Vanderbilt University Fall 2021 Transfer Thread

Hi all. I did not notice a transfer thread for the Fall 2021 semester so I decided to start one. I am applying to Vanderbilt University as a transfer student for the Fall 2021 Semester. I will include some information below to help you all out.

Current University: Arizona State University - Barrett Honors College
Current College GPA: 4.02 (Capped at 4)
Current Year: Freshmen (Transferring as a Sophomore)
Race: Hispanic
ACT: 31
Current Major: Political Science
HS GPA: Can’t remember but pretty poor, somewhere around average unweighted.

Hope this helps you all! Good luck everybody!

No one here will be able to accurately chance you. Because you are transferring as a freshman, your HS GPA will be an important part of any transfer admissions decision.

I don’t know what you mean when you say your HS GPA was ‘pretty poor’ but if it was below a 3.5 transferring to a reach school like Vandy will be difficult, even for a URM.

What major/school are you applying to (at Vandy and everywhere else you are applying)?

Make sure that you focus your essays on what the transfer schools offer that your current school doesn’t, rather than talk about what is wrong with ASU/Barrett.

What is your budget? Do all of the schools you are applying to meet full need for transfers?

I’m not asking for any chances regarding admission. My sole purpose in starting this thread is to provide a place for other students who are interested in transferring to share their stats and outcomes. Vanderbilt is a reach school for me.

Oops, my bad. Good luck!