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Transfer Chances?

Knights09Knights09 Registered User Posts: 1,739 Senior Member
I am looking at potentially transferring to UNC Chapel Hill next year. I will be a sophomore transfer for Fall 2010.

I was a slacker my freshman and sophomore years, and didn't really get the whole "working to get to college" thing until it was too late to help me.

I went to a top private school in Atlanta (my class' average SAT was 1300+) and finished high school with an 3.53 weighted GPA on a 5.0 scale. I got a 32 on my ACTs though.

I took 4 APs, getting two 5s (US and Art History), a 4 (English Lit) and a 3 (Environmental Science), then went off to a large out of state flagship in the Southeast.

I'm not sure this is the place for me for various reasons and I think I want to put out some transfer applications to give myself some options. Honestly if I hadn't slacked in high school UNC would have probably been my first choice of school. Why not try to make it happen?

I got a 4.0 in my first semester. I'm vice president of my residence hall, am involved with a religious group on campus, and will be named to the President's Honor List for this semester.

In high school, I was vice president of my class my senior year, played varsity lacrosse for 4 years (Captain senior year, won Coaches' Award for Leadership twice), won the Headmaster's Award my senior year, wasn an AP Scholar with Honor, was a Peer Leader (one of 16 seniors that mentored groups of freshmen), and was very involved with the same religious organization that I do in college.

Do I have a chance at UNC?
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Replies to: Transfer Chances?

  • ArtemisDeaArtemisDea Registered User Posts: 643 Member
    Your GPA is crippling. See my other post about getting into UNC with below a 4.0 weighted.
  • TonyBallioniTonyBallioni Registered User Posts: 383 Member
    I think for transfers the look more at college GPA than high school, so I wouldn't call it crippling, if you can keep your GPA up I would say you have a shot.
  • pierrelourenspierrelourens Registered User Posts: 131 Junior Member
    You won't know unless you try and you'll regret never trying.

    So try. Who knows?
  • ATHLETICS6ATHLETICS6 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    I am applying as a junior transfer from a junior college in NC...please let me know what you think my chances are!

    High school:
    3.0 unweighted, 3.3 weighted GPA (slacker)

    College:
    3.83 GPA (around 56 transferrable credits)
    Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
    Varsity Baseball (2 Letters)
    Academic Award
    Scholar Athlete

    Extracurricular: Multiple volunteer activities (coaching, charity walks, food drives, etc.)

    Completion of AA Degree in May

    Great letter of recomendations/strong essays
  • in_a_panicin_a_panic Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    ATHLETICS6: I'd say you are in. I transferred in from a NC Community College with a lower GPA than you (3.78) and fewer extracurriculars and no awards.
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