Do I have any hope transferring into UNC Chapel Hill?
I live in FL so I understand its a very low acceptance for out of staters.
High School -
GPA: Not too good...around a 2.5
Community College -
(I plan on taking the following classes)
Intro to Oral Comm.
and also intend on being very active in school clubs
Does anyone else have any tips on trying to get in? It would be a great help!
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I assume you are a rising freshman at a community college. In general, UNC is a very hard school to transfer to, especially for out-of-state students.
My background: I transferred from California to UNC last year. My high school GPA was around 3.55 and my SAT scores were ~1700. My GPA was not higher than that due to my first two years of high school (I believe my GPA was 2.8); but my final two years increased dramatically. In college I earned a 3.97 GPA. In terms of non-academic activity, I was president of a club in my senior year in high school, officer in another, and member in another. My courses in CA were: Calculus, 2 Biology courses (Intro and then Biodiversity), Chemistry I and II, English I, Music (Piano and Congas), etc.
Your college GPA is a very important factor as well. I suppose you still have a chance if you really do well in Community College. In addition, gain leadership roles in clubs (easiest way is to start a legitimate one with enough members so you can be the president).
I am sure you understand that UNC is difficult to get into. With all of that said, the courses at UNC are challenging (it makes sense why UNC is a Public Ivy League school). Almost no class at UNC is a class that you can relax in. That includes intro political science, to intro statistics, to a foreign language class. Also, the students here are very competitive with each other (at least us biology majors). All I can say is to try to prepare yourself for UNC's academic challenges. If you earn a high GPA in community college, it does not necessarily mean you will do well at UNC. They call this the transfer "culture shock" that usually lasts for 1 semester to 1 year.
Keep your hopes up and shoot for the best. Good Luck!Source(s): First hand UNC transfer student.