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Transfers within the T14?

fsohn

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Transfers within the T14?
« on: November 03, 2008, 06:55:51 PM »
I'm currently a 1L at Cornell.  In some ways, I love it here.  I've met a lot of awesome people, have awesome professors, and am generally able to forget about the dumpishness that pervades the town most of the time.  However, for a variety of personal reasons, I'm strongly considering transferring back to my hometown of Chicago.

I guess not very many people are qualified to discourse on the subject, but does anyone know what the likelihood of either Northwestern or Chicago taking a guy like me is, or what sort of grades I'd need?  I was waitlisted at Chicago (rejected after accepting Cornell) and I didn't apply to NU.  I expect median or ever-so-slightly above median grades (not for lack of trying, but generally because I don't feel I'm amongst the top kids in my class), which would put me around 3.25.  Any advice, anyone, on what I should do?  LORs shouldn't be a problem.

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Re: Transfers within the T14?
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2008, 09:46:52 PM »
Top 15-20% to have a chance. Don't be so sure you'll be around the median. You may very well be pleasantly surprised to find yourself at the top of the class.

Re: Transfers within the T14?
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2008, 10:27:50 PM »
Top 15-20% to have a chance. Don't be so sure you'll be around the median. You may very well be pleasantly surprised to find yourself at the top of the class.

Or the bottom.  Don't count grades until they hatch, everyone keeps telling me.

Good luck to the OP.

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Re: Transfers within the T14?
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2008, 11:00:30 PM »
Top 15-20% to have a chance. Don't be so sure you'll be around the median. You may very well be pleasantly surprised to find yourself at the top of the class.

Or the bottom.  Don't count grades until they hatch, everyone keeps telling me.

Good luck to the OP.

you're that 'nervous T10 1L' i keep hearing about aren't you?

Re: Transfers within the T14?
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2008, 11:06:09 PM »
Probably not.  I rarely post on ATL.  And I'm not as nervous anymore.

Re: Transfers within the T14?
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2008, 06:01:03 AM »
Top 15-20% to have a chance. Don't be so sure you'll be around the median. You may very well be pleasantly surprised to find yourself at the top of the class.

Or the bottom.  Don't count grades until they hatch, everyone keeps telling me.

Good luck to the OP.

you're that 'nervous T10 1L' i keep hearing about aren't you?

Yes.