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CORNELL ED Chances??

gnozjg666gnozjg666 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
INTERESTED MAJOR: Physics, Premed

CHARACTER:
Race: Asian (Chinese nationality)
Sex: Female
Grade: Junior

ACADEMICS:
GPA: 3.58 (Unweighted)
SAT: 1450 (770M and 680E)
ACT: taking it in June
SAT II: bio 690, taking math ii and physics over the summer
AP: bio (4), Chinese (5), waiting for results for physics 1, and APUSH

SUMMER ACTIVITIES
Columbia University: 3-week Immersion in NYC: going this summer (2018) and doing the INVESTIGATIONS IN THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS
Georgetown University: Medical Institute (2018 summer)

EXTRACURRICULARS:
Horseback riding - Grade 9-11, 2hrs/week
Cross Country Team Manager, Grade 11
School's ethics team that worked on the transportation aspect of homelessness, Grade 11, (2.5 hours/week)
Piano, Grades 1-12, (14 hour/week) – Took 12 years of instruction and participated in competitions.
Morning Meeting Announcement Recorder for our school website, Grade 11 (1 hour/week, every other week)
Science research on an assigned gene in our school presented results at UB, Grade 11 (4 hours/week)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Local volunteer program Grades 9-10, (1 hour/week) that helps with elementary/middle school events such as open house day, school dances, face painting, and also to clean up/organize for special events at libraries. ,
Therapeutic Riding Center, Grade 10-11, (2 hours/week) – an organization that uses horseback riding to help children with disabilities to use their muscle and get some workout. I volunteered as a side walker, where I would hold on to and support the child while he/she was on horseback and help them balance. I also volunteered as a leader where I lead the horse and follow the coach's instructions.
Local hospital - Grade 10 (2hours/week) as reception

AWARDS:
regional piano solo gold award
AP Scholar

Please tell me whether you think I will get into Cornell University ED!
I am a Junior so if you have anything you think I should do to further my chance please please let me know!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

Replies to: CORNELL ED Chances??

  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 Registered User Posts: 698 Member
    Your stats are on the low end for Cornell, both with GPA and standardized tests. Be sure to have match and safeties on your list as Cornell is a reach for everyone.
  • gnozjg666gnozjg666 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    I do realize my GPA is on the lower end, and am trying hard to improve it this trimester and will also work hard at the beginning of senior. I think I still have a chance to get a higher standardized test score. Thank you for your reply!

    Also gonna update on my GPA here: 3.99 (weighted), 3.63 (unweighted)
  • rphcfbrphcfb Registered User Posts: 101 Junior Member
    @gnozjg666 ,
    Agreed with @momofsenior1. Your stat on GPA and SAT is on a low end. My D stat was a bit higher and she was accepted ED for a humanity major.

    You are going for physics/premed. Tons of excellent applicants you are competing with. Do your best but you need to have other match colleges on your list, too.
  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 Registered User Posts: 698 Member
    Remember if you are applying ED, which you should because the odds are slightly better, they wont see your senior year grades until after the fact.
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