How bad do dropped courses look on a transfer application?
I have been attending a technical school for nursing for the past two years. I recently decided to switch majors and so I’m trying to transfer to a four-year university to get my BA in psychology (minor in business). When I switched majors, I dropped two nursing clinicals. The university I’m applying to is the University of South Carolina. I’ve only dropped one other class and that was Medical Terminology two semesters ago because it wasn’t required and my work load was very hectic.
My high school GPA was a 4.1, SATs were 1210/1600. I was accepted to USC right out of high school but now my GPA is a 3.22 after two C’s in 6-credit nursing courses. All of my other grades are A’s with two B’s. That’s out of the 44 credits I have invested in the technical school. This school is known for a very rigorous nursing program.
I’m really nervous about getting rejected because my GPA isn’t as good as it once was. I don’t want my dropped courses/switching majors to ruin my chances. What do you think my chances of admission for the Fall are?
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