Current School: NYU Majoring in Applied Psychology and Film
Why I'm transferring? Honestly, its almost entirely financial. I no longer have the resources or the finances to continue to attend. I actually plan on taking the fall semester off because I literally cannot fund one more semester. Other than that, I would prefer a smaller school. NYU is incredible but its the only "large" university I see myself attending.
Schools sending applications too: Amherst, Skidmore, and Tufts (maybe for fall admission)
*if anybody knows any other college in the northeast that has an ok reputation and offers financial aid to International transfers that would be awesome!!!
GPA: 3.3 (i had 90's and up all semesters except for one where my close friend killed themselves and I got a 62)
SAT: I didn't do too hot maybe a 1690? or a 1700? I got above a 600 in the math section though.
*I submitted 3 AP scores to NYU when applying (all 4's) because thats an option listed on the NYU application
Extra Circulars: Ive been volunteering (and continue to volunteer) at an aquatic therapy clinic for autistic children for over 8 years now, I was Co-captian of the swim team, Student body Vice President, Secretary of Model UN club, Student college advisor, Student Tutor, Student admission tour guide, I keep my own blog and was on math club and photography club (before they were shut down) for 2 years, and I bought and organized/led the first Relay for Life at my school.
*I have 3 AMAZING recommendations from HS teachers way more impressive than the ones from my college professors
Extra: I won the Theatre Development Fund Scholarship, I got over 6 awards in college 2 of which are pretty impressive.
I applied to Skidmore and was rejected as a freshman btw. Never really understood why.
I got a conclusion my first semester and it was REALLY BAD. I got a 2.1 (i know how bad this is). I also had to drop a class so theres one W on my app, a B, a C+ and a D
Second Semester I got a 3.8 or a 3.9 (don't remember) and I took 18 credits with pretty competitive classes
Extra Cirriculars: I continued to volunteer at aquatic therapy, I created my own Screenwriters club so I guess Im the president of that, I am member of the NYU Motion Picture Club, I wrote for the NYU satirical newspaper, I continued to Run my blog, I directed, filmed, edited and produced 3 short films (2 of which are actually really good and I plan on including them in my application) I TA'd a film class, I worked on the set of over 9 student run short films.
This summer I am working an internship with BET network and may be able to get a recommendation from my boss, and also a recommendation from a professor I'm very close too.
Other Stats: Im international and need ALOT of aid. I will be one semester removed from school applying, I'm middle eastern and female.
That is all.
thanks to anybody who replies