Posting on here about "chances of transferring" or "advice" seems as useful as a 3rd nipple but it feels good to get some feedback from peers whether positive or negative. I received my unofficial ranking as a first year PT student and I am toying with the idea of transferring. My grades were Contracts (A), Torts (A-), LRW (B-) and Crim (B+). That gives me a 3.43 gpa and puts me in the top 20% of my class. My school only ranks in blocks of 10% so I can't tell you if I'm in the 10.1% or 20% and sadly enough, I'll never know. I want to shoot for GULC PT mainly because if I were to transfer I would only leave my school for a really good out of state school or a good regional school in California. The only top schools I know with PT programs are GULC and GW. GULC has Early Action Apps for transfer students so I was considering sending in an App for EA. Now to my real question...I know top 20% is not strong enough for GULC PT but should I apply anyway as EA with only Fall semester grades or wait until end of spring and hope to make it to top 10% and then apply? The problem with waiting until the spring is that seats get filled from all the EA apps. Any suggestions?
P.S. I attend at T3 in Cali and I do not have a compelling reason for wanting to transfer to GULC other than the fact that I'd love to live in DC and the school would open more doors for me. I ultimately want to work in academia and knowing how competitive that can be I would rather have a T1 on my resume than a T3.