Transferring "Up" to a More Competitive College
Question: I am currently a freshman at a large public university in the Southwest and want to know if itâ€™s possible to transfer to an exclusive school such as Notre Dame, Georgetown, or Northwestern. If I were to earn a GPA of 3.8+, along with my high school SAT scores of 1190, would it be worth my time to apply for next fall? Should I retake the SAT, if I thought I could score at least 100 points higher?
Transferring can be a good way to â€œtrade upâ€ to a college that is more competitive than the one you presently attend (or than those that would have grabbed you right out of high school), but when youâ€™re talking about the big guysâ€"like the three highly selective universities youâ€™ve citedâ€"then youâ€™ll need some big guns to get there.