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Jul 17, 2012

Transfer out to anywhere decent with a strong alumni base. You can't be picky with a 2.9. Your GPA resets, take your 2.9 to the grave and don't tell anyone.

Get a boutique investment bank internship next summer. Network with alumni like a champ. Get a 3.7+ at your new school, and you should be set.

Jul 17, 2012

Wow. This is the first time I've seen someone say "...which I'm fairly confident that I can get a 4.0 in without any problems."

By the way, 2.8 GPA is going make transferring to a top school immensely difficult.

Jul 17, 2012
Beretta:

Wow. This is the first time I've seen someone say "...which I'm fairly confident that I can get a 4.0 in without any problems."

By the way, 2.8 GPA is going make transferring to a top school immensely difficult.

Fairly confident. Not 100% sure, but I believe I have the ability and motivation to do it. I'm not sure what's so crazy about that statement, if you consider that my shitty gpa was in CS, a totally unrelated subject.

Jul 17, 2012

"An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission." Fred Allen

They're all happy its because 2.9 GPA is going to transfer to a top school.

Jul 17, 2012

Jesus, are you guys retarded? He said ~2.8 GPA

Jul 17, 2012

You need to absolutely destroy your fall semester. No questions asked. A 4.0 will give you a 3.2 when you apply which will at least give you a shot at some flagships assuming you had decent grads in HS.

Jul 17, 2012

Apply to Cornell. Their whole application process revolves more heavily around fit and other subjective areas rather than GPA, furthermore their transfer acceptance rate is the highest among the ivies, just make sure you have taken all the recommended and required courses before you transfer.

Jul 17, 2012
Futures Trader Man:

Apply to Cornell. Their whole application process revolves more heavily around fit and other subjective areas rather than GPA, furthermore their transfer acceptance rate is the highest among the ivies, just make sure you have taken all the recommended and required courses before you transfer.

You think Cornell will accept a 2.9 transfer? My friend tried to transfer into Cornell AEM from a semi-target (think JHU, Boston College...etc) with a 3.6 and was rejected.

Jul 17, 2012
Beretta:
Futures Trader Man:

Apply to Cornell. Their whole application process revolves more heavily around fit and other subjective areas rather than GPA, furthermore their transfer acceptance rate is the highest among the ivies, just make sure you have taken all the recommended and required courses before you transfer.

You think Cornell will accept a 2.9 transfer? My friend tried to transfer into Cornell AEM from a semi-target (think JHU, Boston College...etc) with a 3.6 and was rejected.

Lol. AEM is ridiculously hard to get into. You have no chance with a 2.8. If I remember correctly, AEM has single digit acceptance rate %.

Jul 17, 2012

Most colleges transfer admin is based on GPA and comparable core curriculum, and the less credits you have the higher the GPA you need to have.

If you have a 2.8 now - and will most likely need a 3.5/7 to be competitive to transfer - you are looking at 3 semesters of straight A's. Assuming 15 credit hours a semester. Given you probably have ~30 credit hours now, another 45 would boost you into Junior class standing which will cause major issues with transferring.

In all likelihood because of your bad GPA, you will need to stay at your current college for two more years then transfer to a better school if you chose fully expecting to see a good chunk of the courses you took to raise your GPA not transferring over and enrolling as a Junior (so pretty much redoing a year) and graduating in 5 years instead of 4.

On top of all that you will also need to focus on networking and obtaining internships.

Jul 17, 2012
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