I want to transfer to Amherst but I'm attending a CC

<p>Well, I have a particular fascination with Amherst pertaining to the things I've scanned and read about their school. I'm in love with it for many different vast reasons, but more importantly...</p>

<p>I think I unfortunately have my head in the clouds.</p>

<p>-I'm out of state, attending community college. (Easier financially)
-My course load is a lot and while I've got it mapped out for the 30 credits before applying, I'm not taking anything spectacular, just what's required for the Liberal Arts degree but at least a 3.8 GPA.
-I have a learning disability in math :'(, but my English abilities make up for this I feel. </p>

<p>My resume is pretty great though, feminist clubs/pc security certificate, positive force youth group for political reasons etc, community service etc. I think I also can write a pretty killer college essay. I know I'm probably shooting for what appears to be a slim to none chance for me. </p>

<p>Am I doomed? Will I have to forget about Amherst? What kind of community college applicants are generally accepted to attend there?</p>

<p>Thanks everyone, please be kind. </p>


<p>Hey there Liz. I wouldn't say you're doomed, but Amherst College only accepts around 5% of it's transfer students. And, I'm not sure what it's policy with CC is. </p>

<p>Since you're into feminism (correct me if I'm wrong) maybe you should look at Smith, though. Smith accepts around 33% of it's transfer applicants.</p>

<p><a href="https://www.amherst.edu/admission/apply/transfer/community_collegeapp%5B/url%5D"&gt;https://www.amherst.edu/admission/apply/transfer/community_collegeapp&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Amherst likes CC kids, although that certainly doesn't make it easy to transfer into.</p>

<p>What's your gpa? Amherst does like CC students, but even a 3.8 gpa is pushing it for them. Also, itransferred11 is correct, Smith is a great school as well, and if you're a postmodern radical feminist you're likely to find a better home there. Amherst is pretty preppy, neoliberal school and does not offer much in the way of a community for gender or queer theory studies, although they did just start a program for that (this year I think). I find that Amherst students are much more apathetic politically too. Anyway, if you're applying for the Amherst atmosphere, I don't think you'd be happy at Smith.</p>

<p>Either way both schools are in the 5-college consortium and it's really easy to take class off-campus, but don't overestimate the role of the local community in your life. 5 college students mix and mingle, but you'll find that most don't have close friends outside of their school.</p>