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**Official Rice University Fall --2018-- Transfer Thread**

IVokonIVokon Registered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
I don't see a 2018 transfer thread so... here we go?
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Replies to: **Official Rice University Fall --2018-- Transfer Thread**

  • Kvadhan789Kvadhan789 Registered User Posts: 79 Junior Member
    General Info[/size]

    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Indian
    Location: New York, NY
    Major: Computer Science
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    John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    GPA: 3.600

    Classes Taken

    Fall Semester:
    Calc 1: B-
    Phyics 101: B+
    Econ 101: A-
    Eng 101: A
    Com 155: A

    Winter Class:

    Intro to C++: A

    Spring Semester:
    Object-Oriented Programming:
    Physics 203
    Calc 2
    English 201


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    ECs
    - Teaching Computer Science to kids (3rd to 5th graders)
    - Robotics in HS
    - Bowling team in HS
    - Tennis team in HS
    - John Jay Computer Science Society


    Essays:

    wrote about personalized learning and related it to my job
    wrote about my some of my favorite pass times of cooking, bowling, and improving my self.
    talk about weight loss and not being pre-diabetic anymore.
  • fjkdsdykhfjkdsdykh Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    What's the deal with the Box? What did people put? Very confused...
  • ValientesValientes Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    The box was weird. Im ready for the decisions to come out already. Last years thread received theirs around May 5th.
  • lelelele11lelelele11 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Chance me guys!!
    ACT: 30
    Highschool GPA: 3.9/4.0 (4.29/4.3 weighted)
    Current college: Houston Baptist University
    Major: Chemistry/ pre-med track, honors college
    College GPA: 4.0
    Credit hours: 22 (after spring sem, it’s going to be 40)
    Letter of recs: 1 from my calc 2 professor, the other from my genchem professor
    Extracurricular Activities:
    Peer Tutoring, NHS, Asian american association, interact club, esl teacher’s assistant, volunteered at the ymca, had experience with kids with disabilities, volunteered at cincinnati buddhist temple
    Volunteered at Dongnai hospital, Vietnam (my little essay about extracurricular act. is about this)
    AED, American Chemical Society (college)
    Volunteer at Memorial Hermann Hospital (college)
    Reason to transfer: difficulty in finding a good circle of friends
    Came to the US about 5 years ago => English is not my native language.



  • AGoodFloridianAGoodFloridian Registered User Posts: 1,363 Senior Member
    edited March 3
    @Valientes Yeah, May 5th was the day.

    The Box submission really can be anything meaningful to you. The admitted students I spoke with last year put everything from pictures of their dogs, to Joe Biden memes. Don't feel restricted and pressured to "please" admissions with your pictures.
  • fun1234fun1234 Registered User Posts: 420 Member
    My son when doing his box submission made a watercolor drawing of a meaningful place to him.
  • fjkdsdykhfjkdsdykh Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Thanks guys! @AGoodFloridian How much would it hurt to apply with only one semester of college work.
  • AGoodFloridianAGoodFloridian Registered User Posts: 1,363 Senior Member
    @fjkdsdykh Good question! I'd refer you to last years thread, look at the person who made it (this person also had one semester, and a half of college work) and see how well that ended up for them lol :))

    Nah, I'm kidding around. It won't necessarily "hurt", but a greater emphasis will be placed on your high school grades and test scores. If you're applying as a rising junior instead, you'll have a better chance of showing them how well you're prepared for college level course work. I'd encourage you to apply if you feel you have strong grades in both high school and college, but keep your expectations realistic. Good luck!
  • BluePinkertonBluePinkerton Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
    Chance me guys! I think my case is a bit...weird?

    Applied freshman year ED, denied.

    ACT: 31
    SAT II:
    High School GPA: 3.9/4.0W
    Race: Asian-American
    Income: Lower middle class

    Current Classification: Freshman
    Current College: University of Houston
    Current Major: Pre-Business
    Applying To: Economics
    College GPA: 3.52 (ouch)
    Credit hours: 32 (as of spring semester)

    Extracurricular Activities:
    - Online Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper (HS)
    - Historian of Speech and Debate Team (HS)
    - Member of School Fundraiser Board (HS)
    - Morning News Anchor of School Broadcast Network (HS)
    - Member of Model UN (HS)
    - Officer of School Ambassador Team (HS)
    - Webmaster of Student Council (HS)

    Reason to transfer: Generally unhappy, unfulfilled. Always my dream since childhood to go to Rice.

    Essays:
    -My transition from believing a college degree could only benefit myself to realizing it can benefit others. My internship interview after graduating from high school.
    -Growing up being two religions and learning to live with both, and that eventually realizing that this experience taught me to be more open, accepting.
    -Talked about how Rice University is the pathway to my dream of making Houston the best it can be.

    I don't know. I like to think of my writing as good, but who am I to say that?

    Sub-par stats I know.

    Here's where it gets tricky.

    LORs:
    1 from Accounting Professor (great)
    1 from Biology Professor(probably won't be out of this world)
    1 from CEO of where I intern
    1 from CFO of where I intern

    My internship is VERY connected to Rice University (I'm talking multiple people on my org's board who are also on the board of Rice, donations into the tens of millions). I doubt anyone from my organization will be doing more (i.e. talking to David Leebron or anyone else of importance) than write me the aforementioned LORs. I wouldn't, however, leave that out of the picture. Doubt it though.

    I hope none of you view me as a person of privilege or smugness. My family are first-generation immigrants and were born poor. I had to work extremely hard to get to the position I am today as a college freshman, and what I have now is through my own resolve. Of course, I am extremely grateful for all I have. It's just that I've always loved Rice. Getting denied my senior year of high school after applying ED was tough, really tough. Being given the chance to apply again with better terms (non-academically, of course) is a godsend that I can't not take advantage of.

    Some of you might say that I have no chance at Rice, to accept that I'm just not qualified, that some other college would be happy to have me, and that I would be happy to have them. I agree, that might be true, but none of them would lead me to the path of happiness as fast as Rice would be able to, and that is a attempt I have to make.

    Wow, that feels good to get out. Wish you all the best of luck!
  • AGoodFloridianAGoodFloridian Registered User Posts: 1,363 Senior Member
    edited March 6
    @BluePinkerton , thanks for sharing. You seem like an ambitious person which is generally seen well! I would encourage you to apply to other colleges as well since it could be the case where their incoming freshmen class is over-enrolled again. If that happens, transfer admissions at Rice will be a blindfolded game of darts essentially.

    You should also seek academically related reasons as to why you want to transfer. Does Rice have a stronger program than the one you're in now? If so, what makes it stronger for your own particular goals? (helpful hint: US News rankings don't count lol)
  • spacespacespacespace Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    edited March 8
    Hi @AGoodFloridian, I wonder what's the source for the over-enroll news, and how would it impact our application. Does that mean the acceptance rate will be significantly low?

    Another question, my ACT score is 33, and I have a lot of "W" on my college transcript and am currently taking a leave of absence from school. Hmm... I don't know... the chance of me getting in would be quite low right?
  • spacespacespacespace Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Do we get to add explanation for the box submission? Or is it picture only.
  • IVokonIVokon Registered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
    @spacespace I believe it's only picture or video clip.
  • AGoodFloridianAGoodFloridian Registered User Posts: 1,363 Senior Member
    edited March 12
    Application submitted. Let's give this another shot, right? Rice is the only college from my "last list" that I'm applying to this year.
    Do second chances exist? Will there finally be redemption?

    Find out, May 5th.
  • luckybabyluckybaby Registered User Posts: 484 Member
    Do we have a portal to check our status?
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