Kalidor

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Hello,

I beg your advice,

I was just wondering if anyone had any opinions on how bad transferring schools looks to Adcoms.

I have considered transferring to my local CSU from UC Irvine [my current school] at the end of this academic year. [I'm a third year with sophomorish standing because I did highschool in two years and had to make up some prereq's] I've done fairly well here and have earned mostly A's in everything. Depending on this quarter i'll probably have a cumulative Science GPA between 3.9 - 4.0. Also, even though I am currently finishing my Physics series, I took the MCAT earlier this year and received a 37S, I plan on retaking this fall.

If I live at home, I won't have to work and I'll be able to focus all my energy on extracurricular activities, many of which I've participated in since before highschool. Also, I'll save about $36,000. I'll have my friends and family, and will probably be happier back home.

So, Will transferring affect my chances of getting to medical school? Should I just stick it out here?

Thanks for your help
 

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To me, based on your stats, it really doesn't matter where you are transferring to. But if I were you, I wouldn't transfer to any other college due to financial problems; I would rather take out some loans.
 

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Hello,

I beg your advice,

I was just wondering if anyone had any opinions on how bad transferring schools looks to Adcoms.

I have considered transferring to my local CSU from UC Irvine [my current school] at the end of this academic year. [I'm a third year with sophomorish standing because I did highschool in two years and had to make up some prereq's] I've done fairly well here and have earned mostly A's in everything. Depending on this quarter i'll probably have a cumulative Science GPA between 3.9 - 4.0. Also, even though I am currently finishing my Physics series, I took the MCAT earlier this year and received a 37S, I plan on retaking this fall.

If I live at home, I won't have to work and I'll be able to focus all my energy on extracurricular activities, many of which I've participated in since before highschool. Also, I'll save about $36,000. I'll have my friends and family, and will probably be happier back home.

So, Will transferring affect my chances of getting to medical school? Should I just stick it out here?

Thanks for your help

Umm, okay.
 
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Oh my god...I missed the phrase "I plan on retaking this fall."
































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For your information, all of my friends who have been accepted to 1st tier schools scored above 40 on their MCATs. Yes I am retaking. You guys seriously think that leaving a UC for a CSU in the middle of nowhere won't look bad.

I'm asking a serious question
 

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For your information, all of my friends who have been accepted to 1st tier schools scored above 40 on their MCATs. Yes I am retaking. You guys seriously think that leaving a UC for a CSU in the middle of nowhere won't look bad.

I'm asking a serious question

That's anecdotal. The truth of the matter is that those top-tier schools you speak of usually have average MCAT composites of 35 or so, which places you above the average. As far as transferring, do whatever will make you happy. If it comes up, then explain that you felt attending UC Irvine, because you had to work, was taking up time you would like to spend doing other things like volunteering, etc, and you felt that you would be happier at CSU. I really don't think that you transferring will be damning considering you already have a good GPA at the UC.
 

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For your information, all of my friends who have been accepted to 1st tier schools scored above 40 on their MCATs. Yes I am retaking. You guys seriously think that leaving a UC for a CSU in the middle of nowhere won't look bad.

I'm asking a serious question

Seriously...retaking the MCAT with a 37S might look bad to an adcom. Makes you look foolish/insecure. This is an awesome score. Unless your scores are very asymmetrical
(7/15/15) I think it's a bad idea. But that's just my opinion.
 

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For your information, all of my friends who have been accepted to 1st tier schools scored above 40 on their MCATs. Yes I am retaking. You guys seriously think that leaving a UC for a CSU in the middle of nowhere won't look bad.

I'm asking a serious question

So you're saying that all of your friends with scores of a 39 or lower have NOT been accepted to "1st tier schools"?

I also know a couple of people with 40+ scores who didn't get in anywhere because they were also arrogant, immature tools with little to show for themselves than the MCAT and their gpa.

As far as switching schools, I guess it depends on why you're switching, and whether med schools believe your reason for switching. If you're legit, it might be a better question for one of the adcoms. Personally I wouldn't do it, but what do I know.
 

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Hello,

I beg your advice,

I was just wondering if anyone had any opinions on how bad transferring schools looks to Adcoms.

I have considered transferring to my local CSU from UC Irvine [my current school] at the end of this academic year. [I'm a third year with sophomorish standing because I did highschool in two years and had to make up some prereq's] I've done fairly well here and have earned mostly A's in everything. Depending on this quarter i'll probably have a cumulative Science GPA between 3.9 - 4.0. Also, even though I am currently finishing my Physics series, I took the MCAT earlier this year and received a 37S, I plan on retaking this fall.

If I live at home, I won't have to work and I'll be able to focus all my energy on extracurricular activities, many of which I've participated in since before highschool. Also, I'll save about $36,000. I'll have my friends and family, and will probably be happier back home.

So, Will transferring affect my chances of getting to medical school? Should I just stick it out here?

Thanks for your help

This has all the tale-tell signs of a troll.

In the revised words of a sainted woman:

"Your true school lives and you transfer to another — True school saved you in the Fire Swamp, and you treated it like garbage. And that's what you are, the Queen of Refuse! So, bow down to her if you want. Bow to her. Bow to the Queen of Slime, the Queen of Filth, the Queen of Putrescence. Boo! Boo! Rubbish! Filth! Slime! Muck! Boo! Boo!"
 
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