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Transferring once Im In

rpj09rpj09 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
edited December 2008 in Vanderbilt University
I am trying to increase my chances of getting in by applying to the teaching school. But I am not sure how easy it is to transfer to another school because I do not want to stay there. I want to go to the engineering school. Should I just apply to the engineering school and hope I get in? Or should I apply to an easier school to get in and hope I can transfer?
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Replies to: Transferring once Im In

  • rpj09rpj09 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    I guess the question is if I can transfer from the Peabody School for teaching to the School of Engineering?
  • 2VU06092VU0609 Registered User Posts: 3,412 Senior Member
    If you want to do engineering, you need to start there. If your past coursework and ECs don't support a Peabody application, you'll actually be hurting your chances by applying to Peabody. The admissions folks aren't stupid about people who think this is a good strategy!
  • tphsseniortphssenior Registered User Posts: 165 Junior Member
    What 2VU0609 posted is true. Not a good strategy at all.
  • rpj09rpj09 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    well my past coursework can go either way. Also last summer I taught English to poor students in Poland. So I do have a back round in teaching. But I would rather pursue engineering so i need to know if its possible to transfer.
  • vtx0991vtx0991 Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    I considered doing the exact same thing. I already applied, EDI, and I ended up applying to the school of Engineering anyways. I had a lot of "love for kids" stand out parts on my application so I considered applying to Peabody because my scores were not up in the Engineering range. I talked to the admissions counselor that visited my school about this and she basically said that I could technically apply to Peabody and transfer into Engineering, but it is very difficult. She also said that my chances for Engineering were strengthened by the fact that I am a female, so I ultimately made the decision to apply to what I truly wanted to do at Vanderbilt.
  • rpj09rpj09 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Ok thanks, thats good to know. I did a lot of "love for kids" stuff as well. What were your scores like because I'm a male so it sounds like its more difficult. Do you know if maybe there is another school that might be easier to transfer out of and into to the School of Engineering?
  • vtx0991vtx0991 Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    Well the middle 50% for Vandy ACT was 31-34. For engineering, the average SAT last year (so I've read) was a 1450. I have like a 30 ACT and 1370 SAT, so my scores are pretty low. It might totally screw me for getting in, but I'm really hoping other parts of my application compensate, such as my class rank (top 2 %).
  • VandySAEVandySAE Registered User Posts: 232 Junior Member
    Horrible strategy not to mention inconsiderate to Vanderbilt's culture.
  • aspen88aspen88 Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    I have more than 10 engineering friends who suffer from a huge workload. Intra trasferring from other college is never a good idea for engineering school. However, Arts&Science may be considerable.
  • Alaster27Alaster27 Registered User Posts: 66 Junior Member
    Yeah that isn't a good idea. I applied ED1 to the engineering school, not thinking my scores were good enough, but i still got accepted. I applied with a 27 ACT score so I think you should apply and see what happens.
    Good Luck
  • dpattzloverdpattzlover Registered User Posts: 1,215 Senior Member
    Yeah, I think this is kind of cheating the system, not to mention it would be such a hassle to transfer once you got there.

    But I'm also a female looking at a major in Engineering at a few schools, is it really easier for females to get in?
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