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Northwestern Fall 2011 Transfer Thread

ChicagoBears1ChicagoBears1 Registered User Posts: 598 Member
edited January 2012 in Transfer Students
Didn't see one posted so I figured I'd start one.

3.94 UW GPA
Top 6% class rank
29 ACT

Tier 1 university (after 1 quarter):
3.88 GPA
Took 5 classes (2 of them being honors classes)
University honors program
University honors accounting program

Volunteer work: Arizona Attorney General's Office, Inspiration Corporation (Chicago)
Work experience: 12 months at a movie theater, 5 months at Discover Financial Services
Awards: Dean's Scholar award recipient, Arizona Academic Scholar, Honor roll (all 4 years of high school)
Clubs/Organizations: Frosh and JV football, Member of Assyrian-Chaldean-Syriac Student Movement (Chicago), school's honors student government, PricewaterhouseCoopers honors program, accounting club, and the Midwestern association of Hispanic accountants (I'm not Hispanic but the club doesn't require one to be)

Although I'm currently an Econ/Accounting major, I plan on changing my second major to math.

Any others applying to NU for the upcoming fall quarter?
Post edited by ChicagoBears1 on

Replies to: Northwestern Fall 2011 Transfer Thread

  • minnie328minnie328 Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    I am also applying for the fall 2010 quarter, but as a Journalism major!
  • incogneato2incogneato2 Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    I too applied for CAS Economics at Northwestern!

    After 3 semesters at T1 Regional LAC:
    3.92 GPA @ 67 Credits
    Six 300-400 level business courses (And honors)
    Director of Finances and Investments within College's Business Club
    College Republicans President
    Internship at State Capitol of Colorado
    Two short internships at Tech Firms
    Division 2 tennis athlete
    Foundation of Economic Education Scholar
    High Honor Roll every semester
    100+ community outreach hours
    Student Gov Assoc. Senator
    Teaching Assistant of Entry level BUS courses
  • ChicagoBears1ChicagoBears1 Registered User Posts: 598 Member
    ^You already applied?
  • incogneato2incogneato2 Registered User Posts: 16 New Member

    I had a bunch of schools that I was applying to and their deadlines were on Jan 1, So I decided to turn them all in considering how busy I get during the year. Why do you ask?
  • ChicagoBears1ChicagoBears1 Registered User Posts: 598 Member
    Just wondering. Did you apply for the spring quarter?
  • minnie328minnie328 Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    Okay, my stats are definitely a bit lower than both of yours, but I still hope that I have a chance!!

    Transferring from the University of Missouri (Journalism) with at 3.7 GPA after one semester.
    College ECs: I work as a production assistant for the local NBC affiliate, also in Magazine Club, and member of floor and hall government.

    27 ACT
    3.4 HS GPA
    HS EC:Two year dance captain of show choir (in show choir for three years total), captain of color guard (member for four years), four years of choir, four years of drama club, thirteen years of Girl Scouts, three years of Tri-M Music Honor Society.

    Does anyone know what the admission rate for Medill is??
  • ChicagoBears1ChicagoBears1 Registered User Posts: 598 Member
    ^Not sure but I believe it's around 30% for all transfers.
  • incogneato2incogneato2 Registered User Posts: 16 New Member

    1) I am applying for Fall 2011 Admissions.
    2) Do you think I have a pretty good shot for transfer admissions to CAS Econ? It's my first choice and honestly dream school!
    3) Hope you like Cutler... He's my favorite player in the NFL. Left Denver the year I got there for college.
  • zaqwsx170zaqwsx170 Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    I'm applying for biomedical engineering at Northwestern.

    High school GPA: 3.2ish/4
    SAT/ACT: 2280/34
    Subject tests: 800MathII 800Chem

    I'm a freshman right now, and so far I have a 4.0. But I don't have any college ECs.
  • ChicagoBears1ChicagoBears1 Registered User Posts: 598 Member
    incogneato - I believe you're a very competitive applicant. Regarding Cutler, I think he has all the talent in the world but I'm skeptical of his decision-making. I'm rather surprised since he went to Vandy. You would think he would be smarter eh?
  • minnie328minnie328 Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    Gotcha, thanks @chicagobears1!!
  • incogneato2incogneato2 Registered User Posts: 16 New Member

    Yes, Cutler's decision making abilities are hit or miss. He either looks like a pro bowler or non-league worthy (last year). Regardless, he is still my favorite player! Hoping that if I end up at NW, I can bring my jersey to games!

    On a separate note, what is transfer financial aid like? NW states that they are Full need met, so is cost of attendance just COA-EFC= Aid? I've heard from some that FA at NW is not full need me? Any comments would be great.
  • mashe1691mashe1691 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    How much value do you guys think an ACT score has on whether or not NU will admit you into the communications program? I had a 3.8 in highschool with NHS, Spanish Honors Society, and editor of our newspaper. At the University of Illinois, I finished a year and a half with a 3.75. I intern at a sports website and I've worked for the Big Ten Network. I'm also in the honors program. I'm a HORRIBLE standardized test taker though.
  • ChicagoBears1ChicagoBears1 Registered User Posts: 598 Member
    ^It's not weighted as heavily if you're a rising junior.
  • caddyshack2323caddyshack2323 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Hey Guys I'm also trying to transfer to NU this upcoming fall:

    24 ACT
    Extras: homecoming/turnabout/prom court, captain of the golf team, student leadership.

    Univ of Iowa
    Extras: All conference golfer, dean's list, athletic directors honor roll, honors program

    I'm also Cuban so hopefully that helps, recently my parents have gotten ill so I have come home and NU is only 30 minutes away from home.

    I wish my ACT would have gone a little better but it's my dream school so I thought I'd give it a shot!
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