do I have a chance?!

<p>Background
First generation college student
hispanic female</p>

<p>High School
GPA 3.9 weighted
Took the only 2 AP Classes offered
ACT 26 (horrible I know)</p>

<p>Currently Attending a state school
First semester GPA 2.7
Second semester 3.6
Third semester (current)- on course for 4.0 (18 credits)
End GPA about 3.4
My first semester was terrible but I'm hoping they see a positive trend</p>

<p>College EC's
Freshman year-
Leadership Academy
Community Service Chair for residence hall
Conversation Club Mentor
Biology Club</p>

<p>Sophomore year-
Leadership academy
Conversation club mentor
Pre-law society
Dance Club</p>

<p>Work-I'm currently working about 25-30 hours a week
Volunteer 300+ hours</p>

<p>My first year I was pre-med and during the summer I got accepted into a 6-week rigorous summer medical education program. I don't know if this will hurt me because I changed to political science and economics, which I'm completely in love with. Pre-law now. </p>

<p>I'm applying to transfer for the fall of '12 to:
Cornell
Brown
Tufts
Emory
Vanderbilt
Rice
Dartmouth</p>

<p>Let me know if I'm completely hopeless.</p>

<p>Your upward trend is good, but I think your chances are still slim.</p>

<p>You should consider the better women's colleges as well. For the full list see: The</a> Women's College Coalition They have as good a track record for getting students into law school, and often they are more willing to admit a slightly less perfect candidate.</p>

<p>Holy cow, you're working a lot of hours. And taking 18 credits. Yipes. There are very few people who can pull that off with good grades.</p>

<p>From least likely to most:
Dartmouth
Cornell
Brown
Rice
Emory
Tufts
Vanderbilt</p>

<p>I transferred to Vandy, and I've met people with similar GPAs as you, but they went to schools like Emory, NYU, Michigan. </p>

<p>It's obvious you want to go to a top tier school, and you've picked some of the more transfer-friendly ones.</p>

<p>Look at BC and Brandeis. They do well in law school placement. And other less competitive schools (possibly Syracuse, Fordham?) </p>

<p>You're not completely hopeless, but try to be more realistic.</p>

<p>Thanks for the input! very much appreciated.</p>