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Chance Me/ Advice

jordansaf44jordansaf44 Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
edited February 2014 in Cornell University
I know 10th grade is a bit early to be concerned about where I want to go, but I feel that if I can receive some advice early on and be a bit proactive, I can accomplish my ultimate goal of getting accepted in to Cornell University Early Decision. So I'd like to present my accomplishments so far as a high school student and in addition some of the activities and courses I plan on taking in the future: Any comments, advice, positive feedback would be helpful to me.
As of now:
-I attend a public school which is rated #13 in PA (presumably helpful).

Grades:
-9th grade courses were Honors English, Honors Algebra 2, Honors Spanish 2, Honors Biology, Gifted/ Honors US History, and Entrepreneurship/ Gym. I received an A in each class except for Algebra; B. My GPA for that year was a 4.33 which fell in the first decile (within the top 45/450 students; not sure specifically).
-10th grade courses are currently Honors English, Honors Geometry, Honors Spanish 3, Honors Chemistry, Gifted/Honors US History, Computer Application/ PE. Current grades are pretty much identical with a B in geometry.
-11th grade planned courses: have been submitted. Honors English, Honors Analysis, Honors Spanish 4, AP Biology, AP World History, Honors Physics. (Replaced Gym with higher level course).

Extracurricular:
Debate Club
-UPENN tourney
-Superiority Award in Novice tourney
-Possibly: Captain
Future Business Leaders Club
-Graphics and Logos
-2nd Place Regional award Computer Problem Solving
-Attended State Business meeting at Hershey Park
Future Doctors of America club
-President
-Cofounder
Indianite School Newspaper
-Several publications and Editor
Ski and Snowboard Club

11th Grade Clubs I plan on joining:
-Honors Business Society
-Science Honors Society
-National Honors Society
-History, English, other honors societies

Community Work/ Other Accomplishments:
Worked at Southampton Summer Day Camp
St. Mary Hospital
-Infection Control
-Information Embassador
CPR Certified
Possibly: Origami Convention

Summer Programs:
NSLC (90 hours) Medical
Applying to for next Summer: Cornell Summer College

Standardized Testing
SAT: X
Subject Tests: X
ACT: X
PSAT: X

So, tell me what you think! Thanks for reading over.

Replies to: Chance Me/ Advice

  • SickofAppsSickofApps Registered User Posts: 68 Junior Member
    It's a little hard to chance w/o any standardized test scores haha. As long as you do decently well on those and maintain your GPA (it can fall a little as you take more and more rigorous courses), you should be on the right track!
  • julesjunkjulesjunk Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    I think you have a good shot. I am a Sophomore as well. Just make sure your SAT scores are in range and you will be A+!




    can you chance Me?Hey so I am currently a female white sophomore at a large public school in New York. Do you think anyone can chance me? BTW, certain SAT scores are going to be higher because I will be retaking. My school gives grades by numbers.
    R-regents
    h-honors
    ap- well.... ap
    Current Unweighted GPA: About a 98
    Weighted: 10_____ definitely over a 100
    Class Rank: Top 1-20 Students (Haven't received rank yet) out of 500

    Scores-
    8th Grade:
    Earth Science (H)- 94
    Spanish 8R- 90

    9th Grade-
    Spanish 9h- 98
    Algebra 1R- 95
    English 9H- 96
    Biology 9H- 96
    Global 1 H-96
    Art-96 (mandatory for freshman)
    My scores for this year are lower because during finals/regents week my grandma got very sick in the hospital. My final exams brought everything else down. Will explain.

    10th Grade-
    Chemistry H-100
    AP World- 95 (only ap offered to sophomores)
    English 10H- 99
    Geometry R- 100
    Leadership (Elective)- 99
    Genocide (Elective)-100 Dual credit at local university
    Spanish 10H- 100

    11th Grade Schedule: AP chem, AP lang, AP physch, APUSH
    Senior Year (Planned) AP bio, AP lit, AP Gov, AP economics, physics (honors)

    PSAT- Went in blind
    65- CR
    56- Math (Did not take trig or algebra 2 yet....will improve)
    64- Writing

    SAT 2-
    Bio m- 650 (will retake in june)
    planning on taking:
    World (june)
    USH next year
    Chemistry next year
    maybe Math 1 senior year

    Extracurriculars:
    -Student Government- Sophomore Class Secretary. Was an active member of student council, fundraising, float building, etc. Will be running again Junior Year.
    -Member of RYLA Leadership Camp organization. Was one out of two out picked of the whole entire school. Will be representing my high school at the conference.
    -Red Cross Club- Grades 9,10
    -Raised money for the disaster in the Philippines. Also helped in running blood drives inside my highschool.
    -SADD Club- Grades- 10
    Also known as Students Against Destructive Decisions. Taught peers the dangers of driving and also how to resist substance abuse.
    -Foreign Affairs Club- Grades-10. Talked about different health issues residing within other countries across the world.

    Out of school:
    -Melville Volunteer Fire Department- Grades 8,9, 10
    Participated in the Explorer program, learning the principles in critical care health assistance. Learned first aid and learned of how patients are treated on the ambulance while being transported to the hospital.
    While participating in the program, was certified by the American Heart Association, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED Program) from October 2012 to Present
    -National Neuroscience Competition: Competed against students across NYS.

    Athletics-
    WInter and Spring Track and FIeld. Captain (9,10, 11,12)

    Academic Honor Societies-
    National Spanish Honor Society- 10,
    National English Honor Society- Grades 10,
    National Art Honor Society- Grades 9,10
    Currently in the process of creating a National Science Honor Society at WWHS. Will be founder/prez.

    -Volunteer at Local hospital. 200+ hours. Might help out a senior citizen center.

    -Awards: Athletic + academic (student of the month...etc). Nothing huge

    Planning on scoring a 2100+ on the SAT. Extremely competitive (but friendly...lol) and will get good recommendations.
    Will be applying Premed to Human Ecology. What are some improvements I can make???
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