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Do Ivy League schools look favorably upon community college transfer students?

Hey everyone! I'm currently at a community college and want to transfer to an Ivy League school after completing my associate degree. Do Ivy Leagues look favorably upon transfer students from community colleges, or do they mainly accept transfers from other four-year institutions? Thank you!

9 months ago

Hello! It's great to hear that you're considering transferring to an Ivy League institution. While it is true that Ivy League schools do accept a smaller percentage of transfer students compared to many other universities, they do consider and admit transfer students from community colleges as well as four-year institutions.

The key to a successful transfer application is demonstrating your academic and personal growth during your time at community college, and showcasing how that makes you a competitive candidate for the Ivy League schools you’re interested in. Admission at these schools is holistic, which means they assess not only your academic achievements, but also your extracurricular involvement, leadership, and fit for their campus culture.

Ultimately, your chances will depend on your individual accomplishments and the strength of your application. Best of luck in your transfer application process!

9 months ago

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