Transferring from State School to Ivy

<p>Unfortunately I did not get admitted to any Ivy League schools and thus will be attending my state school. What do I need to do while at my state school to maximize my chances for transferring to an Ivy? Presumably, I will need to keep a 4.0 GPA, but what else (ECs, voluntarism, networking, etc.)? Also, when transferring after freshman year, how much do colleges look at your HS resume vs. your college resume? And, what do you think my chances are?</p>

<p>Some stats from HS:</p>

<p>-2300+ SAT
-Top 1%
-iBanking internship
-AP awards, state-level awards, school awards, various clubs, voluntarism, etc.</p>

<p>Unfortunately, transferring into an Ivy is extremely difficult because of their high retention rates. </p>

<p>Your best bet is to maintain a 4.0 and impress a professor who can vouch for your talent, but don't become dead-set on transferring.</p>

<p>A HS IB internship? What bank?</p>

<p>It's a boutique firm (not GS, MS, etc.).</p>

<p>that's what i did, so definitely. and i actually had a friend come in from chapel hill to cornell, too. keep those grades high and write stellar essays to show why you want to transfer and you'll be set.</p>

<p>What firm?</p>