Canadian's Chance?

<p>Kay so in Canada the grading system's different, no A+ - A- just sold A's . my stats
I'm first generation chinese immigrant and I've been in Canada for 11 years...</p>

<p>Objective:[ul]
[<em>] SAT I (breakdown): 2100
[</em>] ACT:
[<em>] SAT II: 790 Chinese, 800 math, 770 chemistry
[</em>] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.6
[<em>] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 5%
[</em>] AP (place score in parenthesis): none
[<em>] IB (place score in parenthesis): None
[</em>] Senior Year Course Load: still a Junior... but planning on
English 12, AP chemistry, Chemistry 12, Calc AP, School Leadership, Beginner Japanese, Year book Design, Jazz Choir,
[<em>] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): do sports awards count?
7th triple jump city championships
Gold Medal in Engineering Science for city final science fair
Certificate in recognition of excellence in fine arts 2008
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Subjective:[ul]
[</em>] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
drumming for 9 years leader of two bands
RCME Piano for 7 years <em>level 8</em>,
Ultimate frisbee team leader
School English Club <em>founder / leader</em>
Track and Field <em>refer above to triple jump</em>
[<em>] Job/Work Experience:
3 Months working with Starbucks *ongoing *
Tutoring young elementry school children *work hours vary, tutoring for 1 year</em>
[<em>] Volunteer/Community service:
1 week working at a radio station
4 years at least twice a month volunteering at an art studio
3 months weekly High School Mentor for a whole elementry school
2 Years music executive *setup for school concerts *
Bronze Duke of Edinburgough award
In progress - Gold Duke of Ed -
[</em>] Summer Activities: 2 summer courses at Cornell, Buisness world and Law</p>

<p>[/ul]
Other[list]
[<em>] State (if domestic applicant):
[</em>] Country (if international applicant): Canada
[<em>] School Type:
Honour Program where a select 30 of 500 applicants are enriched in special courses
[</em>] Ethnicity: Chinese
[<em>] Gender: Man
[</em>] Income Bracket:
In debt, but have money some how, more than avg but in dept?
hmm, able to pay the tuition costs
[li] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):non</p>[/li]
<p>General Comments:
idk, what are my chances?</p>

<p>Ummm, I think one problem that Cornell is going to have with your application is your senior year schedule (why are you taking AP Chem and Chem 12?). It looks like you are only taking three serious classes (I count the two chem classes as one). My advice to you is to take atleast 5 core/high level classes. If do that, and show a lot of passion and interest for whatever program you intend to do at Cornell, I think you will have a fair chance. I am not sure whether being Canadian makes much of a difference in applying. Good luck.</p>

<p>oo, kay, I'll sign up for AP pyscology and AP literature then
and the place where i live, I have a wierd curriculum where we have to do summer courses if we want to do AP courses. We also can't skip grade 12 courses to take the AP.</p>

<p>If your grades are so good, why is your SAT so low?</p>

<p>Sorry but this is the type of things that the admissions office will see..</p>

<p>well, in canada 86% is an A and an A amounts to a 4.0 . So if i had 8 courses i only need 86% + to get an A / 4</p>

<p>Whats more important is that for a student who has been studying in a different curriclum, this test is not the optimal aptitude test for that student because in his/ her curriculum, he/she is not taught the same skills that are required to ace this exam. Having studied this test for only a few months as opposed to another student who might have been studying the skills needed to master this test for four years, a score of 2100, does not seem quite as dissapointing as it still beats over 93% of the people that take the exam.</p>

<p>2100 is not "so low"....it may not be great for international student at thee ndowed schools but it is above the 50th percentile for all of the contract colleges and in line with the gpa.</p>