I was wondering if anyone on these forums could give me any insight into transferring into UT Austin.
I completed my freshman and sophomore years at University of St. Thomas in Houston. It is a school with a huge core curriculum so it was a bit challenging. (On top of that, I was also in the honors program.)
I managed a 3.25 with 57 hours complete.
After all that, I decided UST simply didn't offer what I wanted. I started looking around and discovered UT's School of Social Work. Wow, just what I wanted!
Well, I realized it was too late to apply for Fall admission. I withdrew from UST because, honestly, if I had attended this fall I'd simply have wasted money on classes with credits that probably wouldn't have transferred to UT (higher level theology and the like.) (There are also a few personal reasons: I have been living on my own, working 40 hours a week and attending school full time. It takes a toll and, had I attempted to do that again this semester, my grades may have sunk lower.) Instead, I am volunteering my time and trying to get a spot as an intern at a law firm.
In the meantime, I have just finished up my application, putting the final touches on my essays and waiting on my recommendation letter, but I just wanted to hear from some of you guys:
Do my chances at getting in seem realistic?
If no, what should I do? Apply to a Community College for spring and try transferring to UT again in Fall? Apply to St. Edwards too?
Also: Is the school of social Work a really popular school? Is it over crowded? Do they actually need more students? (I tried asking these questions to a lovely lady via the phone last week. She didnt know.)
Anyway, thans for your time! (And thanks in advance for being honest y'all.)