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Is it easier to transfer into an Ivy League school rather than applying as a freshman?

Hey everyone, I've heard that it might be easier to get into an Ivy League school by transferring after freshman year at another university. Is this true? I'm a junior with a 3.85 unweighted GPA and a 32 ACT score. If I don't get in as a freshman applicant, should I consider transferring later? I'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences!

9 months ago

Hello! I understand that getting into an Ivy League school is a significant goal, and it's natural to explore different paths. While there's a common belief that transferring might be easier, the truth is that Ivy League transfer acceptance rates are typically lower than regular admissions rates. It's important to remember that each university's transfer policy varies, and the class size, space availability, and other factors are considered while admitting transfer students.

With your current GPA and ACT scores, you might be a competitive applicant, but keep in mind that Ivy League schools have a holistic approach to admissions. They'll also consider your extracurricular activities, essays, and recommendation letters. It could be helpful to continue working on improving your application, regardless of whether you apply as a freshman or a transfer student.

Remember that there are many excellent non-Ivy institutions where you could thrive and succeed. Best of luck on your college journey!

9 months ago

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