First off, thanks in advance for any help you might give to me. It is greatly appreciated. And now to my questions, but first, a bit about me.
Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
GPA: 3.323 | Post Freshman Year GPA: 3.625
GPA: 3.947 | Rank in Class: 53/264 | SAT I: 1480 (V 680 M 800)
(I wont bog you down with HS or college activities but I think I got it more than covered.)
I was an engineering major at Stevens; I'm now switching to Chemistry at UMASS (that's the major to which I applied). Speaking of which, I've done Co-op at Stevens and worked two 8-month work terms at reputable engineering firms (I'm in the middle of the 2nd term now.) I've also started my own company, College Mattress LLC (www.collegemattress.com)
And now to the questions:
1.) When do you think I might get a response regarding my admission status? (I haven't received or heard anything from UMASS admissions. UMASS received the last missing piece of my application (paper app and personal statement) on March 22 at around 10:30 (I overnighted it.))
2.) Do you think I'll get in? (I do feel very good about it, but I was just wondering what someone else might have to say.)
3.) Am I qualified enough to gain entrance to the Honors College? (I didn't have the prerequisite 3.2 all of my semesters, but I have a strong upward trend in my grades (by semester, 2.8, 2.8, 3.4, 3.7) and I enclosed an extra couple paragraphs of a request to enter the honors program (why I wanted to by there and why they should let me in))
4.) How likely is it that I'll get some merit scholarship/aid? (I've heard most transfers don't get any, but I was just wondering what your thoughts might be.)
5.) Who do transfers normally live with and where? With other transfer students? In general housing with no special consideration at all? (i.e. just thrown into some random housing selection)
6.) Assuming I have some choice, and keeping in mind that I'm a chemistry major, where might be a good place to live? Any suggestions?
7.) Also, (and I know this is more of a specific question), what courses might I take to fulfill the med-school required 2 semesters of Biology with a lab?
ANYWAY, I know it's a bunch of stuff, but like I said, any help or information would be MUCH appreciated and helpful. Thanks again in advance and have a GREAT day.
Tom from NJ