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Transfer to HYSCC
« on: June 11, 2005, 11:11:28 PM »
What would it take, say for a student attending a top 25 school, for her to transfer to Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Columbia or Chicago after her first year--would she need to place in the top 5 percent, top 10percent of her class?

Just want everyone's idea

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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2005, 11:33:47 PM »
I was wondering the same thing.  Does anyone have an answer?

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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2005, 11:58:59 PM »
If you are already at a top 25 school, then it's considered a lateral transfer. You are already at highly ranked school and you are just moving up the food chain. If you are a lateral transfer then you need a top 10% for Columbia, etc. For Chicago it depends how high up the top 25, your school is. If your school is ranked like #17 then top 10% should do. If your school is ranked #23, then you might need top 5%. Harvard only take transfer students who were intially waitlisted the previous year and later rejected. Or people who were accepted but turned down the schools for whatever reason. It's clearly stated in their applications that your prelaw stats should be within the range of being accepted as a 1L. Then they look at your first year grades. It's a twofold process. Yales takes 10 to 12 transfers out of 80 to 120 applications. Stanford takes 5 to 10 transfers out of 80 to 100 applications.

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Re: Transfer to HYSCC
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2005, 12:37:43 AM »
If you are already at a top 25 school, then it's considered a lateral transfer. You are already at highly ranked school and you are just moving up the food chain. If you are a lateral transfer then you need a top 10% for Columbia, etc. For Chicago it depends how high up the top 25, your school is. If your school is ranked like #17 then top 10% should do. If your school is ranked #23, then you might need top 5%. You can forget about the trinity--Stanford, Yale and Harvard. Those three schools only take transfer students who were intially waitlisted the previous year and later rejected. Or people who were accepted but turned down the schools for whatever reason. Those three schools state clearly in their applications that your prelaw stats should be within the range of being accepted as a 1L. Then they look at your first year grades. It's a twofold process.


thanks for your opinion. with that said, do you think it possible to receive some kind of scholarship money from either columbia or chicago (if you're in the top 5% from a t25) ?

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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2005, 11:25:55 AM »
I know for a fact that Chicago does not give scholarship money to transfer students. Your acceptance to Chicago (in their eyes) is enough. I don't know about Columbia but I doubt it. The only top 15 schools I heard that give aid outside of loans to transfers is Michigan, UCLA and I think Boalt. By and large, the top schools don't give scholarships to transfer students. They figure that you will pay full price for the access to the opportunities.

thanks for your opinion. with that said, do you think it possible to receive some kind of scholarship money from either columbia or chicago (if you're in the top 5% from a t25) ?
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2005, 12:35:50 AM »
If you are already at a top 25 school, then it's considered a lateral transfer. You are already at highly ranked school and you are just moving up the food chain. If you are a lateral transfer then you need a top 10% for Columbia, etc. For Chicago it depends how high up the top 25, your school is. If your school is ranked like #17 then top 10% should do. If your school is ranked #23, then you might need top 5%. You can forget about the trinity--Stanford, Yale and Harvard. Those three schools only take transfer students who were intially waitlisted the previous year and later rejected. Or people who were accepted but turned down the schools for whatever reason. Those three schools state clearly in their applications that your prelaw stats should be within the range of being accepted as a 1L. Then they look at your first year grades. It's a twofold process.


On the elusive transfer admit at YHS:

Assuming you were a WL candidate at YHS, and ended up at MVP... what do you think you'd have to acheive your first year?  Would top 5% be enough?

Additionally, does your UGPA matter at all once you've got 1L grades for purposes of transferring up, or is it only 1L and (to a lesser extent) LSAT?

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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2005, 01:43:25 AM »
Top 5 to 10% should be enough if you were waitlisted at YHS the previous year. For most law schools, the UGPA and LSAT have less importance but for the Trinity, your GPA/LSAT has to be in the range for you to have been accepted or waitlisted the previous year. It's right there on their websites under transfer applicants. So if you were waitlisted at YHS but got into MVP and did well there, then you have a great shot at YHS. There's a guy on the transfer board who was waitlisted by Harvard the previous year and he went to top 50 school and did really well. He applied to the Trinity as a transfer student: he wasn't accepted to Stanford and Yale but he got into Harvard as a transfer.

If you are already at a top 15 school then you just need to be in the top 10% to transfer up. So if you are at Michigan and want to go to Chicago or NYU then you just need to be in the top 10%. It's called a lateral transfer.

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On the elusive transfer admit at YHS:

Assuming you were a WL candidate at YHS, and ended up at MVP... what do you think you'd have to acheive your first year?  Would top 5% be enough?

Additionally, does your UGPA matter at all once you've got 1L grades for purposes of transferring up, or is it only 1L and (to a lesser extent) LSAT?
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2005, 11:43:34 AM »
Top 5 to 10% should be enough if you were waitlisted at YHS the previous year. For most law schools, the UGPA and LSAT have less importance but for the Trinity, your GPA/LSAT has to be in the range for you to have been accepted or waitlisted the previous year. It's right there on their websites under transfer applicants. So if you were waitlisted at YHS but got into MVP and did well there, then you have a great shot at YHS. There's a guy on the transfer board who was waitlisted by Harvard the previous year and he went to top 50 school and did really well. He applied to the Trinity as a transfer student: he wasn't accepted to Stanford and Yale but he got into Harvard as a transfer.

If you are already at a top 15 school then you just need to be in the top 10% to transfer up. So if you are at Michigan and want to go to Chicago or NYU then you just need to be in the top 10%. It's called a lateral transfer.

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On the elusive transfer admit at YHS:

Assuming you were a WL candidate at YHS, and ended up at MVP... what do you think you'd have to acheive your first year?  Would top 5% be enough?

Additionally, does your UGPA matter at all once you've got 1L grades for purposes of transferring up, or is it only 1L and (to a lesser extent) LSAT?
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One other sidenote:  Stanford says it only accepts applicants to the extent that it has vacancies in the class.  Yet it appears there are some years where they have NO vacancies in their class.

In these years, could it be possible *gasp* that they accept NOBODY as a transfer?  Or do you think that's there to keep the number of transfer apps down?

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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2005, 01:19:17 PM »
Top 5 to 10% should be enough if you were waitlisted at YHS the previous year. For most law schools, the UGPA and LSAT have less importance but for the Trinity, your GPA/LSAT has to be in the range for you to have been accepted or waitlisted the previous year. It's right there on their websites under transfer applicants. So if you were waitlisted

actually, ONLY Harvard's website says that. Yale or Stanford's transfer guidelines don't say anything about a transfer applicant needing to have an LSAT/GPA combo that would've been waitlisted at their schools for entrance as a 1L. Are you just assuming that, because Harvard is that difficult for transfers, that Yale and Stanford have to be by default? Or do you actually have a source for this information?

here's the link:

http://www.law.yale.edu/outside/html/Admissions/admis-jdtransfer.htm

all they say that's required is an undergrad degree and a year at an accredited law school.

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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2005, 01:28:27 PM »
Hey guys.

I've been reading your posts and wondered if any of you have time for a phone interview or interview via email if it is more convenient. I am a reporter for Pre-Law Magazine and am in DIRE need of some law school students (Preferably 2) that use/used  the U.S. News and World Reports rankings to decide on a school or if you are transfering, how it plays into your decision.  If you are happy with your choice or why you want to transfer.......
School is out for summer and I can't seem to get in touch with students through the universities.
Please contact me if you can do this. It won't take long and it will be published in next months issue. It also looks impressive in a resume portfolio to have your name in print, especially in a law magazine.
Thanks!
my email is Nichole@cypressmagazines.com