Transfer harder?

<p>I'm thinking about maybe transferring to W&M after my first year in college, because I don't have good enough HS grades to apply as a freshman. But, from what I understand its harder to get into W&M as a transfer than it is a freshman. Is this true? I'm still a little unsure about doing this, I've got other schools lined up but I would like to go to W&M because . . . . its W&M. Any replies would be greatly appreciated.</p>

<p>the transfer acceptance percentage is higher, I believe (was posted in another thread at around 50-55%.)</p>

<p>Go for a 4.0 semester at the college you attend. Keep in mind they might still look at high school stuff since all they will have from college is your first semester grades.</p>

<p>I had nearly 2 years of coursework when I transferred and they wouldn't give me an answer until I forwarded HS transcripts. (Actually, I did have them forwarded but the central admin office messed up etc. etc.)</p>

<p>the high school transcript is more for formality, as a strong college transcript will easily undo a week high school gpa</p>

<p>Yeah, Bjcdb is pretty much correct. My friend had a really bad high school GPA but he got 4.0 during his first year in college and got accepted to William and Mary as a transfer student.</p>

<p>I don't think it's harder or easier to apply to W&M as a transfer. I would think it is about the same.</p>

<p>In HS, I had a very average GPA, 3.25 UW and SATs which were just about 1300, so I went to the University of Massachusetts Amherst for a year and a half and applied with a 3.8 GPA and got in. I am attending this spring.</p>

<p>I think, even with the larger acceptance rate of 46% (, I believe the people who apply are QUALIFIED and this is the reason why they get the acceptance so frequently. </p>

<p>I wouldn't suggest anyone to apply if they had shaky times in HS and in college. If you do well in college, you can absolutely get in.</p>

<p>are you in-state?</p>

<p>shoot for 3.5+ </p>

<p>if you are a community college student, try for 3.7+</p>