chance me: Cornell ED
Hi I am going to apply to Cornell University Early Decision. I go to a very prestigious public high school (top 10 consistently in NJ).
--Ethnicity: Mixed (White, hispanic)
--School applying to: College of Human Ecology
GPA: 3.55 UW, 3.93 W
School does not rank class (31 students from last year's class now are attending Ivy league schools out of a class of roughly 350)
31 Composite (30 Science, 28 Reading, 35 Math, 30 English)
I took it a second time and got a 30 composite. However, superscored it is a 32.
Math Level II: 730
I will be taking the Literature and Spanish Language tests in October.
Geometry I, Biology Accelerated, Spanish III Accelerated, English I, Intro to Economics, US History I, and Band.
UW GPA: 3.2
W GPA: 3.5
I ran into some really tough teachers and was did not know how to approach these challenges.
Algebra II Accelerated, Chemistry I, US History II, Spanish IV Accelerated, English II, AP Macroeconomics, and AP Microeconomics (4s on both exams).
UW GPA: 3.56
W GPA: 3.98
I started to turn things around academically and pushed myself to do better. Started an upward trend.
Pre-Calculus Accelerated, Physics I, AP World History, Spanish V Accelerated, English III, Computer Graphics
UW GPA: 3.9
W GPA: 4.33
--Senior Year Course-load:
AP Calculus AB, AP Biology to make amends for my poor Freshman Bio grade, AP Government and Politics, AP English IV, Spanish VI Accelerated, Peer Group Program
The Peer Group Program is a very selective program in my high school which requires an application and try out. As a Peer Group leader, I will be mentoring freshman and helping them adjust to high school life.
-Varsity Basketball (10, 11, 12th grade)
-Varsity Baseball (started all 3 years on varsity: 10, 11, and 12th)
-Jewish Peer Leadership program in local synagogues (11 and 12th)
-Hebrew High school (9, 10th) --> Took a community service trip to New Orleans to help residents of the Lower Ninth Ward improve their houses and their neighborhood
-volunteer at a local organization that helps children with mental disabilities play sports (11, 12th)
-AAU/rec baseball in offseason (9, 10, 11, 12th)
-AAU/rec basketball in offseason (9, 10, 11, 12th)
-volunteer at a local Physical Therapy office
I worked as a camp counsellor at a sleepaway summer camp as well as local basketball camps for middle schoolers. I have also coached a youth summer basketball team, however I did not get paid.
One other factor is that my father went to Cornell in the College of Engineering!
I know I do not have a very high GPA compared to other prospective Cornell students, however I did have a very solid upward trend and decent scores. I hope my commitment to my extra curriculars help make up the lack of quality.
Thank you very much!