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I am trying to transfer out of my current college. [If you guys look at my older posts, they all concern themselves with this:laugh:] Due to a spell of depression caused by many different factors, I was only able to complete one college transfer application, which has now waitlisted (meaning rejected) me. I am thinking of trying for the winter/spring 2013 sessions at some other schools. The problem is, i have just finished my sophomore year, and I have 53 credits currently. I have heard that most colleges do not accept more than 60 credits, which I will probably surpass after summer and fall classes. So, my questions are:

1) Will transferring mid junior year look bad to medical schools?
2) Does it make SENSE to transfer mid junior year?
3) Are there ways that I can ask the schools that I am applying to to consider taking a few more credits?
 

FutureCTDoc

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1. Not if there is a good reason
2. Maybe, will you be happier/attending a better school?
3. Some will take up to 90
 
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1. Not if there is a good reason
2. Maybe, will you be happier/attending a better school?
I feel that my grades will improve if I go to a school that i feel better about attending. It is really difficult to explain why i don't like my current school in writing. It is not that the school is bad, but I just don't feel at ease or seem to fit in over their, no matter how many chances I have given it. I mean, every other day, I hate and resent waking up and going there (not in the "ughhh...school today" way, but actually not wanting to even be there.) I feel that If i went to a school that I would actually enjoy going to, it wouldn't affect my schoolwork, and I would have a better GPA.

3. Some will take up to 90
I didn't know that. Can you give me some names please?
 

FutureCTDoc

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Make sure your move is an improvement or at least a lateral move i.e. don't go from UConn to Southern Connecticut, UConn to SUNY Binghamton would make sense.

Most schools will take 90 credit hours SUNY Albany, UMD, Duquesne all do there are too many to list. What sort of schools are you looking at, give me a range or type of school like top-25 LACs versus top-state schools etc.
 
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Make sure your move is an improvement or at least a lateral move i.e. don't go from UConn to Southern Connecticut, UConn to SUNY Binghamton would make sense.

Most schools will take 90 credit hours SUNY Albany, UMD, Duquesne all do there are too many to list. What sort of schools are you looking at, give me a range or type of school like top-25 LACs versus top-state schools etc.
I'll PM you.
 

Thego2guy

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Depends on when you want to apply for med school also. At the end of junior year, or senior year?
 
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Your undergraduate experience is very important in shaping you as a person. If you are unhappy you will preform poorly. I have seen similar situations. People transfer schools for different reasons. All reasons are valid if they are justified to you and reasonable logically.

I agree with the above poster. Do not transfer from UC Riverside to san diego state university. This will look more ambitious to admissions. It's important you don't give the vibe; I'm a hard person to get along with. I didn't fit in socially at my school so I had to leave.

Is your GPA in good shape? Have you visited the applied for school? If you got wait-listed, then either you're trying to move to a more difficult school or your GPA is not where it needs to be.

The bottom line is if you're not satisfied with your college experience - please do something about it. Too many pre-med students come in the mind set of just getting in. Don't forget, you're young and you deserve a college life. Medical school and following years are difficult. It is not easy being a doctor. Enjoy life while you're young. Don't party too hard, but enjoy college, make lifelong friends and memories. Make sure the school has the resources you need.

Transfer is not a bad thing.
 

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OP, please transfer to another school ASAFP. I regret not transferring after my second year and because of that, I have been unhappy and therefore my grades have suffered tremendously. If the potential transfer will make you happier, please do it. Much luck to you.
 
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DinoSaysRawr

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I'm transferring to a larger state university with 63 credits currently. I'll add 12 to that after this semester (pending I pass all my classes, which I'm pretty sure I will) plus another 7 for the summer semester. I would've transferred earlier, but I screwed up my Freshmen year so I had to stay, basically an extra year to get good enough stats. Good luck OP!
 

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Make sure your move is an improvement or at least a lateral move i.e. don't go from UConn to Southern Connecticut, UConn to SUNY Binghamton would make sense.

Most schools will take 90 credit hours SUNY Albany, UMD, Duquesne all do there are too many to list. What sort of schools are you looking at, give me a range or type of school like top-25 LACs versus top-state schools etc.
+1000

There's nothing worse than transferring from a decent university to a TTT (or even worse, a community college). Choose your next school very carefully and DO NOT transfer again because that is a major red flag unless you have a VERY VERY good reason.