For those of us who consider USC their first choice...

<p>If you don't get in, will you attempt to transfer in? This is assuming, of course, you don't fall in love with the school you ultimately end up in.</p>

<p>I think I would, even if I got into some of the higher-ranked schools I applied to. I have seriously grown so...attached, for lack of a better word, to USC since applying.</p>

<p>I've applied as a sophomore transfer. If I don't get in I plan on appealing. I have grown more and more attached to the school every time I visit. It is definitely my #1 choice!</p>

<p>Good luck! It's an amazing school, I really hope I get in.</p>

<p>It's my #1. But, I don't think I will appeal or transfer if I don't get in. University won't ultimately matter on success. It will change you depending on friends you make and environment. But only connections matter a lot of the time. (IMO)</p>

<p>Well I agree to some extent. In the classroom, there probably isn't anything at USC I couldn't learn at an equivalent institution. But there are so many other factors that make it so appealing- the people, the location, the whole atmosphere is incredible. Even the connections- I want to live out in California when I get older, so I think making connections in the LA-area would benefit me a lot more than ones anywhere else.</p>

<p>Question: Would you got to a higher ranked and harder college and then transfer....because it would be easier to "transfer down" or would you go to a lesser ranked college with a scholarship of almost half tuition with a bigger chance of getting top grades to transfer?</p>

<p>If I don't get in....that will most likely be the decision I will have to make....what would YOU do?</p>

<p>I've thought about it a lot, and if I don't get in, I probably will end up appealing, or transferring..</p>

<p>I was reading up on the transfer section of the USC website, and it says the following:</p>

<p>"Q. Does USC consider the rigor of my college or university?</p>

<p>A. We are primarily concerned with the specific coursework you chose, and the grades you earned. We then evaluate your work within the context of your institution."</p>

<p>And in other places on the website, it really makes it seem like the college you are transferring from matters a lot less than the classes you take and the grades you get. 64% of transfers come from California community colleges.</p>

<p>So to answer your question, I think what matters most is that you go to a school that you feel gives you the best chance of earning a 4.0 or close to it (Avg. transfer GPA = 3.7)</p>

<p>Haha I would transfer! But I would knock on wood first! Because none of us have been rejected/accepted so ask that question again in April! lol</p>

<p>If I get rejected, I'll probably move on and go someplace else -- no appeals and no transferring. </p>

<p>Yes, USC is my top choice that is the most realistic (ie. not an Ivy).</p>

<p> would one appeal?</p>

<p>i would prob attend another school then go to USC for grad school</p>

<p>USC is definitely my number one, but I don't think I'd appeal. I suppose transferring in would be an option, but if I get into my 2nd or 3rd choice schools, I don't think I would.</p>

<p>I'd love to go there for grad school, though. :)</p>

<p>Yeah, I agree with the others.</p>

<p>I`d go to my #2 and then go to USC for grad school :)</p>

<p>Just curious....Why wouldn't you appeal?</p>

<p>If you get rejected, there will be information in the letter on how to appeal. Here is some info about the rejection letter and appeal process-
500</a> appeal USC rejections, 32 admitted - News
15.00</a> Appeals Process: Academic and Nonacademic // SCampus</p>

<p>But keep up the positive thinking for this week! Good luck all!</p>