<p>Just a little background info; I've grown up an ND fan my whole life. I know a lot of people say they're ND fans, but I'm really die-hard. I am truly the definition of a loyal fan. My Grandpa and Uncle went there, I used to live 2 minutes from the campus, etc. I'm in an extended family full of Notre Dame fanatics. I wanted to go there for as long as I can remember. I go back there at least once a year for a game. etc. etc. you get the picture.</p>

<p>I had a 3.8 GPA (unweighted I believe) at a private highschool with a 1900 on the SAT's. Took numerous AP courses. Graduated with distinction. Played basketball all through HS and was in the National Honor Society. I started the ND application process but only did it halfway. At the time I had already recieved a full ride scholarship to ASU (I live in AZ) and had some health problems(I'm consequently better now) at the time so I decided maybe just stick it out and go to ASU. After all it's already paid for. </p>

<p>The problem is I've been regretting my decision ever since. Why didn't I finish the app to ND? Even just to see the results. I've read some of the other posts on here and I now know that course scheduling is a big deal for transfers. The problem is I've already started my freshman year here at ASU without checking the course requirements. I kind of have the feeling I'm screwed now.</p>

<p>I was also wondering how the legacy thing works. Is it specifically your dad, or does a grandpa also count?</p>

<p>Basically I just need some more info on the transfer process and if there's any hope it can still be done. I can't explain it but it feels like I belong at Notre Dame. Thanks a lot.</p>

<p>I have to run to class but skimming this I don't think you are screwed. I will come back and answer this more a bit later (if I don't remind me) but read up on <a href=""&gt;;/a> but don't freak out about the classes just yet...</p>

<p>If you are still feeling the pull after the Michigan game, you truly are meant to be a Domer <g>...</g></p>

<p>Legacy is a parent who graduated from ND. Siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. are not considered legacies, although I still think it's a good thing to work into the essay...</p>

<p>Irish, you're headed off to class already? I'm impressed!</p>

<p>I have an 8 AM class, but I do like the professor a lot so I really can't complain too much!</p>

<p>The best advice I can give you is to get as close as you can with the classes and do your best grades wise. The classes they look for the most are math and science, so if you can somehow get those done even next semester that will give you a shot. Just get as close as you can with where you are. If it isn't perfect you still can get it.</p>

<p>This hopefully will illustrate my point. When I was accepted to Notre Dame I didn't get a letter first, I got a phone call. This was because they thought one of my classes wouldn't transfer (though I had gotten it approved, so it did) so they called to tell me that I would be accepted if I took that class in summer school. They will give conditional acceptances like that if you are close, just get close!</p>

<p>Alright I really appreciate it. I read your site and it was very informative. When I first started looking for information I had hoped an actual student would have some first-hand experience. I'm taking 17 credit hours right now (yeah a lot for my first semester) and I have a math and a science in there (maybe 2 sciences actually).</p>

<p>I read all about how you can't transfer into Mendoza but I'm currently listed as a business major and that was what I was planning to do. Would I have to change my major? Another question is do math and sciences still matter so much even if they don't directly correlate to your major?</p>

<p>its nice to see other AZ people so interested in ND</p>

<p>I think legacy does count if there is an unbroken chain of legacy, such as your grandparents, then parents, etc. They definitely mentioned it during freshman orientation that we have a few (like 3 or 4) 4th generation Domers in our class (I'm now friends with one of them, lol).</p>