IU Kelley Transfer Prospects
I am currently a freshman direct-admit at IU's Kelley School of Business looking to transfer.
I have almost completed the first semester, and I'm fairly certain I will end with a 4.0 (currently have above 96% in all of my classes, even with 18 credit hours. None of my finals seem difficult). I am involved in 6 clubs, a business fraternity, and have established leadership roles (only freshman with board positions in 2 of the clubs and pledge class president). I am a part-time intern at a consulting firm and have been a finalist in multiple case competitions.
While I feel Kelley does an excellent job preparing students for the business world, having 2,700 students in my class makes the program feel too much like an assembly line. I am looking to transfer to target schools for IB (Wharton, Stern, Ross, Mcdonough, McIntire, Duke, Dyson).
The main issue is that my high school GPA is very low (~3.55 UW, 3.85 W). My high school test scores were also pretty low (31 ACT), but I recently retook the ACT with minimal studying and got a 35. I believe I can study more and achieve a 36. Much of this underachievement was due to intense mental health and identity issues that I addressed during the pandemic, and my growth followed instantly.
How realistic are my selections? Is there anything I can do to prove my growth as a student and hopefully overshadow my high school grades?