Hey everyone, just stumbled upon this site a while ago and I have a question.
Here's a little background info first:
I was admitted this past Spring to UT Austin/McCombs as a transfer student. At the time of applying to the university, I was unaware that I could apply to BHP simultaneously. (It was my understanding that I couldn't apply to BHP prior to being admitted to McCombs. I now know otherwise...)
Anyways, today I called the BHP office because I was curious about any possible way to be admitted to the program. I was told that freshmen or sophomore admittance were the only options and that I was basically SOL. Well, that sucks...
Now, I have read a lot of opinions about BHP vs. non-BHP recruiting on this site. Some seem like far-fetched exaggerations, and others seem fairly logical...
My goal is to go into IB. What I want to know is, does it really make that much of a difference if I am not in the BHP program? Some of the stuff I read on this site is a little nerve-racking, but logic tells me that if I distinguish myself and interview well I should be fine.