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Old 11-13-2016, 08:20 PM   #1
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Default Apply as Freshman or Transfer

Hi! Asking as a polytechnic graduate here. I'm applying to US universities (UC Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, Harvard, Georgia Tech, CMU, UCLA) for next year's admissions and am wondering whether I should apply as a freshman or transfer.

US college admissions aren't exactly specific about whether our polytechnics qualify as colleges (e.g. UCB: "You are a transfer student if you have completed coursework during a regular session at a college or university after high school.").

I don't mind not getting credit exemptions (though that would be a plus), I'm just worried that applying in the wrong category might do harm to my chances of getting in.

Would anyone with prior experience in this please advise me?
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Old 11-14-2016, 12:04 PM   #2
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Freshman, uni will grant you credits transfer according when your submit your diploma transcripts and your full course descriptions.

You can here to get help

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