Chance me for ED?
I'd love to apply for AEM but it's ridiculously selective. I may apply to a more realistic major of ILR or Design and Environmental Analysis in HumEc. Everything seems so interesting! Which gives me the best chance of getting in? Also, a random question: How do you show your interest for majors like DEA through high school extra curriculars, considering it's a funky major that you can't really relate to as a high school student?
GPA: 4.2 Weighted, 3.9 Unweighted
Rank: Top 10%, school doesn't show actual number
Junior Year: Spanish 4 Honors, AP Stat, AP Lang and Comp
Senior Year: AP Gov & Politics, AP Environmental, AP Calc A, AP Physics, Spanish 5 Honors
(My schools selection of AP classes are pretty lousy. Just the regular science ones and the ones I took. Also I've been in the highest level of my classes and took math and spanish a year ahead of my grade but didn't take any official honors or ap classes until junior year. Will this hurt me?)
FBLA - President (Senior Year), Treasurer (Junior year)
- Established a fellowship with the BP company that has their headquarters in my town (mentorship program for select members, business simulation competitions with real life scenarios, lectures and speakers), Single handedly coordinated and ran several fundraisers that raised over $500, (I was literally the only motivated person in the club), won 1st place at State competition and competed at nationals
Volunteer Club - Vice President
- volunteered over 30 hours at the home for the handicapped and school for the blind
National Honors Society - Membership Coordinator and tutor
Tutor at Kumon Learning Center - all of Junior and Senior year
Friendship Circle (outside of school) - Chapter President
- organization that betters the lives of kids with special needs in town. Spent every sunday with a boy with special needs for all of Junior and Senior year and spent time with several others in a bowling and sports league
Spring Track - JV and Varsity Thrower
Camp Counselor - Counselor at a sleep away camp for 8-9 year old boys. Basically spent every moment with them, 24/7, for 7 weeks
Summer Study at Michigan + UCLA
Hobbies: Graphic Design (won several awards in school and town for my work), been playing guitar for six years
Background Info: White, Jewish, New Jersey, Upper middle class family
Again, I'm sorry if this is long, I hope some of you will read it!
I know my ACT score isn't stellar and my class rigor is not as tough as my competitors who are applying, but I have an incredible drive. I put my heart into the things I do and I love it all. Education has always been a priority of mine as well as giving back to my community, and I will do my best to make that as clear as I can through my app essay's and such. Getting into Cornell would be a dream come true. Do you have any suggestions that could help my chances? Thank YOU!!