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2020 Fall Transfer Stanford

CalClownCalClown 3 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
I haven't seen a Stanford transfer thread for the 2020-2021 academic year so here we go! Feel free to post your stats or whatever you feel comfortable sharing! I am hoping we can all post any questions regarding the process, and hopefully someone else will know the answer.

I'm currently a rising sophomore at UC Berkeley.

GPA: 3.6 at Berkeley, 4.0 at a local community college (I took 3 summer classes and 2 classes during the semester at Cal (concurrent enrollment))
I know my GPA is considered low for Stanford but I am hoping the fact that I go to Berkeley will impress the admissions officers. I've heard that Stanford AOs know that Cal has INTENSE grade deflation, so that may help my case.

Extracurriculars:
- four somewhat prestigious internships since the summer after I graduated from high school, including the Bank of America Student Leaders program and three internships closely related to my intended major.
- appointed commissioner on a city commission
- very active in student government
- director of a committee in my professional fraternity (which is somewhat related to my major)
- Hertz Community scholar
- director of a committee within a state political party for college students
- in high school, I was the chair of my local Assisteens chapter, the president of Interact Club, and the secretary for my city's youth council (in addition to some other positions within my high school's clubs)

SAT/ACT: My SAT score from high school is considered low for Stanford, so I will be taking the ACT and retaking the SAT. Any tips for studying for the ACT? Any general tips?

Random info: I am a low-income, first gen Latina. I went to an underfunded high school, and was top 1% in high school. I got into UCLA and Cal (obviously) straight out of high school. I did not apply to Stanford or any Ivies as a senior.
Family circumstances: my father was diagnosed with a serious illness (he's okay now, I think!) during my freshman year so that's partially why my grades suffered, and I plan on mentioning that in the supplemental section.

Be completely honest with me.... do you think I have any shot of being admitted or waitlisted at this point? It's pretty much a crapshoot.

Again, please feel free to list your stats or simply say hello! Let's do this!
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  • CharacterTeaCharacterTea 2 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    why do you want to transfer?
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  • ryancorddavidryancorddavid 14 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    @CalClown Do you currently go to BCC?
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  • ryancorddavidryancorddavid 14 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    @CalClown Nevermind. I totally missed where it says UC Berkeley.
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  • ryancorddavidryancorddavid 14 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    GPA: 3.9
    ACT: will be taking it this year
    EC: Physics and Calculus tutor in Veterans Resource Center
    Prerequisites: Completed Calculus I, II and III, PHYSICS 1 and 2. Will have GEN CHEM1, Physics 3, Linear Algebra and Differential Eq., Engineering Properties of Materials and Engineering statics done by Spring. Have some Programming background and will be taking MATLAB this Spring.
    Major: Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Background: Army Veteran who deployed multiple times and got out with a bunch of awards, married with three kids, born in the Philippines and came to the US at 8.
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  • "Virgil""Virgil" 1 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    I am just starting community college and I want to transfer Stanford. What do I need to do in order to get into this prestigious college?
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