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Northwestern Transfer

kcnunnkcnunn 6 replies3 threads New Member
Hey guys! I was wondering what you guys think my chances of getting accepted as a transfer at Northwestern University are. I am at California Community College atm, and have a secure place at UC Davis, I applied to Northwestern on a whim more so because I have legacy, and I mean why not?
I have a 3.5 GPA, which I know is low for Northwestern, however they do say on their website that they want transfers with B averages. Take what that what you will. I applied as an English major, and at my community college I have won a Creative Writing Contest, worked as a TA in lower level English classes, worked as a tutor working with ELL students and native students, worked as an intern in a literary magazine, studied abroad in Peru while taking a Creative Writing class, and this summer I will be leading my own classroom teaching middle schools and younger debate.
Also- before I entered community college I went to another, 4 year first, however, two months into my freshman year I had a pretty intense manic episode and had to go home and be hospitalized for bipolar disorder for four months. I also have epilepsy, and talk about having both diseases in my essay.
I am also legacy.
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  • kcnunnkcnunn 6 replies3 threads New Member
    any comments would be appreciated!
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  • CHVRCHESCHVRCHES 152 replies1 threads Junior Member
    To be totally truthful, I do think your chances are relatively low due to GPA (I've only really seen people with lower GPAs accepted to really selective schools if they're coming from a top school with grade deflation, etc). Acceptances can be totally sporadic though so don't let me demotivate you!! I'm not feeling optimistic about NU either despite it being my top choice, but maybe miracles happen haha
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  • kcnunnkcnunn 6 replies3 threads New Member
    Yeah, I also thought relatively low too, thanks for the honesty, but you never know lol. We will find out soon:)
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