Hi, I am a current freshman at Northwestern University.
As a HS senior, I applied to UPenn and was denied admission. It was my top choice and even after being at NU and trying it out, it became clear that it is definitely not the school for me. Penn's architectural program is still a large interest to me (I'm a pre-med), and being in Chicago is too cold/too far (from NJ). Those reasons, along with research opportunities in fields I am very interested in, are only available at Penn. However, I was reading the Penn transfer page and it read "Students who have been denied admission to Penn are strongly advised not to reapply after only one semester." While some people take it to mean the time between freshmen and sophomore year, others see it as HS senior to freshman year. Because at NU there is a quarter system, by the time I apply, I will nearly be done with 2 quarters. I would just like to know if the above statement applies to me, and if it does and I apply, how detrimental would it be?