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jlee0129jlee0129 Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
Good day CC members :D
I am an 18 years old student hoping to apply as a transfer student to CALS major in AEM in the near future but I am quite confused with the information on the official website. It says here Transfer requirements for AEM | College of Agriculture and Life Sciences that "Strong preference will be given to candidates who will be transferring in the fall of their sophomore year. (Only in special circumstances will admission be offered to candidates transferring in the spring or in their junior year.)" but I don't think I will really be qualified to be accepted as sophomore. I'm just an international student planning on going to community college this coming fall and I'm not really sure if I could get accepted with only a short time to prepare. I've heard that the admission office concentrate more on the SAT and High school GPA for candidates transferring for the sophomore year but the website doesn't really state anything about SAT on the transfer requirements for either sophomore or junior. I've never taken the SAT, will I need to take that exam? And can I have some advice or tips on transferring as a sophomore? What should I concentrate on? My ECs are not that great either.

Here are some additional information about me if that's any help:

My ECs:
-I am a son of missionaries and so I lived in the Philippines for 9 years helping my parents in their mission in providing medicines, building churches and preschool for the poor.
-I am an amateur muay thai fighter(3 years): Ultimate Knockout Championship winner and was qualified in the national tournament but I declined because I needed to go to Korea for my sick grandfather.
-I was an assistant trainer in my gym.
-Summer program teacher for children age 6-11.
-Got the job as a chef in a Japanese restaurant and will be working on August.
-Volunteering in Church
also I will be planning on volunteering as a mentor and tutor this summer.
My High School grade:
-85-86 percent average
-Mr. Junior during prom (if that's any good for an award but that's the only award I got :( lol)

I am not specifically asking to chance me to Cornell but I would like to know how I'm doing now and what I should concentrate on to improve. I don't really feel prepared to apply for sophomore year. I think I should need at least 2 years to prepare so I can apply as a junior transfer applicant but seeing that the school prefer strongly for sophomore applicants, I feel like I have no time. If I get rejected because I couldn't prepare enough for sophomore year will I be able to re apply on junior year? I am truly sorry for this long post but please help a young student out. Thank you so much for reading and I hope I could get some great answers!!
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