Somewhat important. If you are transferring from within the top 10 to another top 10 then you have a competitive chance. If you transfer from a tier 3 or tier 4 to a top 10 then you usually have to be one of the top 5 students not just top 5%. If you are a lateral transfer (transferring from a t10 to another t10) then you have to be in the top 15% and better to transfer. The lower your school is ranked, the higher you need to be in your class.
I read on another board that if you are from a tier 4 school, then Georgetown likes to see two semesters of grades instead of just the first semester for early decision so the decisions for those students sometimes is deterred until the summer. I guess Georgetown wants to make sure that the 1st tier grades weren't a flunk.
Just a quick question for everyone. How important is the school that you are transferring from? Is grades and class rank the most important factor or is the ranking of the school (specifically 2nd tier compared to 4th tier) a major factor?