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Transfering to the 45 range

Transfering to the 45 range
« on: January 28, 2005, 09:24:24 PM »
Here is another one of these questions.

I want to transfer from a fourth tier school to a school ranked around 45. My GPA for the first semester was just a 3.2. Do you agree that I would need to do a lot better next semester?

My reasons for transferring just have to do with location and cost.

Re: Transfering to the 45 range
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2005, 10:39:42 PM »
well, it all depends on your class ranking. If your school hasn't released rankings yet, look at last year rankings and see where you GPA would have put you ( it's usually a good indicator). For the best chances for moving up to a top 50, aim for the the top 10% of your class. Schools tend not to care about the gpa it is aall about your class rank. Good Luck!

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Re: Transfering to the 45 range
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2005, 12:48:23 AM »
Apply.  The worst thing that can happen is that you get a rejection, but just think of the possibilities if you actually get in!

I agree with the above poster.  A 3.2 is pretty solid if your school grades on a C curve. 

Good luck!

Re: Transfering to the 45 range
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2005, 06:40:15 PM »
Thanks for the encouragement. The thing is I think we are on a B curve. I've heard that I can expect to be at 65%. I think this means I need to do a lot better.