I'm currently wrapping up my first year at McGill University in Montreal, where I'm studying English. I'm interested in transferring -- either as a junior or as soon as next spring -- to a school where I can study creative writing or screenwriting, and I was wondering if anyone could offer some insight on what this entails. The Transfer Admissions 101 post was helpful but I thought I might benefit from some direct advice. I hope this post is okay and that I put it in the right forum!
My grades in both high school and university have been decent, if not particularly spectacular... I'm hovering somewhere around a 3.0 GPA. My SAT score was 2100 and my ACT score was 31, so again -- decent, but not great. Ideally I'd like to apply somewhere that considers portfolios too, because I think my actual writing will help my chances at acceptance more than my grades/scores.
I'd love to hear some opinions about what schools to look at as well as any other advice you think is pertinent. I should add that although I live in Canada right now, I'm from San Francisco and I want to go back to the US, be it California or somewhere else.