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Northeastern University Transfer Fall 2019

ssw1999ssw1999 0 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
Hi, I decided to start this thread because I couldn't find anything on this. I'm a sophomore here at the University at Albany (SUNY) and I'm pretty much set on transferring. Northeastern is pretty much my #1 choice, basically I'd sell my soul and organs to get into there, and just want to see what I could do to show admissions how passionate I am about the school.

I intend to major in Computer Science/Interactive Media, but I've heard that's pretty hard to get into. Would it be wiser if I apply for the Media Arts major, and then later switch my major if I get in?

Personally, Northeastern was my #1 choice back in high school, but they rejected me so I just settled for a state school not too far from home. My gpa was around a 90% average, with a 1210 SAT score. I also participated in extracurriculars such as varsity sports, Girls Who Code, and a public broadcasting TV station at Lehman College. In my college essay, I spoke about a social networking site I built and ran for a few years in middle school.

Two years into my undergrad, my stats are: 3.52 GPA, I run NCAA D1 Track & Field, and am currently balancing between a teaching assistant position and a marketing internship at a start-up based at my school.

Sorry if the wording for this seemed off, it's 2am and I'm kind of sleepy. Anyways, I'd like to see who else is applying and why you guys chose Northeastern.
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  • 90smix90smix 464 replies7 threadsRegistered User Member
    Yay finally an NEU thread!! Northeastern is my #1 choice too, I really REALLY hope we get in! :D You have a great application and stats.

    Personally I am not sure which major you should pick! There is no guarantee that you will be eligible to switch majors when you get in (like transferring into computer science at UC Berkeley for example is 6%), you can always email admissions they are super helpful and nice! :)

    My stats:
    California community college student (sophomore, transferring as a junior)
    Major: Communication & Media and Screen Studies
    GPA: 3.87
    Extracurriculars: YouTube and freelance writing/editing
    Job/Work Experience: part-time teacher
    Volunteer/Community service: 5 years for hospice care, 2 years for food banks, 3 years tutoring, 1 year teacher's assist
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  • wannabenurse2019wannabenurse2019 6 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Yessss I've been waiting for someone to start this thread!! Northeastern is my #1 choice too! I'm really nervous that I won't get in. If not I'm still a freshman so I'm ok with staying at my community college for another year and will probably apply again next year if I don't hear back! Hoping to God we all get in though :)>-!

    I'm choosing Northeastern because I've heard AMAZING things about their nursing program. I would literally do ANYTHING to get into Northeastern. The Co-op opportunities are amazing and I think thats what makes Northeastern my #1 choice. Also Boston is great city so you'll never be bored, trust me. I've also visited Northeastern 3 times and the people seem really friendly!

    My Stats:
    Massachusetts Community College student (currently a freshman)
    Major: Nursing
    College GPA: 3.601
    Extracurriculars: 200 hours plus of volunteering at a hospital and BSU member
    Work Experience: Certified Lifeguard
    Highschool GPA: 3.71
    ACT: 27



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  • estabrookaestabrooka 31 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Hey guys, I’ve been working on my transfer apps for months and after visiting NEU last month I know for sure that it is my #1.



    My own stats:

    Stony Brook Universiry (second semester freshmen)
    Major: Enciromental Science and Public policy
    College GPA: 3.84
    SAT: 1320
    HS GPA: 3.0/4

    Extracurriculars: intern at sustainability company, two jobs, varsity soccer in highschool club in college, pathways for children volunteer, volunteer for presidential campaign, Vice President of debate club and environmental club in highschool and I’m a member of both in college, volunteer for a learn to ski program for kids ... a bunch of other stuff but I don’t know what to include in this.

    If anyone could chance me I would really appreciate it, I’m feeling quite nervous for admissions.
    Good luck to everyone!
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  • searchingforfilesearchingforfile 6 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Northeastern is my first choice too, good luck everyone!
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  • dogsrcooldogsrcool 46 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Hi everyone! I'm so scared/ excited to apply. I love Northeastern so much and the major is literally perfect for what I want to go into (UX Design) but I'm really afraid I won't get in... that or won't be able to afford it...

    But these are my stats:
    I'm a second semester Sophomore
    HS GPA: 3.65/4
    SAT: 1280 (which I'm not sure if I'll submit)
    Major: Computer Science and Design (which is a part of the Arts/Media School) I don't know how hard it is to get into...
    College GPA after 48 credits: 3.91
    Extracurriculars: Radio Club, Photography Club, Outdoors Club, Volunteer Peer Advisor, (I'm also a part time waitress) I had a lot more activities in high school but it's been 2 years since I graduated so I won't be including them

    I'm really nervous and I'm sure you all are too. Good luck, I wish everyone the best :)
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  • dogsrcooldogsrcool 46 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I've also been on the Dean's list all three semesters at the state school I attend^^^
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  • hillarydufflebaghillarydufflebag 167 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    CCC: SMC (community college)
    Major: Political Science
    GPA: 3.65
    Major Gpa: 4.00
    Degree: AA-T Political Science (Spring 2019), AA Liberal Arts
    EC: Law pathway program, Scholars Program, Phi Theta Kappa, Young Democratic Socialists of America
    Awards: Deans Honors List
    Applying: Syracuse, Fordham, Loyola Marymount (accepted), BU, George Washington
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  • SindriSindri 1 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    I am applying as International Transfer, though I know I do not stand a chance with what I am seeing in the forum.

    My stats:
    International Transfer Student, applying for Computer Science.

    - TOEFL: 92/120 - will retake this Sunday.
    - HS GPA: It was evaluated only my Senior Secondary Leaving Examinations. In my country we take 4 exams.
    - Literature - A
    - Math - B
    - Economy-Philosophy - A
    - English - A
    I do not know how to convert this to GPA, because the institution here in USA only evaluated these exams.

    - University of Tirana, Albania
    - University GPA: 2.63 (but dropped out many years ago)
    The reason that I have low GPA is that I started to work as Software Engineer during the time I started University (started University 2011 - Started working 2012). The reason why I dropped out I had to immigrate to USA around 3 years ago.

    - My CV: Been working a Software Engineer since 2012 in my country, Germany and different companies in USA. I have strong Personal and Professional Recommendation letters. Academic... l found a decent one from my former professors and it is decent. (So, around 6 years of experience)
    - Mentor and Judge in one High School competition here in USA.

    International Student are not required to take SAT or ACT.
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  • estabrookaestabrooka 31 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Has anyone received an email from Northeastern regarding their portal username and password? I submitted my application 7 days ago.
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  • 90smix90smix 464 replies7 threadsRegistered User Member
    @estabrooka I got one like 3-4 weeks after I applied
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  • 90smix90smix 464 replies7 threadsRegistered User Member
    My status says I have to send in my winter quarter grades after they're finalized next month. I have one W so I hope that doesn't mess things up lol
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  • kbot9929kbot9929 43 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Hi! I'm currently a freshman applying from the University of Pittsburgh. I would have completed 36 credits by the end of this year, and here are my stats:

    College GPA: 3.942
    SAT: 1300
    High School GPA: 91% or a 3.7
    I took 5 APs and almost every honors class in my school.
    Majors: Environment and/or Sociology
    Jobs: currently have 3 as a summer camp counselor, research assistant, and Jumpstart corps member (preschool teacher)
    Activities: many leadership positions, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, NHS, FBLA, Rotary Club, I'm a radio DJ, involved in many extracurriculars, and I edit the campus sociology journal, etc.

    I just applied, I and am really nervous! Could anyone tell me what my chances would be? Thank you so much.
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  • Pickled1234Pickled1234 12 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Hi! Could anyone please tell me the correct address to send my college transcript? Thanks!
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  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston 14699 replies983 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @kbot9929 Wrong college forum.
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  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston 14699 replies983 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
  • kbot9929kbot9929 43 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @TomSrOfBoston No, I am applying to Northeastern. I currently go to the University of Pittsburgh. I'm applying as a transfer student.
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  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston 14699 replies983 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited March 19
    @kbot9929 Oops! Sorry, I misread your post. If you have fewer than 24 credits they will look at your HS GPA and SAT scores but your Pitt GPA is good. Good chance of acceptance.
    edited March 19
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  • dh1230dh1230 19 replies7 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited March 19
    Hi Friends! Northeastern is also (shocker) my number 1 choice. I went to UMass Amherst for 3 semesters and made Deans List every semester. I was in their Legal Studies program and also in the Commonwealth Honors College. This semester I am living at home and attending classes at a local community college so I can care for my grandparents.

    My Stats:
    University: North Shore Community College (formerly UMass Amherst)
    Major: Criminal Justice
    College GPA: 3.807 (4.0 for the past two semesters)
    Extracurriculars: Work full time at a restaurant, copious amounts of political campaign experience, former Vice President of Political Advocacy Council
    Highschool GPA: 3.4
    New SAT: 1200
    Recommendations: Both of my recommendations should be extremely strong. One is from a professor I had for two semesters and the other is from the head of the honors program for my major.
    Other schools I'm applying to: BU, Tufts, UCLA, Brandeis
    edited March 19
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  • hillarydufflebaghillarydufflebag 167 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Anyone have any idea when we will start hearing back?
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  • estabrookaestabrooka 31 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    No idea, but we all seem to have similar stats which is leaving me worried.
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