***Brown University 2018 Transfer Students Official Discussion Thread***

Transfer year: Fall 2018(rising sophomore)
HS GPA: 3.85W
College GPA: 4.0 both semesters
ACT/SAT score: 2310
Concentration: Economics
Applying for FA (Yes/No)?: No
Reason for transferring: Limited research opportunities(emailed profs for months and none did work in my interest) and more motivated student body. Also, for a smaller environment.

Transfer year: Fall 2018, rising sophomore
HS GPA: 3.9 UW and 4.6 W
College GPA: 3.7
SAT score: 1370 (low, but hoping other things make up for that)
Concentration: International Relations with an emphasis on econ/development
Applying for FA (Yes/No)?: Yes
Reason for transferring: I originally chose my school because of its strong psychology program, but after changing majors/concentrations to IR, staying at my current school would be harmful to my goals. I like that Brown’s open curriculum and class offerings fit with my desired/proposed senior thesis, and I learn better in smaller classroom settings. I also prefer the NE. Everyone I know at Brown loves it there.

Good luck to everyone! You all seem like strong and great candidates. Fingers crossed for all of us.

Hey guys, I hope all of you get in. I am going to apply to Columbia and some other colleges next year. I had some questions regarding this process, so I started a new thread. I will be thrilled if you guys could help me with those questions.

The link is https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-admissions/2068818-important-college-transfer-related-questions-p1.html?new=1

Thank you.

Hey guys, I hope all of you get in. I am going to apply to Columbia and some other colleges next year. I had some questions regarding this process, so I started a new thread. I will be thrilled if you guys could help me with those questions.

The link is https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-admissions/2068818-important-college-transfer-related-questions-p1.html?new=1

Thank you.

Sorry. The link is: https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/transfer-students/2068864-important-college-transfer-related-questions.html#latest

Good luck guys!

My stats:

1580 SAT

4.0 GPA at Top 20

Three 800 SAT IIs

9 APs (all 5s)

3.8 UW HS GPA

Okay ECs

Sophomore transfer from good state school
HS gpa: 3.33 (weakest part of my application)
College gpa: 4.0 and 4.0 midterm grades
ACT: 33
concentration: international relations and arabic
Extracurriculars: 2 internships, a lot of college and high school clubs and activities.
I know my high school gpa is low but how much do they weight that?

Good luck everyone!!

Hey did anyone get an email to set up a phone interview with an alumni?

@SmartJarhead

No, did you?

On their website it says “There are no interviews available for transfer applicants.”

@Rob3223 Yeah, I got an email this morning from an alumnus introducing himself and asking when I would be available for a phone interview.

Good game; you’re in.

@Rob3223 Idk about that. I have a Skype interview with Yale and no one else on the Yale thread got one. But after looking around on CC I found another persons post a few years back who also got an interview as a transfer and he ended up being rejected. I don’t think its an indication of acceptance or a strong likelihood of acceptance. Maybe its something from my background or app that got me the interview.

I just found out Yale gives interviews to students who apply to their Eli Whitney program (veterans, people who have been out of school for a while, etc.) If I had to guess I’d say that’s why I got that interview with Yale and probably why Brown is extending one as well. I did not apply for the Eli Whitney program or any other special program, but maybe they are including me in that applicant pool automatically.

@SmartJarhead It could possibly be either that you are a really prominent prospective transfer from their applicant pool and this is their way of getting to know you better or you are like in the portion of the applicant pool where they need to further evaluate you through an interview or there was something indicated on your application they want to learn more about. But overall, it means they’re interested and want to inquire! Good luck!

@iheartmedicine it’s essentially a likely letter

Thanks for the information everyone. I’ll keep you updated after the interview.

@SmartJarhead Congrats again for the acceptance!

@Rob3223 It’s not an acceptance, just a phone interview.

So I’ve been checking my portal everyday and it still says that my college report is missing; I sent it the first time a month before I submitted my application and then had it resent when I received an email of my application being incomplete. Other schools have received it but my Brown portal still lists it as missing. I’m kind of anxious now because they said April 3 was the last day to submit any materials; do you think this is a delay in their processing of materials or should I be worried?

@avocadough Brown (unlike Penn) processed my materials relatively quickly.

So, if it’s been a really long time, I would worry that they may have just lost it. I would see if your college counselor (or whoever is in charge of this admin stuff) can email it to them; they accept documents via email, and it would be almost instantaneous. I think if you explain your situation (that you mailed it TWICE, once being a long time ago) they will hopefully be fine with it.

Good luck!