if you want to be a "columbia man" or whatever, then transfer for sure. No point in sticking around if you'd rather be elsewhere. As far as journals -- who cares once your at a top 3-5 school? Avg. students there get whatever jobs they want in general...sorry about the crim grade
To the OP... apply to GULC EA, I think you can apply starting Feb.1st or sometime around there. If you get a B+ or above in your last class then you will most likely get into GULC EA.
Then finish out your 2nd semester at Tulane and if you are still balling then apply to the top 10 schools and see what happens.
If you don't get in anywhere you like then decide if you would rather be top 5% at tulane or start over at GULC.
Just got an A- in Crim. (a 3 hour class) total for year is 3.929 -- change anything?