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Transfer chances to Harvard, NYU, UPenn, Johns Hopkins or Yale

alan707415alan707415 Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
edited January 2008 in Transfer Students

California State University, Chico
Major: Political Science w/ option in Legal Studies
Overall GPA: 3.867

Honors Seminars Taken:
United States History
American Government

Community Legal Information Center-CLIC (Paralegal intern)
Educational Opportunity Program Honor Society - Vice President, Historian

Fall 2006/ Spring 2007/ Fall 2008 Dean's List
Paul DiGirolamo Memorial Scholarship
Educational Opportunity Program Outstanding Student Award
Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society
The National Scholars Honor Society
Honors Program at CSU Chico

Special Projects:
Conducted Community-based action research project. May be given public recognition (received an A in the class)

High School Record:
Was not very focused in high school. Matured during senior year in high school and became much more focused on my academics and my future. Would have applied to Harvard, UC Berkeley, but my grades made me reluctant about applying and wasting the application fee.

GPA: 2.8
SAT: Very Poor
EC: Student Leadership
Candy Festival Volunteer
Representative at Student Leadership Conference for FSUSD
Student Activities Office volunteer
Post edited by alan707415 on

Replies to: Transfer chances to Harvard, NYU, UPenn, Johns Hopkins or Yale

  • alan707415alan707415 Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    Location:Born and raised in the Bay Area (city located east of San Francisco near Vallejo. Population about 100,000, mild violence, some bad neighborhoods)
    Ethnicity: African-American
    Income: middle-class (some minor financial struggles)
  • wayward_trojanwayward_trojan Registered User Posts: 1,301 Senior Member
    Your SATs could hurt you, but your GPA is solid. Chances are okay, but Ivies are such a crapshoot. I'd add some safeties.
  • Twenty8Twenty8 Registered User Posts: 476 Member
    I agree with wayward_trojan. Because each of those schools is so selective, it's possible you could get turned down from all of them, especially without having a strong SAT/ACT score. Just something to keep in mind if you feel you must transfer.

    Best of luck :)
  • ivy-transferivy-transfer Registered User Posts: 369 Member
    Just apply anyway; you never know if you never try
  • bostonbene23bostonbene23 Registered User Posts: 211 Junior Member
    how bad is "very bad"? I think American University would be a good match.
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