AP courses and 5 dual enrollment CC courses
    Member of several honor societies, leader of 2 clubs, lots of volunteering
    Worked 15 hours per week at a restaurant for half of high school

    SAT: 1430

    College:
    NC State University
    GPA: 4.0
    15 credits last semester and 12 this semester (though, I did get a job and am in an honors course that is 0 credits) + I am taking summer classes
    Will have 59 credits by Fall 2020
    University Honors Program, pre-health student, dean's list, living in the WISE Village, member of a couple of other clubs
    Work as a stockroom assistant for organic chemistry labs

    I plan to major in neuroscience at UNC and I'm really not sure if that's a competitive program or not.

    Essays: Both well-written, revised by several different faculty members at NCSU, a couple of friends, and another professional

    Getting into UNC means the world to me.

    Good luck everyone.
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