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Transfer Chances/Advice?

jrmp123jrmp123 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
I'm currently a sophomore studying Mathematics in Rhode Island. I'm hoping to transfer to Northeastern for Fall '15 but I did not do well at all my Freshman year, primarily because I was trying to juggle school with battling depression and being 3000 miles away from school. I'm hoping to get a cumulative GPA of 3.2 by the end of this school year. I'm heavily involved with my school and have some leadership positions. I also have some internship experience.

Does anyone have any insight on transferring into Northeastern's College of Science and how competitive it is and anything in particular that could give me an advantage over all?

Replies to: Transfer Chances/Advice?

  • theodora96theodora96 Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    Check Northeastern's website about transferring in. They look for a 3.3 and above, with a lot of extracurriculars and that "it" factor, so to speak. If you have a stellar essay you may be able to cancel out the low GPA, but you might have to wait to apply until spring semester of the next year, so you can bolster up your GPA during the fall semester of '15.

    Northeastern is somewhat pretentious in its admissions, but an amazing school that only searches out the best. I'm also applying for Fall '15, as I got waitlisted the first time around and still feel like it's the school for me. I'll give you the same advice I give myself: take responsibility for your grades; explain the situation that warranted them, and, most importantly, stress how much you have grown from the experience and how you will apply it at NU to become a better student. I think you have a chance, as long as your essay is killer, because colleges love persistence and growth. I'm in the same boat as you are, but I'm a freshman and have to explain away my high school grades, as I was battling severe, severe depression during my senior year that came off as senioritis.

    I hope to see updates from you this spring about how you got in. Best of luck. Sorry I rambled a bit, but I hope I helped at least a little.
  • jrmp123jrmp123 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    This post was incredibly helpful and insightful. Thanks for the feedback!
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