I’m currently a rising sophomore at Stony Brook University majoring in computer science. When I was a senior in high school, I applied to many top schools but was rejected/wailisted despite having a 1500 SAT score, 4.0 GPA, unique essay, and dedicated extracurriculars. This led me to attend Stony brook, which was my safety school.
The summer after high school graduation, I did a software engineering internship at educational technology company, where my supervisors were Yale and Columbia grads. This summer, after my freshman year of college, I am doing another software engineering internship at a technology company that focuses on maintaining digital security and fraud prevention. I am also on the executive board of Stony brook’s computer science club.
However, my GPA is not that good since it’s less than 3.5. I was wondering what my chances are for transferring to a top school (ex. Johns Hopkins, Yale, NYU, Cornell, Brown, Boston Univeristy) given the internships related to my degree, possible rec letter, and club board member position. Also, what can I do to increase my chances of transferring and when should I apply to transfer.
Thank you in advance.