« on: January 31, 2007, 07:01:22 AM »
First off, a disclaimer. I, nor anyone I know, have ever attempted to transfer from Widener to Temple. However, here are my thoughts...
Nothing personal but with your #'s I'd imagine you missed getting into Temple by a fairly wide margin. I understand there are extenuating circumstances with your GPA but #'s are still #'s.
Having said that, I'd imagine they would want to see you closer to the top 5-10% of your class in order to consider you as a solid transfer applicant. Remember, there are going to be any # of other students looking to transfer as well, and many of those probably have LSAT/GPA #'s that were closer to their entry requirements.
And, if you are in the top 5-10% of your class, does it really make sense to transfer? Sure, Temple has a better reputation than Widerner, but I know several people who have graduated from Widerner and are doing just fine. And if you are in the top 5-10%, I would say you'd have just as good a chance at landing a good job as you would in the top 10% of any of the other Philly area schools (minus Penn).
Anyway, just my $0.02