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Cornell Fall 2018 Transfer Thread


Replies to: Cornell Fall 2018 Transfer Thread

  • bobaboibobaboi Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    edited February 2018
    Current College: University of California, Irvine
    Applying as: Junior
    Major: Math and Computer Science double major

    high school GPA: 3.7(unweighted)
    Old SAT: 2010
    college GPA: 3.77 (a lot of credits but below maximum) it will be 3.8 after this quarter....

    ECs: (not that many)
    Orientation Program Staffer
    Mentor in some mentorship program
    Dean's List...

    I am applying as a CS major or math major... I don't know my chance to get in. Anyone knows my chance to get in? Much appreciated!! hope everyone can get in!! do you guys have any suggestion about whether I should I apply as a math major or computer science student? I am interested in both.
  • SergozoriaSergozoria Registered User Posts: 17 Junior Member
    Hello everyone, I would really appreciate some of your feedback on my chances of being admitted to Cornell University's College of Human Ecology. Before I write down below my grades, I want to describe my academic experience first. Also, I would like for the readers to not be judgemental about my past or experiences.

    I migrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic at the age of 14. Back in high school, I took ESL classes, struggled learning the language, even in college. To add, I also struggled with my sexual orientation as a gay person, even before coming to the US. I never took the SATs or ACT. At the time, I was not thinking about college. I focused on improving my English skills and coming to terms with my sexuality.

    After graduating from HS, I took a year off and applied and was admitted to an on campus program for students seeking to improve their English skills before taking college courses. I went to a community college in Bronx, NY. I was accepted to NYU and BU for Spring 2018 but decided not to go. They suck at giving decent financial aid packages.

    I completed my Associates Degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences last Fall 2017. I am applying for the Human Biology, Health and Society major at the College of Human Ecology for Fall 2018.

    - Latinx (I do not like using the term Hispanic because it is a colonized term. Also, Latinx is an inclusive term for people who do not fall under the gender binary. I use it for political reasons, but I identify as a cisgender person)
    - Low-income student
    - Homosexual
    - Student of color
    - Bilingual (English and Spanish)

    - Cumulative Average: 77.47% (If I am not mistaken, this is a 2.3 GPA)

    - GPA: 3.594 (I asked one of my professors to change my grade from an A- to an A for one of my classes. If he changes it, it will increase to a 3.61)
    - Honors Classes: Art (A+), Mus (A+), Advanced Eng (A+), Advanced HIS (A+)
    - Dean's List since Fall 2016
    - 63 credits earned

    - Phi Theta Kappa member
    - Honors Program Scholar
    - First Year Seminar Peer Mentor
    - CUNY Language Immersion Program student (this is the program I was admitted to after HS and before college)

    - CUNY LGBTQIA Student Leader ( From Sept 2016 to May 2017)
    - Honors Program (from Spring 2017 to Fall 2017)
    - First Year Seminar Peer Mentor (From August 2016 to present)
    - Health Career Connection Summer 2017 Internship ( For 10 consecutive weeks for 45 hours per week)
    - Events & Marketing Internship at CUNY CLAGS Center for LGBT Studies

    - Honors Program Scholar, Spring 2018
    - First Aid & CPR Certified
    - CRLA Certificate Advanced Mentor Level 3

    Current Spring and Summer 2018 plans:
    - I will be volunteering at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital this spring. I will also be volunteering at the Montefiore Family Health Center during the summer.
    - I applied to two summer internships as an after-school tutor and group student leader.
    - I will also be volunteering at an after-school program this spring.

    I incorporated my past academic and personal experiences with my plans for the future and how I hope to achieve those objectives at Cornell University on my essays. I also mentioned my internships, volunteer and work experiences and my plans for this spring and summer on one of my essays.

    I am not sure if I have a good shot at being admitted to Cornell, but I would really appreciate anyone's feedback. I want to thank those for taking the time to reply back to this post. It is highly appreciated! Thank
  • MIgirl28MIgirl28 Registered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
    Here are my stats:

    Applying as a Sophomore, from a PA community college as an English Major in CAS

    4.0 first semester (17 credits)
    on track for 4.0 second semester (16 credits)
    32 of the 33 credits transfer

    ACT: 30 (26 science, 28 math, 32 reading, 35 English, 11 writing, 32 ELA)

    High school GPA: 3.34, went to a competitive private high school, was a leader, always had summer jobs etc. I also took care of my dad, who has a chronic illness which contributed to my stress and my grades not being higher.

    Recommendations: 3, one from history prof, english prof, and math prof. I think the math one might actually be the best, even though math is not typically my best subject, as I worked really hard to show I can excel in all subjects, came in for extra help (got an A in the class too) and we had a bond. Overall a 9/10.

    Staff writer for award winning college newspaper
    Treasurer of Democratic club
    Intern for past six months at State Representative's office

    Essays: Wrote about my love of the combination of English and history at Cornell, and how my community college caters more toward stem majors and there isn't a lot of room for interdisciplinary learning/meeting people in general. I also talked about the human experience of living at college and how as a writer, having new experiences is paramount to my education which currently feels stunted.

    Also applying to: Michigan (target w/ legacy), Northwestern (reach), Penn (reach), Purdue (safety), Wisconsin-Madison (target-safety), Barnard-Columbia (target-reach), Vanderbilt (target), and Syracuse (safety)

    Hoping for any constructive criticism or input or chances! Thanks!
  • CornellGirl908CornellGirl908 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Hey Guys,

    Looking for feedback on my chance of being accepted to ILR as a transfer student. Coming from a CC in NJ.

    College Grades 4.0 GPA over 60 credits
    President's list all my semesters
    Phi Theta Kappa
    Will have an A.S. degree in Business Administration in May
    Worked 2 jobs while in college as a Manager

    High School 3.72 GPA
    National Honor Society

    EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES- Tutor, Student Government VP President of Finance, Student Worker/Ambassador.

    Cornell is my top school. So I'm really hoping I get accepted!!
  • cercit20cercit20 Registered User Posts: 230 Junior Member
    wow, good luck everyone.
    i have a non traditional background but am hoping i stand a little bit of a chance...
  • Aran888888Aran888888 Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    edited March 2018
    I'm putting in a Transfer application to Cornell for Fall 2018. I have a 3.92 GPA in Civil Engineering at Clarkson University.

    -Associated General Contractors
    -Clarkson University Student Association
    -American Society of Civil Engineers
    -American Chemical Society
    -Steel Bridge
    -Humans vs Zombies

    Work Experience:
    -Admissions Tour Guide
    -Potentially tutoring
    -Research on alkaline methods of green concrete creation, their durability/environmental impacts, etc.
    -Two internships with two attorneys, senior year of high school

    Will potentially have a LEED Green Associate Certification as of March 31st.

    High school I didn't do as well- 3.4 GPA, 1430-ish on SATs, 32 on ACT. I was sick for a month in Sophomore year, and as a result took a huge hit to my GPA(I wrote about this). How are my chances? I worry that Clarkson's lack of selectiveness relative to Cornell will hurt me, as will my being a traditional applicant/student. Unfortunately Clarkson's classes are less rigorous than Cornell's, and it seems like not many will transfer.
  • hoping1234hoping1234 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Hey Guys! I was hoping ya'll could help me out with my chances of getting into Cornell. I'm applying to CAS for an English major. Here are my stats

    -black and native american so a minority/poc
    -middle class
    Freshman at a public university nothing special - English Major
    College GPA: 4.0
    Midterm gpa probs like a 3.9 because I have all As but 1 A-
    High school GPA - unweighted = 3.68, weighted = 4.21
    I have tons more HS ec's than college
    I took a good handful of hard upper level (designed for juniors/seniors) courses the two semesters I've been in college. do you think they'll take that into consideration along with the fact that I've taken 6 classes per semester and have racked up about 33 credits last semester and currently taking 16?
    College ECs
    - Volunteer Program in association w the school
    -Just got into National Society of Collegiate Scholars
    High school ECs
    -Beta Club (2 years)
    --both NHS and Beta required tons of volunteer work
    -3 years of Latin club and secretary of it my Junior year
    -3 years of varsity cheer
    -Cheer captain my senior year
    -Summer cheer volunteer coach for elementary school kids
    -2 time dive champ for summer league (lol not sure if they're gonna care about this but I put it just in case)
    -I think it's pretty solid but I only have one because I wasn't close to many of my profs
    SAT scores (new) - I don't test very well so yikes #testanxiety
    -highest reading - 650
    -highest math - 570 (hopefully they'll take into consideration that I'm an English major)
    AP scores
    -English LIt - 4
    -Statistics - 2 (ha whoops)
    -I'd like to think it's pretty solid. I'm a decent writer. Basically just wrote about how I've loved reading/writing since I was young and how I enjoy writing essays in my AP English Lit. told them that I was interested in their honors english program and how I wanted to be apart of an English program that wasn't put together as like an after thought.
  • yankeebangeryankeebanger Registered User Posts: 159 Junior Member
    Hey everyone, GL ALL.

    Ethnicity: Caucasian (international student from Turkey)
    Major: Business Administration concentrating in Finance
    College GPA: 3.78, Top 80 Public University
    Credits: 60
    HS GPA: 3.85
    SAT: Never took it. Also, not required
    TOEFL: Will be waived
    Recommendations: I got one from writing and one from theatre professor. They know me very well.
    Essays: Decent essays

    College ECs:
    - Member of Turkish-American Association
    - Member of Investment Club
    - Member of Honor Society Club
    - Have done some interns in Turkey
    - Working part-time on campus

    High School EC/Awards (not all, just ones I'm including)
    - Couple community works
    - Done abroad community work
    - Some clubs in HS
  • KG5APRKG5APR Registered User Posts: 388 Member
    Hey, all! I wish you the best of luck! I also applied for the fall for atmospheric science!
  • ShagunbaliShagunbali Registered User Posts: 128 Junior Member
    Does anyone else's portal say Cornell hasn't received their transcripts? Sent them @ the beginning of this month and freaking out!
  • KG5APRKG5APR Registered User Posts: 388 Member
    @Shagunbali Yes! Except I sent them in January... I am also missing my LOR and college report :/
  • ShagunbaliShagunbali Registered User Posts: 128 Junior Member
    @KG5APR Same... and this isn't the only school I applied to that is missing some of my application materials.. IDK if it's b/c Cornell hasn't updated anything yet, or, if they actually are missing and didn't receive them :(
  • Vincent1997Vincent1997 Registered User Posts: 796 Member
    Cornell has been very very slow to update my stuff as well. I think it took about a month for anything to show.
  • mishk90mishk90 Registered User Posts: 395 Member
    I checked mine earlier today and everything’s been checked off for me
  • KG5APRKG5APR Registered User Posts: 388 Member
    @mishk90 What college are you applying for? When did you send in your materials? I am applying for CALS.
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