Hi everybody. I plan on transferring to amherst and here are my stats.
Highschool: I graduated with a 3.3 (mostly AP and honor classes)
My SATs were around a 1800-1900
I took 6 AP’s and each one I got a 5 on.
I didn’t take the ACT or any subject tests
Here are my extra circulars: I was student body president my senior year, swim team captain my senior and junior year, member of a theatre group my senior year, Model UN treasurer (all 4 years), member of the swim team all 4 years, I have been volunteering at a center for autistic children practically my entire life, I was in Math Club , photography and a tutor for other students in my class
I received 6 awards (3 of which are only given to 1 student in the country per year and are highly competitive)
Stats: I have an overall GPA of 3.56.
I received a 4.0 for the past 2 semesters, a 3.7 the semester before that and a 2.1 my first semester because I got a concussion that was pretty serious and had to miss a lot of school.
Extra Circulars: I interned at BET, The Brooklyn DA’s office, Theatre Development Fund.
I wrote for the NYU newspaper WSN and the NYU satirical newspaper, I also worked for an improv group at NYU.
I took one semester off because I couldn’t pay for school and worked 2 jobs to fund my last semester. During that semester off I performed at the legendary United Citizens Brigade, Had one of my student films chosen for the Turkish Film Festival, and was shot a documentary series following the lives of some of the Autistic children I work with.
I also audited classes (since I couldn’t pay for them) and 3 of those professors wrote me recommendations about my experience in the class.
I TA’d a film class and have a great rec from the professor who taught that class who is also a notable film director.
I have great rec’s from my boss at TDF, 3 of my HS teachers, 3 of my professors and the professor of the class I TA’D for. I also plan on submitting 3 films I directed including the doc series I shot last year.
I feel like I have a good shot however, I do have that 2.1 from my first semester (I touched on it on my application and during my interview) and I am an international student applying for aid (which may hurt my chances). I have great internship experience and obviously care a lot about my education (since I took a semester off to fund my education and worked 2 jobs to come back)
Reasons for transferring: honestly, I can’t afford NYU anymore and I can’t take any more time off to fund my education. But also, I really like the idea of going to a liberal arts school. There were 1000 students in my bio class first semester, I don’t want that anymore.
My essay was pretty good (I think) and so was the interview I went to.
Also, if anybody has a recommendation for another school thats transfer friendly and seems like a good fit for me please leave it bellow. (please make sure they give aid to international transfers).
I plan on majoring in Film but if the school does not offer film I can settle for English/ Creative Writing with a media studies minor or something.