Potential Transfer Candidate

<p>Hi people! I'm currently a froshie @ UofM, loving the college experience here. Unfortunately, Ann Arbor is quite far away from my home state (NJ) and my parents are hoping that I transfer somewhere back into the east side. I'm currently thinking about pre-med and majoring in biopsychology, the term here used for neuroscience and psychology. The only school that I can think of at the top of my head that equals my interests is UPenn CAS. </p>

<p>So my questions are: </p>

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<li><p>What is the average college GPA for accepted Penn transfers? </p></li>
<li><p>What is the average SAT 1 score for accepted Penn transfers?</p></li>
<li><p>Are there any schools that you ladies and gentlemen recommend me to look into? </p></li>
<li><p>What are my chances, in your opinion, of getting into UPenn CAS? I have a 1380 SAT 1 score, and a 3.6 UW GPA at my high school. I'm currently looking at a first semester GPA of 3.7-4.0</p></li>
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<p>Thanks for dropping by!</p>

<p>Penn doesn't report transfer student profiles outside of regular profiles.</p>

<p>So I can tell you the average SAT score for undergrads in general is 1330-1510.</p>

<p>The high school GPA average is 3.8 something, but your college average is more important and seems to be quite good.</p>

<p>Penn has a good med school. I'm sure there are other good schools too, but I certainly never looked into bio stuff.</p>

<p>bump! need advice people :]</p>

<p>neeeeeed help!</p>

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<li><p>They told us at transfer orientation that this year's group of transfers had an average college GPA of 3.6. A word of caution about this: I met transfers from schools like MIT, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, etc. Realize that an applicant with a 3.6 from MIT would probably leave a more favorable academic impression than an applicant with a 3.6 coming from a lesser known college. Thus, it is my opinion (OPINION, not necessarily fact) that if you come from a public "non-elite" school, you should aim for a 3.75+ to be competitive because those people transferring from schools similar to Penn artificially lower the average GPA for transfers. Of course, there's no transfer GPA litmus test for applicants, so don't fret over a 3.6 if you've done your best and can't achieve a higher GPA. Make up for it in your essays if that happens.</p></li>
<li><p>They also told us the average transfer SAT score, but to be honest I forgot what it was. It was probably high. Sorry, I know that doesn't really help you out.</p></li>
<li><p>I don't know about schools you should look into, but I would suggest investigating the Biological Basis of Behavior major at Penn. It's a pretty popular major here for pre-meds; I think it's pretty similar to biopsychology/neuroscience undergrad programs elsewhere. If you ever visit Penn and someone says their major is "B.B.B.", that's what they're talking about.</p></li>
<li><p>I don't like to assess applicants' chances. Sorry. But I'm glad you're considering Penn, and maybe I'll see you in our awesome transfer clique next year!</p></li>
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