Transfer from BC to Notre Dame Mendoza?

Boston College freshman (non-Carroll) wondering if I should try to transfer to Notre Dame. I will probably have a 3.7-3.8 GPA in math/econ. I know ND is the superior school in terms of recruiting, just not sure if the marginal benefit is worth the hassle of transferring. Pros: Closer to home, better school, didn't lose 44-0 last Saturday, confident I can craft a strong story/softs in my app, good test score; Cons: Transferring seems like a pretty tiring and complicated process and I'm unsure it's worth jeopardizing the friendships w/ peers/faculty i've built here.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
7d

Transferred from BC after my freshman year to an ivy. If you enjoy your experience at BC at all then I would tell you to stay. I hated my freshman year at BC and still regret transferring sometimes, so if you have good friends and relationships there currently you would very likely regret leaving for ND.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
7d

Lol former BC student who also hated my freshman year. Agree with the comment above - if you like BC than stay, if not just transfer. Only regret I have is not being a finance major anymore

3d
Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:

if you like BC than stay

then

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

  • VP in PE - Other
3d

I wouldn't transfer just because you think it'll be better for recruiting. That may be true but it's not night and day. BC still has a strong recruiting presence. I'd only transfer if ND was your dream school or you didn't like it at BC.

What if you transfer and you end up hating it? Too many variables and if you already like it at BC then just stay put.

7d
monkey502, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Not meant to discourage, but have heard that <3.9 makes it incredibly hard to transfer to targets or high semi-targets (e.g., ND). Also, might be difficult to craft your story as to why your transferring, since BC and ND have similar vibes, and assume it'd be hard to BS something for religious reasons.

  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
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