Cornell transfer option human ecologyOn 21.10.2020 by Fenriran
How hard is the guaranteed transfer option transition? Not really, unless you're interacting with conceited dicks who still think high school matters - nobody should want to interact with these people anyways.
As a sophomore transfer, I feel like there is a stigma at least for me personally Honestly though, trysteroflugelhorn lol funny namehits all the points. Socially, it has been such a horrible transition. But in the end, I don't regret coming here. And even if people "look down" on me for being a transfer, I'm doing well even better than people who came here freshman year so I could hardly care about what these aholes have to say about me lol I transferred.
A ton of people at Cornell also transfer given the nature of some of the programs and such, so you won't really feel isolated.
Cornell Class of 2021 Guaranteed Transfer Discussion Thread
It's certainly not as easy as coming here as a freshman surrounded by a bajillion other freshman also trying to make friends - but it's definitely manageable. You have to try a tiny bit to put yourself out there and meet people - clubs, greek life if you're into itetc. As long as you're not incredibly reserved I think you'll adjust fine. The difficult part was going from 14th grade in a SUNY school to a real academic institution. Pre-vet was cutthroat, probably worse than pre-med since everyone is gunning for the 80 spots available at the CVM.
Ochem and physics are not for the ill-prepared. Biology just sucks all around. I knew a guy in my high school. Went to Stony Brook, got a 3.A Day In My Life at Cornell University
He even visited my spring semester and sat with me in Gen Chem, thinking it was guaranteed transfer. Maybe he did something stupid at Stony like underage drinking and got caught or something, but I'd say be smart your freshman year and don't do anything dumb. It's not completely a guarantee. Thus they rejected him for that reason.I would consider myself to have had an atypical college application process. I applied to all of the prestigious schools that my high school credentials aligned with, only to find myself with a lot of waitlists, deferrals, and ultimately, rejections.
However, a few days after getting a rejection letter from Cornell University, I got another notice that in fact, I had not been completely rejected. This meant that after completing my freshman year at any other school of my choice, I would have the opportunity to receive an ivy league education. I now realize that perhaps my decision would have been easier if there was more literature online with firsthand, real-talk experiences with it.
But alas, there is not; so I want to do the best I can to explain why only a few weeks into my first semester here, I can say with certainty that transferring to Cornell was the best decision I have ever made. On the surface, the decision to take this offer seems quite obvious. Who would deny an education from Cornell University, even if it meant waiting a year to get there? But it was definitely not that simple. As my senior year of high school came to a close, I watched as my friends celebrated their acceptances, purchasing a myriad of college merchandise and getting so hyped about the next four years at their respective schools.
On May 1st I committed to Binghamton University, a school that I had no interest in at the time, but that made logical sense to attend given that I could pay state tuition for a year before going to Cornell. Everyone told me I was going to fall in love with Binghamton and never want to leave. Freshman year of college is unlike any experience leading up to it.
You are finally independent of your parents; you are responsible for yourself socially, academically, mentally, and physically. That being said, the memories you make with the people you meet during this time are unforgettable, and you create bonds that are nearly impossible to break.
So as it came time for me to make a decision about taking my guaranteed transfer option to Cornell, I was extremely hesitant. Why would I leave a school that made me so happy? Ultimately, I realized that going to a university such as Cornell was an opportunity that I could not pass up. However, this did not lessen the fact that I was really nervous to leave the comfort of my friends behind and start anew. I wish I knew beforehand just how many people were going to be in the exact same position as I was when I got to Cornell.
Upon arrival, I immediately was immersed into a community of hundreds of transfer students. I got involved in a myriad of different clubs and organizations, and everyone was so welcoming and eager to make new friends. I now walk around Cornell with an infectious smile because I am studying something I love on such a beautiful campus with a motivated student body surrounding me.
I learned that I could not have stayed at my previous university just for the social aspect; as much as I may have felt at home there, I look forward to creating a new home here. Find the goodness of this moment—in a book, in powerful words, in a comforting image, through the writers and artists you love and all that you hold dear.
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More From Thought Catalog. Get our newsletter every Friday! You're in! Follow Thought Catalog. Post to Cancel.Welcome to the information page for students who received a transfer option letter from the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell. Below is additional information. To be a competitive transfer applicant as a sophomore, you should pursue a full-time curriculum taking at least 8 courses in the liberal arts and sciences.
Successful transfer applicants to our college typically have a grade point average of at least 3. You are welcome to contact our office to discuss your college choices and if you have questions about course selection.
No, you do not need to do anything at this time. If you are interested in applying to the college, you will apply later this year.
You should take whatever your school defines as a full load of courses in a variety of subjects in the liberal arts and sciences. You might want to include at least one course in writing, further your competence in a foreign language, and explore possible majors. The admissions committee likes to see a broad, liberal arts and sciences curriculum. For more information, please contact our Transfer Coordinator, Tam Shapiro as-transfer cornell.
Students must set up an applicant account by clicking on the Applicant link next to "Don't have an account? We will waive the usual application fee. The TO application must be submitted electronically. I received a transfer option letter from the College of Arts and Sciences. Can I apply to another college at Cornell?
You may apply to another college at Cornell, but you will need to use the regular transfer application and pay the application fee. If you are interested in applying to another college at Cornell, please contact that college's admissions office to discuss your options.
Please consult with the Office of Financial Aid regarding your application for financial aid. Support the College.He'll answer any question, including about his studies abroad or his research at NASA. Consult these quick resources to get you started on the process this month. As we work to adjust to the current reality, make sure to check out these dedicated COVID resources : our directory of virtual campus toursour directory of extended deadlinesas well as the list of schools going test optional this fall.
April in Cornell University. Hi all! There is a helpful thread from the Class of link posted belowbut I want to start a fresh discussion with this year's class. Personally, I plan on pursuing this option; I will likely attend a UC for my freshman year. What were you guys thinking? Go Big Red! April As of right now, I'm definitely planning on pursuing it as well - the program is just too phenomenal to pass up!
I'm planning on going to Northeastern but am worried about potential difficulties with course selections to fit Cornell's requirements. Also the whole ethical dilemma of knowing I'm not planning to actually stay at NU is a little worrying too - how to bring it up to advisors, friends, etc.
Overall, though, I'm excited for this tremendous opportunity! A suggestion - you might want to start another thread in the Cornell section. Okay, I'll make sure to do that, thank you! I'm glad you brought up the awkward situation of using another school as, basically, a "stepping stone". There were some current freshmen on the thread who commented on dealing with the "ethical dilemma", and they seemed to endure it just fine; plus, I think most of us are willing to do anything to get to Cornell.
A lot of what they did involved keeping their TO under wraps and, depending on current relationships, decided whether or not to open up to others. With all this in mind, I feel hope that we can avoid any unwarranted stress.
As of now Im planning to go to Northeastern for freshman year but Im still unsure about completing course requirements and how difficult the transition will be to Cornellnext year. Since I'm going to pursue a Bio major I have to get a 3. Does it matter which college I go to for the first year as long as I get that 3. Also, how is the fin aid? Is it the same as it would be if I was accepted regular decision? Opinions on attending a community college to get the requirements for Cornell admit?
Anyone with experience doing a CC then going to cornell Do you feel it was the right choice? If anything, going to a school where it's easier to meet the minimum GPA would probably make the transfer run more smoothly, at least I assume.
On previous threads there are many who decided to go to a community college then transfer in order to maintain a strong GPA and save money.
Still, many have suggested to choose a college that you'll be happy to stay at for 4 years in case things don't work out fingers crossed. It appears to be the consensus that since Cornell is need-based, our financial aid won't be any less than if we were freshmen. Definitely good questions, hopefully someone comes around! Even though it's a transfer "option", is it definitely guaranteed as long as we take the required courses and kepp above a 3.He'll answer any question, including about his studies abroad or his research at NASA.
Consult these quick resources to get you started on the process this month. As we work to adjust to the current reality, make sure to check out these dedicated COVID resources : our directory of virtual campus toursour directory of extended deadlinesas well as the list of schools going test optional this fall.
March 27 edited July 13 in Cornell University. What is the acceptance rate into the transfer option program, and I would also like to switch my major within the school to Policy Analysis and Management.
Does this affect the acceptance rate into the program. March 27 edited July Post edited by ccadminkris on July Tagged: Cornell University. Replies to: Cornell University Transfer Option.
Cookieluver 8 replies 0 threads New Member. March Hope this helps a little! Luckyjade replies 9 threads Member. I was offered TO as well. In the past it was GTO- guarantee transfer option. They also state on their info page that it is NOT a guarantee. Sign In or Register to comment. Recent Activity Cornell Waitlist Class of Class of Cornell University.
Cornell class of Transfer Option. Do I have a good chance at Cornell Hotel School? Cornell University Fall Transfer. Class of Transfer Cornell University. Cornell University. Cornell ED Class of Results.
What are my chances at Cornell? Entering Cumulative GPA on common app when moved internationally in high school?He'll answer any question, including about his studies abroad or his research at NASA. Consult these quick resources to get you started on the process this month.
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March in Cornell University. Hey y'all. I'm a little bit confused on how the whole things works though. I've been doing research, and apparently we have to meet a certain GPA as well as course requirements at whatever college we are attending.
Hopefully the email they said they were gonna send comes soon. Anyway, I just wanted to start a discussion on this. Congrats to all that go the TO! March Replies to: Transfer option class of at Cornell. Sangkook 6 replies 0 threads New Member. I do not know whether it is worth waiting for an year or move on. She also got in waitlist from Amherst, Vandy, and Middlebury. Any advise appreciated. Hi all- Is the transfer option the Spring option?
I think it is for Fall I got transfer option from Human Ecology, does that still count as a "guaranteed" transfer?
Mikey 4 replies 0 threads New Member.
There are threads from previous years about the transfer option that may answer many of your questions. Also, there usually will be a TO facebook group set-up by Cornell with an adviser that will answer your questions probably in the next few weeks. From what I understand, there are basically 2 ways of approaching the TO and your plans next year: 1 Go to your least expensive option such as your community college or state school.
This is primarily for those students who want to go to Cornell no matter what and there is no doubt that Cornell is their number one choice.
Just make sure you fulfill the class requirements and maintain the GPA, which is different depending on the college and major you applied to. Accept the TO and only use it if you decide that you regret the college you picked or think Cornell will be a better place. The beauty of the TO is that it is not binding and the application process is really easy - no LORs, no essays.
I think the TO is a lot better than being rejected outright because it is a great back-up plan if you do not like the school you choose next year.
Cornell University Transfer Option
The biggest drawback for this plan is that it may be more difficult to either fulfill the class requirements or obtain the necessary GPA.
However, I believe there is some flexibility with the course requirements if necessary and you may take a class during the summer to satisfy it. My problem is, for ILR it says that I must take macro and micro economics, but if I took it in high school I don't get AP credit for it unless it was NOT a graduation requirement or not taught by a college professor.
Econ at my school is a grad requirement for seniors, and it isnt taught by a professor. Do I not take the AP exams for econ this year and retake it at my state school to fulfill Cornell's course requirements? March edited March Transfer option seems weird to me.
I wonder how many sign up for it but don't end up doing it, i.He'll answer any question, including about his studies abroad or his research at NASA. Consult these quick resources to get you started on the process this month. As we work to adjust to the current reality, make sure to check out these dedicated COVID resources : our directory of virtual campus toursour directory of extended deadlinesas well as the list of schools going test optional this fall.
April The major requirements within HumEc aren't all that different, so I'll try and figure it out, I guess. Of course, it's nice that we have priority, but I don't want to risk anything. The website had more detailed information regarding the TO schedule, my specific major requirements, and the TO Response Form in which you accept or deny the offer due May 15, If anything, I'm assuming your email is just lagging. Hey everyone!! I'm also planning to attend UC Davis for my freshmen year!!
I'm going to the decision day on April 8th and I'm planning on gathering a bunch of questions to ask the counselors they have there or whoever available that can possibly help, I do feel really awkward though telling them about the TO but at the same time I really just want to get the courses l have to take cleared up so I'm not sure yet on how to approach that.
I'm not too sure about this though but I'll look more into it, let me know if you guys know anything about that. Your message puts my mind to rest. We are not rich but I won't qualify for any need based scholarship either. Like I have mentioned elsewhere, another reason of going to a CC is because getting the support from the student adviser and professors will be a lot easier at a CC.
I am already 1 year into the CC program so I will also be able to get an Associate's Degree - whatever it's worth. I will post here as soon as I hear something back from ILR.
Asking the counselors at admit day about the TO is a really good idea, I never thought about doing that. If you could pls let us know what you find out that'd be really appreciated. If I end up going, I'll do the same. I also read about the difficulty of transferring quarter credits to semester credits, and I'm sincerely hoping we don't run into any problems.
I'm assuming hopelessly that, given the volume of students who attend UCs, Cornell can accomodate and is already familiar w transfer students from the UC system although it could very easily be that my perspective is skewed, given that I live in CA. I think I'm also just going to go ahead and ask questions about my TO requirements even though I feel it'll be awkward. I just have too many questions that I can't find the answers of online! I, too, will share anything I learn here.
I'm hoping once Cornell sends out more support to the TO candidates they can answer all our questions. I was thinking of going to my local community college too for that same reason but I think as of right now I'm just leaning more toward Davis. And I'll be posting too! We're all on the same journey right now. And yes! Hopefully it will still be a smooth process with the quarter system.
We're literally in the same boat haha. But yeah I think we should, just to get a lot straightened out and the sooner the better because I know we still have to get the courses we take approved by Cornell so we really have to be on top of our game. Also it's a good thing that we stay ahead so that way when registration comes out we're able to try our best in assuring we get the classes we need.
Nice to have a few of us all in the same boat. It's great that we can all support each other in Davis.
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