Undergraduate College role in applying transfer

<p>This is my first time "posting" on college confidential so please-excuse my naivete. I've read so many posts from this community and everyone has helped me so much! </p>

<p>I would just like to ask a question which will carry a general application but will also inevitably carry some specificity to my circumstance. </p>

<p>First, I will introduce the general question. I understand the old maxim of "faithfully-working- hard" and I am willing to have such faith, but I must first determine I am taking the most appropriate and cautious preparations to ensure the fruition of my dedication. So, general: Entering college with average High School stats and attending a random, top 100, liberal arts college-----how do I ensure my chances of a successful undergraduate transfer to a top school.</p>

<p>Specifics (feel free to skip): I am senior in High School. Unfortunately didn't keep a wide enough perspective during my underclass years and therefore made out with A/B (couple c's) for first two years of High School. Yet, my Junior and Senior years I sought out retribution, and made it out with a low of 96 and 4 APs each year. Quite the comeback, yet despite my efforts I shall be graduating with a mere UW 3.8. </p>

<p>Pity. </p>

<p>Now my college options are limited (there are financial reasons which will require an explanation but, also of which, I would rather not dictate). So I'm going to a liberal arts college in SC which has practically no reputation. But I want to study International Business at University of Chicago, yet I'm told its merely impossible based on my undergraduate circumstances. </p>

<p>I do not believe in the impossible. That is why I am here. Any advice, as to how I can best fit myself for the Uni of Chi transfer "sorting hat"? </p>

<p>Thank you very much.</p>

<p>So you are banking on U of C giving generous fin aid? Also I’m not sure this is true or not, but I’ve heard U of C is stingy with credit transfer. Just some things to consider. Btw I’m not sure the word mere goes with 3.8, that’s a pretty good GPA.</p>