So I hear Cornell is very transfer friendly...

<p>Im at a county college in NJ. 3.6 GPA, good EC's...PTK, school newspaper, peer tutoring...this is my last semester here, I'll have my associates this winter. </p>

<p>...but my HS transcipt is pretty much the worst this board has ever seen....I failed like 2 classes and got a few D's. My first semester of college was pretty bad too, then I switched county colleges and got things in order.</p>

<p>At a PTK meeting, we had a Cornell rep visit. He said that LOTS of kids from two-years go to Cornell. I talked to him after the meeting a little and he said that I had a very good chance with my current standings.</p>

<p>My question is, is he just being nice? or is he serious? How "freindly" is Cornell?</p>

<p>How important are HS grades? It was two years ago, and my work ethic and so forth have changed drasticly. I've read plenty of sucess stories about County/Cornell transfer, but I bet none of them has as bad a HS record as I.</p>

<p>Let's keep in mind that Cornell is an Ivy League. What that means is that the have standards to meet, and from the looks of it they continue to meet them.</p>

<p>Cornell, in my opinion, can be compared to the University of Chicago. U of C looks for the character above all. Everyone can memorize out of a book and apply it to a test. The hardest part is applying it to the real world, and very few colleges really look at it from that point. </p>

<p>The transfer acceptance rate thread above shows some pretty high numbers, but a majority of them seem to have been put on wait-list. Their numbers are in the ball-park figures of people who got into Northwestern and other notable schools.</p>

<p>Cornell works hand in hand with a New York school system. SUNY if I'm not mistake. Most of them come from there, but I'm guessing they need stellar numbers.</p>

<p>I had a bad high school experience as well. I worked about 35+hours a week trying to support myself and my family, and it was pretty difficult. I ended up with a high C/low B average. I'm probably going to apply out to the AEM who's knows?</p>

<p>I think the rep was being nice...nobody can say, "we don't accept transfer students." ... well there's Princeton. ha.</p>

<p>I actually accused him of "being nice" lol, and this is exactly what he told me...</p>

<p>"Dont even bother applying to the college of A and S, theres no way it would happen. Here at ILR, we have the room"</p>

<p>This is the ILR transfer admissions guy, so I think he would be pretty down to earth...</p>

<p>Go wit his</p>

<p>ehh...who knows. This transfer game is like predicting who will win the world series this year.</p>

<p>When you say character, you mean your essay/interview right?</p>

<p>^ Yes. /******/</p>

<p>For anyone who has applied to ILR, who did you interview with? and Alum in your area? Did you go to campus for the interview?</p>

<p>Is ILR the only one that requires an interview? it even required?</p>

<p>yep ilr requires one, hotel school does too</p>

<p>Not Agriculture and Life Science?</p>

<p>No interview required </p>

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<p>Whats everyones take on applying to two schools? AEM(aals) and ILR?</p>

<p>i dont believe you can.. they may transfer your application to another though</p>

<p>Cornell has transfer agreements (meaning they are obliged to accept 100% of your CC credits) with two-year SUNY schools. I've seen a lot of transfers (usually about 6-7) every year transfer out to cornell with GPA's upwards of 3.3. Some of these kids truly weren't brilliant at all; especially those at AEM right now. I would place a heavier emphasis on transferring out to AEM or ILR than the C of S, but in retrospect, all of them aren't nearly as difficult to transfer into if you're coming from a two-year SUNY. To be honest (and I know this is hard to believe,) Cornell is seen as a safety here to students with 3.7+ GPAs, C of S including.</p>

<p>ugh.. when i hear those kind of stories but see how low the acceptance rates are i get so confused</p>

<p>"Cornell is seen as a safety here to students with 3.7+ GPAs, C of S including."</p>

<p>doesn't cornell a&s have an 8% transfer acceptance rate? i can hardly see how thats seen as a "safety?"</p>

<p>i just checked the new thing and it is 13% now.. haha not that much better</p>

<p>I'm in a community college (in maryland) with a 3.7 GPA. However, my high school grades were pretty bad as well. Around a 3.0 each semester. And let's not even mention my SAT scores, they were pittiful!</p>

<p>I go to a very selective private 4 year school and had a 3.9 GPA last year, with good reccomendations and a 3.6GPA in HS and decent (although not great test scroes) and am a NYS citizen and I didn't get into Cornell. Although, I know many who did with similar/not as good stats.</p>

<p>It's truly impossible to tell. But you won't know unless you try!</p>

<p>And I'm still stuck in my old school.</p>

<p>Eh, it's a matter of luck. Think about it. They have PLENTY of students (99%) who have amazingly high scores, and impressive soft-factors. Sometimes they might suprise people. Who knows...</p>