Why..

<p>could i have been rejected?</p>

<p>I just heard back already this week..got rejected and not sure why. And I really don't want to pester them by calling because they probably won't tell me anything anyway.</p>

<p>Stats:
First choice major: COLA psychology, second choice: Natural Sciences human development
GPA: 3.44/3.93 > 3.65 overall
In state resident
31 hours </p>

<p>I'm thinking maybe they just had a lot of CAP students transferring, i think they get accepted over other transfers but not sure? I thought for sure a 3.6 would be good enough and i worked my butt off this semester but i guess it's still not good enough which is annoying. Pretty disappointed to say the least :/</p>

<p>Sorry to hear :(</p>

<p>What were your essays, ec's, lor's like? I find it hard to believe you got rejected... maybe you SHOULD call.</p>

<p>Try again for the spring, because I don't see why you didn't get in either other than they just didn't have enough spots. Sorry it wasn't good news =(</p>

<p>so where are you going now?</p>

<p>My sense is that you need more hours to transfer. Before CAP, I remember that they used to want people to have a solid GPA with between 45-60 transferable hours with many pre-reqs taken care of. I would guess its the same sentiment if you're not a CAP student. </p>

<p>If you don't get a positive response from the adcoms when you contact them, do some coursework in CC over the summer, get straight A's there and submit an updated transcript. You won't have to re-apply. They will just refigure your GPA with your existing application and new grades. I've seen people rejected in spring but then got in over the summer when they presented their updated transcripts with more hours and more A's. Good luck.</p>

<p>sorry to hear that, I too would think you are a shoe-in with that GPA.</p>

<p>What courses did you take? Were they rigorous? </p>

<p>How were your essays? </p>

<p>They don't even care about ECs for transfer students so that can't be it.</p>

<p>i think it was your hours too they want transfer students to have more hours. Why ? i dont know
good luck where ever you go</p>

<p>Maybe all of your hours didn't transfer? I can't see how you would get rejected to Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences with a 3.65 GPA. You should definitely call. Now you're making me nervous. :/</p>

<p>I think the answer to why Texas wants transfer students to have more hours is pretty simple. Many of the courses that freshmen and sophomores are required to take contain upwards of 600 people in them. Kids pretty much end up teaching themselves the requisite material for those courses. I remember in my calculus classes I definately taught myself the majority of the subject matter due to the huge class size. Even my TA's office hours were log jammed.</p>

<p>And not that the administration is overly concerned with rankings, but part of the reason why you see UT Austin ranked lower than some of its public school peers nationally is because the student to faculty ratio is so high. However the rankings change when you have completed most of the "gateway" courses that are required and everyone has filed into their major sequences. Thats why you see individual college rankings within the University are so much higher than that of the over all ranking of UT Austin. I would actually argue that going to a community college is probably a better education for you than the first two years of going to UT. It sounds counterintuitive, but other than the lack of intellectual stimulation from your peers I think its pretty true.</p>

<p>Thanks everyone. I asked them before because i was worried about my credits transferring and they said they do not look to see if your credits transfer over until you are admitted, so i don't think that could have been it. and i had a good resume, no lor's though but good essays that i had other people read over. And the courses i took were typical freshman classes..couldn't really take 300+ classes but I think all would transfer over.</p>

<p>I'm at an out-of-state school right now but i really wanted to transfer in state because it's so much cheaper. i guess i will try for spring, even though it's so inconvenient if i were to transfer then. And if they want more hours, they should say so lol. Like for UGA, you can only apply once you have finished all of your 30 hours, so you have to apply as a sophomore for spring basically, or something like that. Anyway, I just think there was too many applicants :/ I may call Monday though, not sure..but I am taking a class over the summer so that would mean more credits but I'm not sure if you can send a new transcript that late.</p>

<p>I hope they will continue to view you as an in-state resident even though you are currently going to school OOS (I'm assuming you were a Texas resident before). If you still feel that you are a resident of Texas even though you've spent two semesters outside of Texas, then try to determine whether they viewed you as in-state or OOS. I'm sure residency is a factor in their decision.</p>

<p>I'm sorry you weren't accepted :(</p>

<p>UT has had a record number of community college transfers and many CAP students so it could be they got to your file late and ran out of room, dunno if that's happened before. If UT is where you want to go then attend another schools or community college and transfer with at least a minimum of 60 hours but no more than that because UT, iirc, wants you to complete 60 of the 120 hours at UT.</p>

<p>Mystery solved. </p>

<p>Just got the official letter today and only 28 of my credits would have been accepted, one of my classes i guess wasn't transferable. So i basically didn't have enough credits so was automatically rejected :/ But i guess they DO actually check your courses to see if they transfer before they make a decision. I will have 31 credits by the end of the summer though, no idea if they will accept a transcript that late though..</p>

<p>@BK696969 i think they still considered me a instate resident, atleast it says so on my UT eid page</p>

<p>you should be able to do a spring transfer then, good luck.</p>

<p>Ahhh, so it was the credits/hours issue. You have to have 30 hours/credit before you can transfer so that was most likely the issue. I couldn't believe they would reject you unless it was how many hours/credits you have. </p>

<p>If your summer classes end before June 15th and you can send a transcript in by that time, then you will still be considered for Fall '10. Otherwise, you'll have to wait until Spring '10.</p>

<p>when i transferred the ut site said 30 hours of transferrable course credit... </p>

<p>whatever, keep up your good grades and youll be in sooner or later :)</p>

<p>why don't you take like just one class worth 3 hours in a community college during summer (that will also boost your GPA) and try to get in</p>

<p>I already had the question about adding hours on through summer school and the admissions counselor said they don't accept summer transcripts when reviewing fall 2010 applications, so she would have to use it for spring 2011.</p>

<p>do that and apply for spring, you save money and take a semester off</p>

<p>dont take a semester off, you'll fall behind</p>