Join Date: May 2012
Do i have a chance for ED? (Chance me)
Freshman year: Alg2 Honors, Biology Honors, World History Honors, English 1 Honors, Lifetime Wellness, Spanish 2 Honors.
Sophomore year: PreCal honors, Chemistry Honors, English 2 Honors, Spanish 3 Honors, Biology [AP], European History [AP].
Junior year: [AP] Calc BC, [AP] Chemistry, [AP] Physics C (Mechanics and E/M), [AP] English Lang & Comp, [AP] US History, Spanish 4 Honors
Senior year (predicted): [AP] Statistics, [AP] Physics B, [AP] Government&[AP] Econ(each as ½ semester), [AP] Environmental Science, Personal finance (required), [AP] English Literature, and Music History (stupid fine arts requirement).
My class rank of Jan. 5, 2012-May 24, 2012 was 9/506, but now I think it slipped down, but not sure, so it’s probably somewhere between 7-12 out of 506. Cumulative GPA is 4.60555 where there is a max of 5.0 for AP, 4.5 for Honors, and 4.0 for standard classes, such as Physical Education. The only reason I took physics C before B was because our school was only offering it this year, and I wouldve rather taken C then B later than simply just B.
4 Years Debate team: 4th place, 5th place, and 6th place in 3 regional highschool invitational tournaments, one in debate and two in extemporaneous speech.
3 Years Science Olympiad team: Regional Awards (2012): 1st place Water Quality, 2nd place remote sensing, 3rd place experimental design.
Regional Awards ( Science Olympiad)(2011): 3rd place Wind power, 4th place experimental design, 6th place remote sensing
For the State competition at UTK (SciOly) I’ve won 1st place in Remote sensing (2012), 5th place in water quality(2012) and 6th place in remote sensing (2011).
Our team won 6th place in the state, and I’m currently the Vice president of the club.
2 years Spanish National Honors Society-Member
3 years Mu Alpha Theta Honors society-Treasurer
2 years English Honors Society-Member
2 years Science National Honors Society-Member
The debate team is part of the Forensics National Honors Society, so 4 years there
1 year National Honors Society
Black Belt in taekwondo (7 years), and registered black belt in CTF. (My instructor was a former world champion thought very highly of me so maybe a reco?)
1 full year varsity tennis (had to drop because of time)
Volunteered 30 hours at library (LOL).
Summer of 2011 I was part of Vanderbilt’s STriVe Program where we volunteered in the Children’s hospital for 105 hours in the summer, and talked/learned about various medical professions.
Summer of 2012 I am currently doing a paid internship at TSU on behalf of the Air Force research labs' partnership with Tec^Edge with robotics engineering where we have to design and build a robot with a certain function, and operate it remotely via a virtual rendition of the robot on the computer. I think the professor is publishing/ giving a speech about it and I might have a chance to be in the published work, idk though.
AP Scores:Biology (5), Chemistry (5), Physics C: Mechanics (5), Physics C: E/M (4), Calculus BC (5), European history (5), US History (5), English Language (5).
Breakdown (test 1) Rdg: 34 Math: 34 Sci: 32 Eng: 32; E:10
Breakdown (mandatory test at school so idk if this counts): Rdg:30, Eng: 31, Math: 36, Sci: 35
I’m planning on taking it once more, hopefully I can get at least a 34-35 if I put some effort.
SAT I: 770M, 750W(9 on essay), 690CR (planning on taking it again hopefully 2300+)
Math II: 770 (may retake)
And I’m taking some courses on Coursera.org, like poetry and humanities purely out of interest but I don’t know if I should put that on the application.
I would be applying to Cornell's School of Engineering. **What are my chances ED vs Regular?** Oh, and I’m Indian too, race will probably play a negative factor . Another thing is that my class is EXTREMELY competitive, and a few might also apply to Cornell regular decision, that's why I'm considering ED.
I'm applying as a resident of TN, and my school is relatively new, its only like 8 years old so idk if that will help or hurt.
I'll also be working on the supplement and common app right as it is released on Aug 1 so i expect a fairly good supplement; i've already been working on the common app essay
Let me know if there's anything i left out, thanks
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