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Transfer Student... Is it possible?

StegosaurusStegosaurus Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
edited December 2012 in University of Pennsylvania
CC Community -

Greetings! I'm not an active user of CC by any means, but you all seem to be quite the experts on this sort of thing. Here's my deal.

I'm presently a sophomore at a small liberal arts school in Ohio. After a year and a half of being here, I know it's not the right environment; I don't feel stimulated, challenged or anything like the people that I'm around. I'm wondering if transferring somewhere like Penn is even realistic. Here's what's up:

SAT: 2260 (800 Math, 680 Writing, 680 CR)
HS GPA: 3.8
College GPA: 3.76
- Grades have been almost entirely A's in very Music-based classes.
Activities: Extremely active in College Democrats, LOTS of music stuff on campus, good leadership credentials, tons of professional experience including a stint playing Off-Broadway
I like to think I'm a pretty interesting person, but a thoroughly lost student. I have always been attracted to Penn but... intimidated? I'd like to give it a shot for 2013 Transfer Admission.

Thoughts? Advice? I'm looking at the Networked & Social Systems program.. I've programmed the entire online social media effort for my school.

Basically... does this seem feasible? My fate is in your hands, friends. Thank you for reading!
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Replies to: Transfer Student... Is it possible?

  • wayward_trojanwayward_trojan Registered User Posts: 1,301 Senior Member
    Yes, yes, and yes. I transferred to Penn from USC in 2008, and it was the best decision I ever made. My stats were very similar to yours (also active in music!), though admittedly my SAT score was slightly lower. Feel free to PM me if you have specific questions or you need any help with the transfer essays, as I'd be happy to offer it. Penn is a very transfer-friendly school, and I miss it all the time.
  • AaronGalesAaronGales Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    Extreme activity in College Democrats alone should justify admission :)

    If I'm accepted to Penn, I wonder how many fellow Wartonites/Huntsmanites would be Penn Democrats...
  • Danimals510Danimals510 Registered User Posts: 57 Junior Member
    Errr, your SAT score doesn't add up...
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