Chance Me PLZ----Transfer into Engineering Program

<p>Hi everyone, I am a freshman now and want to attend material sciences and engineering program at UIUC. </p>

<p>Here is my information,</p>

<p>International student, eastern asian, female</p>

<p>SAT highest: CR 670+ MATH 800+ WR 690=2160 toefl expired, want to waive by CR
SAT Subjects: Math II 800 Physics 800 Chemistry 790
Have AP Calculus BC 5, Physics C E&M 5, Physics Mech 5, Chemistry 5</p>

<p>High school (in my home country): straight A</p>

<p>Current college: Emory U (CAS)
First semester GPA 4.0</p>

<p>First semester courses:
(advanced level) Organic Chem I for freshman
English writing
Seminar on Environmental science-----likely not transferrable :(
Gen Biology I with lab </p>

<p>Second semester course load :
(advanced level) Organic Chem II for freshman
Micro econ
(advanced level) Multivariable Cal (or Cal III)
Philosophy: intro into ethnics------not sure whether transferrable or not :(</p>

<p>EC and Honors: average level i guess. had some intern experience in biological pharmacy lab at my home country; no other ECs highly related to my major.</p>

<p>essays: going to say about my switch of interest from theoretical chemistry (my major at current college) to engineering, which is more about practical application of sciences.</p>

<p>other: applied as freshman in HS senior year and was admitted into the LAS. Should I explain that in my essays? </p>

<p>Because application to Eng School is highly competitive I have been worried much these days. I have an ACES major (food science) as my second choice. And UIUC does not require professors' evaluation, I guess the admission relays more on scores and essays?</p>

<p>Any advice please? THX !!!</p>

<p>BTW UIUC is the only school i am applying as a transfer. Will it increase my chance, if i say that i will definitely enroll after being admitted?</p>

<p>You have a good chance I think. Good luck! MSE is a good program here, I have a few pals in it!</p>

<p>I could be wrong, but from what I’ve heard/read, transferring from a lower tier to higher tier school during your undergrad is hard. Why do you want to transfer? You nentioned you want to switch to engineering. Doesn’t Emory have a MSE program?</p>