Last Minute Transfer? Get On The Radar of Top Business Schools

by Chad Agrawal

I have really enjoyed the relationships I've been building, helping my customers long after they have bought my transfer guide and even longer after they have already been accepted into top universities. Furthermore, I sometimes like to post questions that I think would help other people and it seems like others like it so here was another good one. This customer emailed me a day or so after buying my transfer guide, The 3 Word Truth.

Here's the question (edits in [here] for privacy purposes):

Dear Chad, 

Thank you so much for your program, it has been a huge help for me. My name is [REMOVED NAME] and like you were, I am trying to transfer from community college to a top business school. In fact the Stern School of Business is my top choice, however I wish I obtained your program from the beginning. Long story-short I am [REMOVED FOR PRIVACY] and did poorly my first semester at community college [REMOVED], didn't know what to study so I took a bunch of art classes where I got As and Bs. Then [REMOVED] I wanted to do business since then I have obtained all As and 1 B. I have a 3.4 but have two more semesters to go, which will likely raise it to a 3.6 or 3.7 when I ace them. I am about to get involved in student government and community service as well. I have work experience while attending community college. With one more 6 week summer semester and the fall semester left am I too late to become on the top business school radar?

Before I put my response, I just want give you the short answer, it's not too late!

Hey Marco,

Thank you for positive feedback 🙂 And, congratulations on getting back on the horse after having some hardships. I know we can all relate to having a truly hard time at some point in our lives. I give you a lot of respect for getting on a path towards where you want to be. I hope I can help you out even more...

So, since you have two semesters left, this Summer and upcoming Fall, you are probably planning to apply as either a spring admissions transfer or for the following Fall. In either case, I strongly recommend that you take or retake your SATs if they are not above a 2100. Even if you don't score that highly, but you do improve, you will dramatically increase your chances of transferring to business schools like Stern, Wharton, MIT, Cornell, etc.

If you are planning to apply for the Spring, your time may be a little short, but it should be worth a try if admissions are a little bit flexible in dates (some schools are willing to take your application and wait on your scores before making a decision). But, that is time permitting.

However, if you are planning to apply for the following Fall, then you definitely do have the time to apply the methods in The 3 Word Truth and raise your SAT scores, thus increasing your chances of acceptance. If you have read that part carefully, you will know why it is so important 🙂

Either way, I think this will help you get on the radar for top business schools. Please let me know if you have more questions down the line and I'll be happy to help you out.



Hopefully, this will help some of you guys that may have already started community college. And, if you do have questions, you are also welcome to email me! It is way better than commenting 🙂

This post was written by Chad Agrawal

Chad Agrawal is the founder of CCTS, helping students transfer from community college to Ivy League, tier 1 or anywhere else by following this community college guide.

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