has anyone on CC sucessfully transferred to Yale from a cc/state school?

<p>Sorry if this has been posted but I have searched and the results are vague. Has anyone on here transferred from a cc or state college? If so could you maybe refer me to a thread with their stats? </p>

<p>Also do you think someone coming from a state college has more clout than someone coming from a cc?</p>

<p>this may be a stupid question, but what's a CC? lol</p>

<p>The CC the OP is referring to is community college (as opposed to College Confidential).</p>

<p>There was one member here who was a CC transfer to Y for fall 07; but I know that 08 & 09 there were no CC students accepted as transfers at all by Y. There have been several from state schools over the past 3 years: UMichigan, UCB, Ohio State, UDel. But note, some of of these people, particularly the sop transfers, were competitive candidates or were actually accepted as fr applicants but took large merit scholarships elsewhere.</p>

<p>There was a poster a couple of years ago who was accepted as a transfer student to Yale from a California community college. I don't remember his stats, exactly, except that his cc record was pretty spotless, and he was exceptionally articulate posting here.</p>

<p>So few people get accepted as transfers, though, that there're really no way to generalize from any one person's experience. All of the successful transfers are great students with a lot to offer -- but then lots of the UNsuccessful transfers are the same way. They come from peer universities, state universities, LACs famous and not, and community colleges. As far as I know, the only "feeder" worth noting is Deep Springs -- a completely unique two-year junior college in the high desert in California for 15-20 men per class, that is roughly on a par with HYPS, and whose graduates generally all finish their BAs at highly selective colleges. Back when Harvard had a regular transfer program, it was the #1 destination of Deep Springs alumni (5-6 per year), and I think Chicago was #2 and Yale #3. And I think many of the Deep Springs -> Harvard transfers had been accepted at Harvard when they were high school seniors, and had chosen Deep Springs instead.</p>

<p>^^^The CC student is the same one I mentioned who transferred in fall 07: frrrph</p>

<p>Thank you. So informally, it's safe to say that state college transfers have had better luck than those coming from cc? </p>

<p>I may just have to jump on the chance to attend a state college that I was accepted to before september.</p>

<p>prospective: as another poster said, successful transfer students in general turned down a previous offer from Yale or peer institution. If you won't have a handful of Ivy accepts in your back pocket, altering your college/community college plans on the tiniest of slivers of hope to transfer into Yale is...</p>

<p>... well, not very smart. You should choose a state school or a CC based on what you need right away -- not on some Quixotic hope for an eventual Yale transfer. I would advise against such a course of action in the strongest terms.</p>

<p>Oh I know. It's just that right now I have a dilemma on whether or not to chose a state college or a cc and am weighing my options. Whatever will help me transfer into the best and though it's likely not Yale, I'd like to have any chance, albeit slim.</p>

<p>Don't pick your college based on which will give you the best shot at a transfer. The acceptance rate is 2% for Yale, so pick somewhere you will be happy (or at least be able to survive) in case the transfer doesn't work out.</p>

<p>Picking the school that is best for you is what will give you the best shot at transferring; you will be able to write good essays and establish good relationships with your professors, both of which are essential for transferring.</p>

<p>This is just the 13 millionth example on College Confidential of high school students letting the tail wag the dog rather than the other way around!</p>

<p>What will make you a good transfer candidate (or admissions candidate) at Yale (or anywhere else) is EXACTLY THE SAME THINGS that will make you a better, more effective, better educated person. Whether you are choosing courses and ECs in high school, or choosing which college to attend, or which major to take, you should be doing what is best for yourself -- what has the best chance of you learning the way you like to learn, feeling successful, getting engaged with the people around you, getting stuff you care about done. Admissions success, transfer success, success success -- that will all flow from making the right choices for you. </p>

<p>What DOESN'T work is to say, "I am going to pick A over B because A doubles my chance of getting into Yale (from .0001 to .0002)." Unless you are successful and engaged as a student and community member, you have NO chance of getting into Yale, originally or as a transfer, no matter where you are coming from. If you ARE successful and engages as a student and community member, then you have a shot at Yale but, more importantly, you have the tools to get a good outcome with or without Yale. And at the end of the day, the only good outcome the vast majority of people is going to get is a good outcome without Yale. So point yourself at the good outcomes for you, personally. If you are really lucky, that may include Yale, but if you have just normal luck you will still be great. If you DON'T do that, and try to follow someone else's path, you are not going to get Yale, and you are not going to get a good outcome. And that will suck.</p>

<p>^ Seconded. Words of wisdom.</p>