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Cornell RD Class of 2023 Discussion Thread

Cornellian2000Cornellian2000 Registered User Posts: 25 Junior Member
Hi, there doesn't seem to be a thread for this yet. Feel free to post stats, why you love cornell, etc.

Replies to: Cornell RD Class of 2023 Discussion Thread

  • SohyaSonSohyaSon Registered User Posts: 17 Junior Member
  • geekgurlgeekgurl Registered User Posts: 328 Member
    I switched from ED to RD at last minute so my app's been completed for ever but I still can't submit it..like, what if I think of something else to put on my app lol
  • moms2of2moms2of2 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    edited December 2018
    My son applied for RD Engineering and just had an Alumni meeting/interview yesterday. Went well.
  • iiRoMiiiiRoMii Registered User Posts: 122 Junior Member
    I have a couple of q's. I would really prefer not to submit my 2nd sat subject score (math: 720, don't judge me I had a very bad testing day), but I think I should adhere to their strong recommendations of 2 subjects. Would this hurt my application? Also, being an international student, how would the financial aid at Cornell be, as they are need aware? thanks for all the advice.
  • Cornellian2000Cornellian2000 Registered User Posts: 25 Junior Member
    @iiRoMii I think you might as well send the subject SAT in. It’s not a spectacular grade, but it’s not super bad. As long as it’s over a 700 it shouldn’t raise any red flags. Not sure about international financial aid.
  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 Registered User Posts: 3,762 Senior Member
    I agree to send in. It isn't a bad score and will look worse not to have a second test.
  • hopestobehopestobe Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    I was deferred ED from UPenn. Will be applying to Cornell for the School of Human Ecology! Its my second choice and honestly might be my first now haha
  • JonathanNJJonathanNJ Registered User Posts: 18 Junior Member
    My son will apply RD SHA.
  • sportychancesportychance Registered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
    What major? @hopestobe
  • hopestobehopestobe Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    @sportychance nutritional sciences!
  • moms2of2moms2of2 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    edited December 2018
    Please chance:

    Applied RD CofE

    SAT I (breakdown): 1420 (M=750 R=670)
    ACT (breakdown): N/A
    SAT Subject: Math2=800; Chem=610
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.79
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):?
    AP (place score in parenthesis):
    US Hist(3)
    IB (place score in parenthesis):N/A
    Senior Year Course Load:
    —-AP Calculus
    —-AP Chemistry
    —-AP Lit
    —-AP Economics
    —-AP Art History

    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    —Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Medal Award
    —Bausch and Lomb Science Honorary
    University of Rochester
    —National Honor Society
    —California Scholarship Federation
    —-AMC 12 Silver Certificate

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    —-ASB Treasurer (Grades 9-12)
    —-Theater Guild (Lead actor; Co-director, Grades 10-12)
    —-Varsity Tennis (Grades 9-10)
    —-Altar server (School liturgical services, Grades 9-12)
    Job/Work Experience: N/A
    Volunteer/Community service:
    —-Hospital Volunteer (4 hrs/wk;Grades 9-12)
    —-Public library teen volunteer (2hrs/wk; Grades 9-10)
    —-Food bank volunteer (3hrs/wk; Grades 9-10)
    —-Altar server local church (1.5 hrs/wk; Grades 9-10)
    —-Teacher’s assistant local elem school
    (3 hrs/wk; Grades 9-10)

    Summer Activities:—-Leadership camp facilitator (45hr/wk every summer; Grades 9-12)

    Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1:Math Teacher-WAIVEF
    Teacher Rec #2:Science Teacher-WAIVED
    Counselor Rec:WAIVED
    Additional Rec:
    Interview:Went well with an alumna


    Applied for Financial Aid?:Yes
    Intended Major and College: Engineering
    State (if domestic applicant):CA
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type:Catholic High School
    Ethnicity: Asian American
    Income Bracket:- Median
  • Cornellian2000Cornellian2000 Registered User Posts: 25 Junior Member
    @moms2of2 Especially as an Asian going in with mediocre stats, I'd be slightly worried. Engineering is one of the tougher things to shoot for at Cornell, meaning their admissions is arguably much more competitive than some of their other schools.

    None of your extracurriculars seem to be anything special or related to engineering or even STEM besides the one hospital volunteer position that is a pretty common thing that people do. Applying RD is also not really doing anything to help.

    Sorry for a negative post, I'm just pointing out the negatives that I see right away. However, I really like to think that college admissions are crud shoots, so anything is possible. I'd probably realistically think of a rejection, maybe a waitlist. Either way though, acceptance is still always possible. There are plenty of other factors in your application that I do not know about, and those things could be what pushes your application just over the edge!

    Don't give up hope – you miss 100% of the shots you don't take. Good luck!
  • moms2of2moms2of2 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Thank you for reading and posting your comment @ Cornellian2000 Blessings always.
    Btw, “WAIVED” for the recommendations means WAIVED ACCESS TO SEE WHAT THEY SUBMITTED.
  • Kbat11700Kbat11700 Registered User Posts: 43 Junior Member
    @iiRoMii and @moms2of2

    Although great test scores are indeed great, you can both rest easy about mediocre scores, as they are not the end of the world for Cornell.

    I was accepted into Cornell COE ED with a 32 on the ACT (32E, 35M, 31R, 30S), a 650 on Math II, a 660 on chemistry, and a 600 on physics.

    And I am not a recruited athlete, urm, or anything "super" special like that. Living proof that there is still hope!
  • moms2of2moms2of2 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    edited December 2018
    Thanks @Kbat11700, thanks for your post. Helpful (and hopeful) indeed (:(:
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