Caltech Transfer Exam

<p>If anyone was accepted to Caltech as a transfer student, I was wondering how well they did on the transfer exam and if they know what the average score is.</p>

<p>I didn't do so well. I mean, I did some stupid mistakes I could have easily avoided, but apart from that I didn't find it difficult & did almost all of it. It's definitely not hardcore if you're quantitative.</p>

<p>I don't think they bother computing the averages, but maybe the profs looking at it make some comments.</p>

<p>Have fun.</p>

<p>I've found the math part of the exam to be pretty trivial but the physics part was much more challenging. As stated above, I dont believe that the averages are computed. After researching about the exam last year, I believe that there isn't a nice uniform Gaussian distribution for the grades (either very high or very low); at least from what I've read. Furthermore, I believe that doing reasonably on the exams (~70%) is a very important factor of the admission comm decision. Note: I don't represent the admissions office, so I MIGHT be wrong about some/all of the above; these are just my impressions on process. </p>

<p>Best of luck to you.</p>