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Transferring from Penn State to UPenn?

Hi folks! I'm currently a freshman at Penn State and I'm seriously considering attempting to transfer to UPenn next year. Has anyone here gone through the process? What kind of things do they look for in successful transfer applicants?

7 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're considering transferring to UPenn! While I don't have personal experience with the transfer process, I can provide some insights into what it takes to be a successful transfer applicant.

First, your academic performance is crucial. UPenn, like most selective schools, will expect strong grades and course rigor. As a transfer applicant, your college GPA becomes very important - try to maintain a high GPA (>3.5) and excel in challenging courses. Additionally, if your high school record is strong, that could help as well.

Second, your reasons for transferring are important. When writing your application, be sure to articulate why UPenn is a better fit for you in terms of academic opportunities, resources, campus culture, or future goals. Avoid focusing solely on prestige or name recognition, as these reasons may appear superficial.

Third, continue your involvement in extracurricular activities. Admissions officers appreciate transfer applicants who not only excel academically but are also active participants in their community. Try maintaining or even expanding your extracurricular involvement while at Penn State to demonstrate your commitment and ability to contribute to UPenn's campus life.

Lastly, strong letters of recommendation can make a difference. Choose professors who know you well and can speak to your academic abilities, work ethic, and personal qualities. This will help underscore your narrative and demonstrate your potential to succeed at UPenn.

Each transfer situation is unique but demonstrating your potential and fit for UPenn will be crucial in the application process. Good luck!

7 months ago

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