Chance a prospective transfer please!

<p>Current School: NYU (Class of 2014)
Entering as: Junior
High School GPA: 3.3 UW (Arghhh, but I took 12 AP’s with most rigorous course load)
College GPA: 3.93 ( Approx. 48 credits at time of transfer)
ACT Score: 32 (Studying for a retake…don’t judge)
SAT II Scores: 700 US History
Significant High School EC’s: Medical Club President, Student Government VP, Co-Founder of Students for Improving Healthcare, Hospital-Hospice-Mosque volunteer for many, many hours, Varsity Wrestler/Off-Season Wrestling Club ( This took a TON of my time), Travel Soccer during the summers. ( I have a lot of community service, and academic awards too)
College EC’s (seem so skim…): Investment Analysis club, Future Writer’s club, Pakistani Students association, Internship for the State of New York in environmental sciences (10 weeks, 50+ hours/ week) </p>

<p>I went to Brown for two summer sessions: once when I was 13, and a second time when I was 15 years old. I knew both times I was there the students around me were much smarter than I was, and that to get accepted to such a school would be an uphill battle. ( nature vs nurture, whatever…) In high school I absolutely tried my hardest taking AP exams since my freshmen year knowing that I wanted Brown more than ever, but the GPA just wasn’t there so I knew that my only opportunity would be to go to the best school possible for college and get a solid GPA. </p>

<p>I applied ED to NYU and was accepted to the class of 2014. So far it’s been good, but I’ve always wanted Brown. I worked my tail end off at NYU taking a good course load, and now finally after 6+ years of waiting, I have the GPA. I’ve currently started my common app as well, and I know that I need to put my all into the essays to stand out. So if you will, please tell me what you guys think! Thank you very much, btw I’m a Pakistani male if that makes any difference lol</p>

<p>I think your chances are pretty good. I got in as a junior transfer with a lower high school GPA and slightly higher college GPA. One thing: Do you need financial aid? Brown is need aware for transfers, and from what I’ve gathered, whether you apply for financial aid can make a big difference.</p>

<p>Yes, unfortunately I do need financial aid as I am only lower middle class :confused: I mean my current school has an infamous reputation of shafting its students with financial aid, and I am included. I don’t need lots of financial aid, although I can survive on minimum amounts and risk taking loans, I’m not sure if I can communicate this to Brown in any fashion, correct me if i’m wrong. Thanks Transfers2010! </p>

<p>Any more help would be appreciated! BTW I’m thinking about Commerce, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship as the concentration I want to do as I will have completed Calculus 1 which is a program requirement.</p>

<p>They will want to know why you are passionate about Brown, and your history of being passionate about it. Sounds like you have done well at NYU, so congrats on that! I wouldn’t worry too much about redoing the ACT, as 32 is fine for Brown and it’s one long year less relevant than it used to be.</p>

<p>One thing that will be useful is demonstrating how you’ve contributed to NYU, how you were active there. Since that’s probably a good predictor of how active you’ll be at Brown. High school becomes less and less relevant as time goes on.</p>

<p>Hollyert - Yeah as I am writing my essays I make sure to use as many personal thoughts and anecdotes as possible to stand out from the crowd. My ACT definitely worries me, especially because it’s closer to the 25%tile and I’m not an athlete so I don’t know how I will get away with that! Besides, I’ve already started studying this summer, and I wouldn’t mind taking it again. And I agree with your affirmation of high school becoming less important. I will definitely take your advice about how I’ve been active at NYU, although it’s going to be weird trying to balance saying how I have been active, and how I disliked the school as well. Thank you so much! </p>

<p>Any more suggestions/opinions/ thoughts will be helpful! Thank you!</p>

<p>College is all about making the most of what you have available. Because you were active and academically successful at NYU, it sounds like you have something to talk about in that respect.</p>