McGill or bust!
July 4, 2007 8:39 AM Subscribe
University transfer filter: Give me a candid opinion of my chances of getting into the university I want, as a transfer student?
posted by Phalene to education (10 answers total)
I have a 3.8 out of a possible 4.3 as far as a GPA. I want to go to McGill. I'm undecided in my major, but I've narrowed it down to either psychology, which I like, or political science, which I'm good at.
Various friends say I'm a shoe in, but my Aspergers means that I can't tell if I'm being given pep talk or sound advice.
What should I take into consideration for getting in? I know I need to get an outline of all my courses so the credits may be transferred. Should I also butter up my profs for letters of recommendation? How do I communicate being in my various professors’ good books to my chosen destination, or does this not matter to them?
Would it help to make up my mind about my major? Right now it hinges on if I can hack stats, and I’ll know about that in about three months. Since transferring is my goal should I fixate on classes I like but have a lesser chance of making A+ in, or classes like the English stream, which I can typically do in my sleep, but find boring? In other words, bird courses or ‘wheee, fun!’ classes?
I have until May 1st of next year to prepare. Please help me start now, so I can be organized?