Chance me? Applying to Food Science (:

<p>Female, Asian. Graduating from a competitive high school in Singapore this year.</p>

<p>Will graduate with a GPA of 4.5-4.6/5.0 (it is practically impossible to graduate with a GPA of 5.0), meaning an average of A-.</p>

<p>Currently taking Biology with honors (meaning that I take more modules than Biology majors), Chemistry with honors, Mathematics with honors and a Music major.</p>

<p>Overall subject GPA (Year 1 to Year 6 Semester 1):
(5.0 for A/A+, 4.5 for A-, 4 for B+, 3.5 for B, 3 for B- etc.)
Mathematics: 4.8
Biology: 4.8
Chemistry: 4.8
Physics: 4.6 (stopped taking Physics after Year 4)
Humanities & the Arts: 4.5
English: 4.2
Chinese: 3.4 (finished the Chinese curriculum in Year 4)</p>

<p>Academic Achievements:
5 for AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Calculus BC, AP Calculus AB subscore & AP Statistics
'O' level Chinese - A1
'O' level Higher Chinese - B3
Gold in the Singapore Mathematical Olympiad (Junior) in 2006
Silver in the Singapore Mathematical Olympiad (Junior) in 2007
Bronze in the Singapore Mathematical Olympiad (Senior) in 2008
Bronze in the Singapore Junior Physics Olympiad in 2009
High Distinction in the Australian National Chemistry Quiz in 2009</p>

<p>I'll be taking the SATs in October and November. Judging from the practice papers I've done, I'll probably score around 760 for Reading, 800 for Math, and possibly ~660 for Writing. Likely to score full marks or close to full marks for SAT Chemistry and Math II.</p>

Designed a greywater recycling model in 2009 which participated in the Singapore Junior Water Prize
Neuroscience research project at a university in 2010</p>

Peer Support Board member (2007-2008)
Student Councillor - member (2009), I/C of Internal Evaluation & Admin Committee (2010)
Music Ambassador - member (2009-2011)
School Orchestra - Section leader (2008-2009), Concertmistress (2010-2011)
Performed at many events with the School Orchestra and attained a Silver at a local inter-high school string ensemble competition
Awarded Leadership Commendation Awards in school in 2009 and 2010, as well as CCA Commendation Awards in 2009 and 2011</p>

<p>Volunteering: Close to 300 hours, including organizing activities at an elderly home and planning school events</p>

A Bronze Medallion (certified lifeguard cert) and a Senior Resuscitation cert from the local life saving society
Just took the DipABRSM in violin performance
Distinction in ABRSM Grade 8 in violin performance
Merit in ABRSM Grade 5 in piano performance
Merit in ABRSM Grade 8 in music theory</p>

<p>I started a food blog last year, which has received 93,683 page views since June 2010.</p>

<p>First generation college student.</p>

<p>Thanks a lot for your help!! :D</p>

<p>Whoa, did you take APs on your own? Just curious:)</p>

<p>My school encouraged its students to take the APs. I took the AP Calculus and AP Statistics modules in school, and prepared for the AP Biology and Chemistry on my own (like the other Bio and Chem honors students) :)</p>

<p>Do you need financial aid?</p>

<p>yup, but cornell’s need-blind for international applicants.</p>

<p>I quote from another poster, Cornell is need-blind for admissions. But not all international accepted students who asked for financial aid will get it. </p>

<p>The other need-blind, full-need schools are HYPM, Amherst, Dartmouth.</p>

<p>“Cornell University provides financial aid on a limited basis to students who are not citizens of the United States.”</p>

<p>I’ve come across that bit of info before, but thanks anyway! I’ll be applying for a local government scholarship if I don’t receive financial aid at Cornell. Btw, what do you think of my chances of getting in?</p>

<p>I think you’re very competitive, but you have to keep in mind that the international applicant pool is usually very strong. I still think you have a good chance, though. The fact that you’ve started a blog and done so much research is great.
I love your major btw, I’m applying as a Nutritional Sciences major (: chance me back? <a href=“[/url]”>;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

<p>Wow, you have a greatt shot. Which school are you in (if you don’t mind sharing)? I wasn’t aware that any local schools encouraged students to take APs! How do you even take APs here… Haha.</p>

<p>All the best!</p>

<p>Most ppl who go to Cornell are Americans, so you should apply to other universities as well. Ya you have a good shot, and Cornell isn’t that bad on financial aid… [NYU is a bad one]</p>

<p>thanks peeps!</p>

<p>@dinosoar: my school specializes in math and science…i think you can guess where i’m from (:</p>