***UMBC FALL 2019 TRANSFER DECSIONS THREAD***

Hi everyone! I figured that this would be helpful for any CC students who are thinking about transferring to UMBC.

[aB][asize=4][acolor=#008000]Decision: Accepted[/color][/size]**
[aB][asize=4][acolor=#FFA500]Decision: Deferred[/color][/size]**
[aB][asize=4][acolor=#FF0000]Decision: Rejected[/color][/size]**

Objective:

SAT I (breakdown):
ACT (breakdown):
SAT II:
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
Weighted GPA:
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
AP (place score in parenthesis):
IB (place score in parenthesis):
Senior Year Course Load:
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

Subjective:

Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
Job/Work Experience:
Volunteer/Community service:
Summer Activities:
Essays (rating 1-10, details):
Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

Teacher Rec #1:
Teacher Rec #2:
Counselor Rec:
Additional Rec:

Other

Applied for Financial Aid?:
Intended Major:
State (if domestic applicant):
Country (if international applicant):
School Type:
Ethnicity:
Gender:
Income Bracket:
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):

Reflection

Strengths:
Weaknesses:
Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:

General Comments:

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Decision: Accepted

Objective:

SAT I (breakdown): 1190/1600
ACT (breakdown): N/A
SAT II: N/A
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): High School - 3.23
Weighted GPA: High School - 3.97 | College - 3.4
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
AP (place score in parenthesis): Psych (5), World (4), Lit (4), Lang (4), Bio (3), Chem (2), NSL (4), APUSH (3)
IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
Senior Year Course Load: AP Chem, AP Lit, Calc, Biotech, Yoga
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Certificate of Meritorious Service, AP Scholar w/ Distinction

Subjective:

Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): High School - (Ambassadors, National English Honor Society, Volunteering at a Hospital, ACES, Academy of Biotechnology, Leader of Multiple Clubs, etc) | College - (Editor-in-Chief, Alternative Break working with Disadvantaged Communities, New Student Orientation Leader)
Job/Work Experience: Intern at a therapy practice during my first year at CC
Volunteer/Community service: Hospital and Alternative Break
Summer Activities: N/A
Essays (rating 1-10, details): My essays were extremely personal and a heavy reflection on some trauma that occurred in my life, so (9.5/10)
Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): My professors were very detailed and personal in my recommendations too, I made sure that they really got to know me and see my personality! (10/10)

Teacher Rec #1: N/A
Teacher Rec #2: N/A
Counselor Rec: (10/10)
Additional Rec: N/A

Other

Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes, received nothing.
Intended Major: Health Administration and Public Policy
State (if domestic applicant): MD
Country (if international applicant): USA
School Type: Community College (I am a one year transfer)
Ethnicity: Asian
Gender: Female
Income Bracket: <$70,000
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): First generation college student

Reflection

Strengths: My recommendations and essays were stellar. I was also very involved in the school community.
Weaknesses: My overall GPA, my HS senior year grades were awful.
Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I think my essays are what got me in, also my dedication to school as a college student, plus they could see from my transcript that I was running out of classes to take.
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Still waiting to hear back from GW and UMD.

General Comments:

  • I talked to an admissions rep before applying and they said that basically anyone with a 3.0+ is most likely going to be accepted, it does get more competitive for Honors College though. For HC you probably need a 3.5+