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Chances? :)

tennis101tennis101 Posts: 138Registered User Junior Member
edited August 2012 in Cornell University
Do I have a chance at CAS? I applied for the biological sciences major (premed). I think my alumni interview and essays were decent. My letters of recommendation were probably strong.

GPA: 4.26 (top 3%)
SAT: 2290 (M:740, CR:770, W:780)
SAT II: Math II-710, US History-740

IB Diploma Candidate- Chemistry SL (6), Spanish SL (6)

AP Scores: Chemistry (4), English Lang (5), Spanish Lang (5), US History (5), World Hist (5), Human Geography (4)

Senior Year: IB English HL, IB Biology HL (double block), IB World Area Studies HL, IB Calculus SL, IB Theory of Knowledge, Orchestra

Extracurricular Activities:
- Varsity Tennis (USTA Champ level)
- School Orchestra- Violin (4 years)
- Teen Court volunteer- Juror (2 years), Attorney (2 years)- ~250 hours
- Spanish tutor (volunteer- 2 years)- ~100 hours
- Spanish Club (2 years)
- National Honor Society (4 years)
- Learning About Science, Engineering, and Research Club (2 years)
- Health Occupations Students of America Club (2 years)

Summer Activities:
- Biochemistry Internship (at a local university- I was paid a stipend)
- Shadowed doctors
- Georgetown University Summer Program (Medicine)

Awards:
- National Merit Finalist
- AP Scholar with Distinction
- 1st place in school science fair

Thanks for any replies :)
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Replies to: Chances? :)

  • ronaldorodillaronaldorodilla Posts: 70Registered User Junior Member
    if you don't have a chance...no one does. in other words, you have v competitive stats. if your essays were solid (mentioned specifics about your colleges' mission statement/majors/minors/focus) then that dog should hunt. all the best
  • tennis101tennis101 Posts: 138Registered User Junior Member
    Thanks :). I think my essays were okay, but they weren't spectacular. The only problem is that I don't really have any leadership positions. I guess Teen Court attorney could count as a leadership position since I was selected but I'm not sure. Oh well...the waiting is literally killing me. I should have applied ED but I was too indecisive.
  • tennis101tennis101 Posts: 138Registered User Junior Member
    Does anyone else have any opinions about my chances at CAS? Thanks.
  • ethanoethano Posts: 174Registered User Junior Member
    Yeah you have a good chance, I'd be surprised if you didn't get in. See you in classes next year at CAS :P
  • tennis101tennis101 Posts: 138Registered User Junior Member
    Thanks ethano. Congratulations on getting in to Cornell! I hope I'll see you next year too :).
  • tennis101tennis101 Posts: 138Registered User Junior Member
    Anyone else? Cornell is my first choice, but I also applied to Rice, Johns Hopkins, and Emory. What do you think my chances are at these universities? Thanks.
  • tennis101tennis101 Posts: 138Registered User Junior Member
    Bump.....................
  • ethanoethano Posts: 174Registered User Junior Member
    same thing to all of those as Cornell, you have a good shot
  • tennis101tennis101 Posts: 138Registered User Junior Member
    Thanks. Hopefully, I can get into one of them.
  • IAmMarsIAmMars Posts: 89Registered User Junior Member
    If you're in NHS, then you must have leadership. That club was impossible to get into for me. lol :P

    I'm interested in your result, my stats are pretty similar to yours and I applied for CS in ENG and CAS. :)

    On a side note. Do you know if you received anything in the mail today? Some ILR and Hotel students have and now I'm even more curious.

    Best of luck!
  • ktbl11ktbl11 Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    Your chances look strong.

    As far as the question about CAS and Engineering hearing anything - you will not hear until the 29th. They are not rolling admissions. You will receive an e-mail with instructions about logging in at a designated time on the 29th to a provided link and then - there it is, your decision. The next day you will receive an acceptance via Fed-ex. I wish you all the best.
  • IAmMarsIAmMars Posts: 89Registered User Junior Member
    Thanks for the info!
  • tennis101tennis101 Posts: 138Registered User Junior Member
    Lol...NHS at my school is a joke. We have 15 minute meetings once a month, and the community service requirement is less than the amount I have to do for IB. Yeah, unfortunately, we have to wait until March 29 for admission decisions. So far, I have been accepted at my safeties/matches, and I'm just waiting on these universities. I am convinced that they have already made decisions, and haven't released them yet in order to increase our anxiety :P.
  • tennis101tennis101 Posts: 138Registered User Junior Member
    Hey everyone! I just wanted to update this thread since I recently received college decisions. So, I was accepted to Emory, wait listed from Cornell, and rejected from Rice and Johns Hopkins. I will probably be attending Emory next year (so excited for the neuroscience program) unless I miraculously get off the wait list for Cornell.
  • troy12troy12 Posts: 78Registered User Junior Member
    What would help your chances is being a legacy. Avg kid from my school got in while other much more qualified students got rejected. I know it happens at every school but it's annoying to see. The kid will fail out by the second semester. Good call Cornell.
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