Need advice!

<p>Hi everyone!</p>

<p>I currently attend a very small tier-1 LAC in the northeast. I have finished up my freshman year and as much as I loved the school it didn't offer Classical Studies which is super important to me. I have decided to consider transferring. However, I'm not a superb candidate and am worried. I'll give my basics stats and what I'm looking for in a college and some possible colleges I am thinking about.</p>

<p>I am from Connecticut but went to a fairly rigorous prep school in Massachusetts. My grades were not too great. Mainly B's with the occasional C and occasional A. Senior fall I managed honors, but then was a point or two too low the following semester. Junior year I suffered from two concussions that came right before my midterms and really made life difficult for me. I was involved in my school.
Here are my extracurriculars:
Freshman year: admissions tour guide, played JV soccer, IIIs squash, JV crew
Summer: sailed competitively and volunteered in animal shelter occasionally
Sophomore year: admissions tour guide, managed varsity field hockey, played IIIs squash, managed varsity softball, won manager of the year award, member of community service group.
Summer: worked at a day camp
Junior Year: admissions prefect, yearbook photographer, managed varsity field hockey, played JV ice hockey (until concussion), played golf, member of community service group
Summer: worked at same day camp
Senior Year: admissions prefect, library prefect (signed kids in and out of library during study hall and helped out the person on duty), yearbook editor, coordinated blood drives, member of community service group, managed varsity field hockey, played of the golf team</p>

<p>My best combined SAT score is a 1910. Reading: 660 Math: 650 Writing: 600.
My SAT subject tests:
560 Biology E
520 Mathematics Level 1
620 U.S. History</p>

<p>I know this is nothing to write home about. Especially my first year college gpa.... </p>

<p>Fall Semester Classes & Grades
Freshman Year Seminar: 2.75
Biology: 2.5
English Literature: 2.75
Comparative Politics: 3.00</p>

<p>Spring Semester Classes & Grades
Freshman Year Seminar: 3.00
Intro to Psych: 3.25
Into to Anthropology: Human Origins: 2.75
Biology: 2.00</p>

<p>I was involved in Alpha Phi Omega throughout the entire year. I had an exceptionally difficult roommate who made my freshman year literally hell and I was severely depressed and didn't care about work and therefore my grades suffered. However, this fall I will be living in a single and will be much more serious about my work and grades and aim for a 3.5-4.0 this upcoming semester.</p>

<p>My classes this upcoming semester are:
Chemistry
Calculus I
Educational Psych
Developmental Psych</p>

<p>I am planning on involving myself in the student government and possibly rushing a sorority. </p>

<p>I am sorry for this really long post, but I just wanted to give a well-rounded description of me. Basically I really want to go to a school that is either closer to home (up to 4 hours away from Connecticut) or is actually in an area where I could take a train/plane/bus home and it won't take 10 hours to get home and that offers Classical Studies/Languages. I will be a full pay student. If anyone can recommend a school where they think I can get into, please let me know!</p>

<p>Thank you!!!!</p>

<p>As the Northeast is like the Mecca of colleges, I would suggest taking your high school stats and entering them in on the College Board Matchmaker. Take a look at the schools that show up on your list, and if they seem interesting, go to their websites for more information, i.e. what an average transfer's GPA is.</p>

<p>Good luck and happy hunting!</p>

<p>sorry to be so annoying and bump my own thread but I've been compiling a list that includes
Villanova, Conn College, Trinity, Penn State: University Park, Syracuse.... The thing that I know about the schools is that since I want to major in the classics, the programs will be significantly smaller than other areas of studies so I won't feel too overwhelmed switching from a small school to a much larger school. I am planning on getting into contact with the different classical studies/classic departments about transferring and discuss my extensive experience with the classics during high school and see if they could make a note to admissions.</p>

<p>I was wondering what you all thought. I am probably going to add more or less schools depending on how the first semester goes....</p>

<p>Coming from experience as I've just transfered out of Villanova, your grades are definitely not typical, especially if you're applying to a small program. I can't speak for the other schools, but if you want to attend Nova, you definitely need to either bring up your grades, have some terrific essay(s), or know someone that goes, works or went there.</p>

<p>Sorry to be a Debbie-Downer.</p>