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Northwestern Fall Transfer 2020

cusnewcusnew 70 replies9 threads Junior Member
Starting this thread! Is anyone planning to apply? I'm really nervous.
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  • transferr2020transferr2020 55 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Applying for fall 2020 as junior transfer 🙌🏼
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  • carsf27carsf27 13 replies0 threads New Member
    Considering it. Vanderbilt freshman here, was rejected when I applied Regular Decision last year but absolutely love the school. What schools are y'all from?
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  • samkim1012samkim1012 7 replies0 threads New Member
  • samkim1012samkim1012 7 replies0 threads New Member
    Lemme get the stats rolling

    School: Georgia State University Honors College (Freshman)
    GPA: 4.21 (7 A+, 1 A, 1 A-) on a 4.00 scale, its a 3.97
    - I took 4 classes during the summer and 5 during the fall
    ACT: 34
    Major: Economics and Math

    Highschool Stats:
    GPA: 3.59 (I goofed the whole 4 years)

    Essays:
    Why northwestern?
    - Talked about MMSS program and the colorful rocks on campus. Trust me, it makes sense in the actual essay lol
    Personal Statement
    - Talked about a challenge I overcame. This one I would rather keep private but I think it may be one of the best essays I have ever written.

    College EC:
    - Undergraduate Research Assistant
    - Peer Mentor for a 3000 level econ class
    - Executive board member for economics club
    - Official title is "Community Engagement Chair"
    - Voting Member of Student Government Finance Committee
    - Member of Student Planning Committee for school's flagship research conference
    - Founder and co-president of card game club

    Highschool EC:
    - Co-president of cyber security club
    - reached national semifinals of a cyber security competition
    - Secretary of Computer Science Club
    - Presidential volunteer service medal
    - 300+ hours at a school for children with autism or downs syndrome

    LoR:
    - 1 stellar letter from my econ professor and 1 good letter from my calculus 3 professor.

    Race:
    - Asian Male


    Good luck everyone! Cyall at Northwestern hopefully
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  • jackhammer66jackhammer66 2 replies0 threads New Member
    edited December 2019
    I have a question about Northwestern's personal statement. It seems the same as the one in freshman application. The first prompt is "Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story". Can I use this prompt to state why I want to transfer out of my current institutions like other typical transfer essay?
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  • outspokenchameleonoutspokenchameleon 1 replies0 threads New Member
    edited December 2019
    I’m applying, but I genuinely don’t think I’ll get in. I go to a pretty average state school (journalism program is on par with NU’s, though.) Applying as a political science major + journalism (my current major). Fantastic ECs as a first semester college freshman (won best delegation at a MUN conference with over 150 schools!)
    I’m pretty proud of my Why NU essay, and I think my personal statement is, well, personal and pretty well written. I’m also fairly certain I can get a good rec letter or two from college professors (one is an NU alum, sponsor of my MUN team, and my political science professor)
    I have a few good hooks (URM, income under $30K, first gen, pell Grant recipient). 30 ACT, really low. Meh college GPA, not so hot high school GPA. I think I’ll get rejected, but hey, it’s worth a shot.
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  • sergioksergiok 404 replies47 threads Member
    edited December 2019
    Hello everyone.

    Is anyone here applying to Medill?
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  • cusnewcusnew 70 replies9 threads Junior Member
    Do you guys want to start a group chat or a discord server?
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  • AzKeshAzKesh 16 replies1 threads Junior Member
    hello! i got in as a transfer last year. Let me know if you guys have any questions!
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  • iloveorangeiloveorange 4 replies0 threads New Member
    Just submitted my application to Medill!
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  • jackhammer66jackhammer66 2 replies0 threads New Member
    What was the prompt of your northwestern personal statement last year? It seems this year's is the same as the one in my previous freshman application. Can I use the prompt to state why I want to transfer out of my current institutions like other typical transfer essay?
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  • kcasssuukcasssuu 409 replies13 threads Member
    Do they accept junior transfers?
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  • FlyerDadFlyerDad 52 replies4 threads Junior Member
    AzKesh wrote: »
    hello! i got in as a transfer last year. Let me know if you guys have any questions!
    How has your experience been as a transfer? Has it been difficult to make friends/join clubs/fraternities? How does it compare to your previous school (if you don't mind comparing)? Thanks very much.

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  • cusnewcusnew 70 replies9 threads Junior Member
    @AzKesh Hi I definitely have some questions
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  • herewegoooherewegooo 2 replies0 threads New Member
    Just confirming, the personal statement should be a normal one for NW (the same kind as for seniors in high school), not a transfer essay like other schools, right?
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  • please123ok123please123ok123 7 replies0 threads New Member
    @carsf27 Hey r u me? I'm from Vandy too! What did you do about your transcript? I requested a send thru YES and it still hasn't been received by the schools I'm applying to :(
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  • CHVRCHESCHVRCHES 24 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @herewegooo I submitted my usual transfer essay, so I hope that doesn't work against me. I thought it was pretty strong and even if I'd written another essay, it would've still been about an event I mentioned in my transfer one, so...eek.
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  • westvillageloverwestvillagelover 15 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Hi all, I applied as a sophomore transfer from Notre Dame for communication studies. I'm currently majoring in English/Economics at ND. And for the people above talking about the PS, I uploaded a PDF that had my normal transfer statement and also my common app essay from last year (both around 650 words).

    I also applied to Columbia, NYU, and Barnard. Good luck!
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  • CHVRCHESCHVRCHES 24 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @westvillagelover I applied to Barnard and plan on submitting an app for NYU too (CS major though)!! I only applied to a local public college as an incoming freshman, so I didn't even have an old common app essay... but I did attach a gap year explanation and a random writing supplement that I thought was fun, so hopefully those showcase more of my personality.

    I'm so scared to see my NU decision ahh but I read in a previous thread that they accepted more transfers than usual last year? If that's true, hopefully the trend continues this year!!
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  • mexboymexboy 5 replies0 threads New Member
    My transcripts arrived at Northwestern on March 16th. They are still not marked as received. Does anybody else have this issue too?
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