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Is it worth transferring?

Janie

Is it worth transferring?
« on: March 01, 2009, 09:58:33 PM »
Hi all.  Assuming I can maintain my GPA second semester, do you think it's worth it to transfer if I have an A+ average at a 25-30 school? 

Will my future be all that much brighter if i got into, say Columbia or Harvard? Or is it better to be an all-star at a lower ranked school?

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Re: Is it worth transferring?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2009, 10:04:49 PM »
YES!!! go to YALE or Harvard! 100 times worth it!!

Re: Is it worth transferring?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2009, 07:58:35 AM »
transfer

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Re: Is it worth transferring?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2009, 10:13:50 AM »
Hi all.  Assuming I can maintain my GPA second semester, do you think it's worth it to transfer if I have an A+ average at a 25-30 school? 

Will my future be all that much brighter if i got into, say Columbia or Harvard? Or is it better to be an all-star at a lower ranked school?

Completely contingent on what you want to do. Are you in the legal market you want to be in? Do you want to get into academia, clerkships, etc.? You have to keep in mind you will probably be going to school for free, assuming your school will offer you a scholarship. If you transfer you will pay tag price. But, if you got into Yale or Harvard, which it looks like you will, the debt is normally worth it.

I still say that if you are in the legal market you want to be in, it may not make sense to completely uproot and move.

Re: Is it worth transferring?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2009, 01:52:47 PM »
If you ended up going to Fordham per your prior posts, it's absolutely worth it to transfer to one of Yale or Harvard, regardless of your future ambitions.