Transferring from a community college to Harvard, NYU, etc?
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May 24, 2019 / By Eustacia Question:
I will be attending a California community college (classes begin in 2 days) and I have picked Business as my major.
Some schools I am aiming to transfer to are New York University, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA. and Harvard.
I have found the transfer requirements needed to transfer to UCLA (http://www.admissions.ucla.edu/prospect/... but I cannot find any for Harvard or Yale...
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
Best Answers: Transferring from a community college to Harvard, NYU, etc?
Clover | 4 days ago
You are listing some of the most difficult schools in the United States to get into.
It is going to be very hard for you to get into Harvard, Yale, or Stanford from a 2-year community college. These schools take very few transfers, and it is usually harder to get in as a transfer than as a freshman. They look for transfers from like schools - a Yale student with a good reason (for example, to study with a certain professor) will have a much better shot getting into Harvard than you will. They also do not offer undergraduate business programs, they will most likely tell you to
apply to their MBA programs once you have a 4 year degree.
This is unless, of course, you have something about you that they want-- for example, you could be an Olympic quality swimmer, or your parent is a legacy who has gone there and has made a huge donation. I hate to be this direct, but even if you are a straight-A student, junior college transfers are simply hard to get into the Ivy League and similar schools like Stanford. Take a look at the Yale page. Harvard and Stanford are just like this.
U of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School does offer an undergraduate business program and accepts many more transfers other Ivy League schools. The Wharton school is very prestigious and also Ivy League.
New York University is right below an Ivy Leaque school in terms of admission difficulty, They do seem a bit more flexible and I will give you a link to their transfer page. They do offer a BS in Business degree, and just might be willing to accept your coursework as a transfer - but be prepared to have them reject some of your transfer credits, or ask that you retake some courses to their satisfaction.
Transfer to the UCB undergraduate business programs is more feasible if you are a stellar student.
UCB is one of the very best undergraduate business programs in the USA and will be very hard to get into. They say the following:
Transfer admissions priority is given to students who are US citizens, California residents, and are transferring from a California community college
UCLA does not offer an undergraduate business degree. They might not accept your business courses in transfer, but they do offer a BA in Business Economics. They too are preferring instate community college transfers.
Now that I have said all that, can I ask you something? Why are you selecting some of the hardest schools in the country to transfer into? If I were you, I would consider adding some safety schools to my list -- that are still excellent
University of Michigan has a BBA program that only accepts transfers at the end of their second year, and is ranked in the top 10. It is still hard to get into.
UC Riverside has a good BBA program and will let you have the University of California in front of your degree. UC Irvine also offers a BA in Business. You can check if the other UC campuses do.
San Diego State, however, has an excellent undergraduate business program and is highly respected. Take a look at this article in Money magazine. It would also save you a ton of cash if you went here in tuition.
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Originally Answered: Community college/transferring?
Whether or not you need to submit your high school transcript depends on the university itself. Penn State (at least University Park) does ask for it, even if you can apply to there as an upper division transfer. (http://admissions.psu.edu/info/future/tr... I know there are private universities that also ask for the high school transcript and the SAT too. Other public universities might not ask for both, if you apply when you have completed a certain minimum amount of units.
Don't give up on college. You can get into something good if you put in the effort for community college work and research on transfer admission requirements (like what specific classes you need to take, etc...) the universities have before its too late. Target good and better universities, not the for profit garbage like University of Phoenix or the little known ones. Econ is a great major that can lead you to employment. The business subjects, especially if you graduate from a reputable university in the business world like Penn State or University of Pittsburgh can too.
Ok, what I am about to tell you is realy really important. Do not I repeat, do not take any important class at your community college, not that it's not going to be worth it or it's less of a class because it's a community college, but simply because most of the time a schools like Harvard will not accept thwar credits. I would advice you to go and take English 1 and 2 other classes such as math some science courses that you might need but make sure that these classes that you are taking are required at Harvard for your program in order to graduate and take them. Forget about Business 101 and all that because most likely even after they accept you to the school they'll make you take them the Harvard way lol. I would make sure that I get involve and a bunch of things outside of school, get great letters of recommendations, chances ate if your teachers believe that you are Ivy material these letters will be written in such a way that the admission will at least consider you, so make sure you teachers know you. Your essay make sure it's from your heart, make sure it's real and have your English professor read it before you mail it. If you have an interview be yourself don't screw it but do not be scared they just human beings just fly like a butterfly and sting like a bee. One last thing, do not put all of your eggs in one basket if Harvard says no, well screw them their loss cause you're great so apply to Boston University, Northeastern University, Brandeis University, Dartmouth and make Harvard invite you to speak at one of their graduation ceremony and make them feel like feces.
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I know that Harvard and Yale dont post their requirements to make it more competitive. I imagine transferring would be the same as applying straight out of high school. Look under their transfer section of their website. Some uni's dont take transfer credits.
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Using Cornell as an example, they state that one of the conditions for transferring is "You've already matriculated full-time at another institution". While it does not specifically say another university, that is how I am understanding it. I would suggest that you contact them and specifically ask them about their policy of transferring from a community college.
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I am a u of Toronto management student. Is it possible that transfer to Ivy League 'business school or Stanford ?
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Originally Answered: Transferring from community college to university?
Not in all cases, no. It depends on the curriculum of your intended university, your current community college and the transfer requirements necessary. Some universities like Berkeley for instance, will only allow for third year transfers, while there are many private colleges out there that begin to accept transfer students after a years worth of studies (meaning you would transfer in as a second year student at the earliest). Most colleges will not allow for more than two years worth of studies at another institution before a transfer is made.
You might want to double check this, but the answer truly hinges on what institution you are aiming for.