Alrighty, here's my dilemma. I'm applying to NU ED, and I'm trying to determine if I should apply to McCormick or Medill. I realize those are two completely different colleges, so some might say that I should decide whether I'm more interested in engineering or journalism, but my current interest is high enough in both of them to where that wouldn't be a factor.
My main question is which school I'm more likely to be accepted to, and how difficult it is to transfer into each. I've heard it's quite difficult to transfer into Medill, but I'm not sure about McCormick. I would assume it's tough, considering it isn't easy to transfer into the school of engineering anywhere.
Some background info to help determine which school I have a better shot with:
32 on both my ACTs. However, I have 35 and 34 on my English tests and 33s on both my reading sections. Meanwhile I have 31s on my math portion and 30s on my science.
The main blemish I have in regard to the ACT an 8 on my writing section. Not that it's a horrible score, but I don't think it accurately represents my writing skills. I should be able to make up for that in the essays though.
As far as individual class grades go, I've only had one B in my English career. And that was first semester of freshman year. I've also done extremely well in all of my history courses (including an A+ in APUSH, and a 5 on the test), if that factors into the equation at all. On the other hand, I've only done marginally well in math courses, including 2-3 B's over the years.
Lastly, I have no journalism experience whatsoever. I don't know if this would count against me though, because my school doesn't have a newspaper nor does it offer any journalism courses. Yearbook would have been my only opportunity, but I never took it because it's poorly run and the teacher doesn't even show up half the time. I've heard nothing but bad things from those who have taken it in the past.
Sorry I wrote so much, I wasn't planning on making it this long.