Prospective GW transfer from Howard

<p>Hi, I'm looking to become a transfer student at George Washington University from Howard University. There are many reasons that I would like to transfer, for example: the surrounding environment that HU is around (nearly every weekend there is a "Crime Alert" because someone is either shot, robbed, or jumped), I find myself not being able to connect with other students here because I have a very different background from them all, and most importantly, I would like to change my major from Advertising (which is not certified at HU) to International Relations. I know that International Relations is very selective at GWU and unfortunately I have grown complacent in my academics here at Howard. I don't feel as though they are extremely difficult, so therefore I have grown lazy. It is nearing the end of the semester and I'm doing the best I can to salvage my GPA for this semester. I was wondering if anyone knows what I can do to help make myself an attractive candidate for this program because staying here us not an option.</p>

<p>Well, grades are the most important thing...</p>