I was wondering if anyone had an idea how important all the various factors were in considering a transfer admission.
For starters I am currently at the United States Air Force Academy. I came here as a recruited football player. I'm not really sure about the military, so I'm going to get out of here.
Here's the thing, I had some decent grades while playing football here, so will they take into account that I was an intercollegiate athelete when looking at my application? Also do you think that the admissions offices will take into account the fact that I've also been spending a lot of time with the military duties that being in a school such as this entails?
1st sem at USAFA I had a 3.5 GPA in-season football and this semester I think I'll have at least a 3.3. I'm taking 21.5 hours this semester and I took 15 last semester. My SAT was a 1500 (800v, 700m) and i had a 3.98 GPA unweighted with an IB diploma in high school. I had numerous ECs like nattional honor society and all-area player of the year in football.
Do you guys think that these extra things (intercollegiate athletics, varied ECs and good grades in high school) would be enough to differentiate myself from the seeming norm on here of kids with 1600SATs and who took 23 AP tests? I have managed to get a couple of really good recommendations, one from a civilian instructor and one from a Lt. Colonel. I am applying for transfer to Harvard, Yale and GA Tech.
If anyone has any thoughts or advice let me know.