<p>Okay so long story short, I applied to 4 schools: Brandeis, Tufts, Occidental, and Baruch. Got into Baruch but rejected from the other three. I'm an international student; Egyptian of Hispanic origins. I went to high school in Saudi Arabia, got a 3.53 GPA and a 1740 SATs. A bunch of EC. I currently attend American International College in Springfield, MA- it was the most affordable out of my other acceptances at Clark U, UMiami, and Trinity U. I did pretty well first semester; had a 3.86 GPA. I'm an Econ major. I was a member in the International students club and a player in the soccer team. Next semester [ Spring 2011] was even better, a member of the students activity committee and a 4.0 GPA. Now I have a cumulative of 3.93 GPA. I'm now an Econ and Political Science double major. By the way, I do seek financial aid, but I have an EFC of $20k. </p>
<p>I know that my SATs were bad, but I don't want to start a lecture about how I think consistency of performance in high school and college should be weighed more than an 8-12 fill-the-right-bubble test.</p>
<p>Anyways, I really want your help about what to do to transfer to a good school. I believe I'm a really good student at not-the-best school. I want a school that would help further enrich my experience and my intellectual skills. Not boasting, by the way.</p>
<p>SO I have two questions that I need help with :</p>
<p>1) What went wrong with those schools?
2) What do you think should be the next step and my chances for Junior transfer?</p>