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Chance me please??? Will chance back. Cornell University

julesjunkjulesjunk Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
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???

Replies to: Chance me please??? Will chance back. Cornell University

  • LatuzaLatuza Registered User Posts: 81 Junior Member
    I'm not a Cornell student, but I feel that your grades/GPA and extracurriculars are solid.

    Hard to tell without your SAT scores.

    If you're going for premed, I would say not to go to Cornell b/c your bio SAT is only 650, which indicates to me that you may have a hard time getting the A in classes to be competitive for med school. I scored 710 on bio SAT, and managed a 3.5-3.6 for math/science classes at top UC.

    Cornell seemed to have a reputation for handing out low %'s of A's in classes. Thus you would spend a lot of time studying. If you go to a decent but yet easier college, you would enjoy your college experience with A's, accumulating more extracurriculars, and scoring well on the MCAT (since it kind of depends just on your intelligence anyway after enough studying), and becoming overall a much better med school applicant.

    You probably won't get into a big brand-name med school anyway, and everyone only remembers your highest-degree school, so attending Cornell for undergrad would NOT matter. So go to a cheaper, easier school (save $$) and enjoy college with a solid GPA to show for it.

    But I know, all high school students think that I've worked so hard, I want to go to the best undergrad that I can. I have that mentality until I have to struggle in college classes, and instead wish that I had gone to an alternative decent but easier school.
  • LatuzaLatuza Registered User Posts: 81 Junior Member
    I'm expecting that with your SAT 2100, you would probably score about 30-33 on MCAT, with GPA of about 3.5-3.7 which would make you a mediocre applicant for med school on paper. But if you keep up your great extracurriculars with leadership in college, you would get into a med school.
  • julesjunkjulesjunk Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    Thank you! But with my biology sat I took this while I was taking chemistry (bad idea I know) and with a backround of only really basic biology from honors bio, so I hardly new any of the information on the exam. I think that will change with AP bio, so I think it will change. Thank you so much for your opinion and I will definitely consider this!
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