Hi! My name is Aimee (Asian American) and I really, really want to go to Cornell College of Engineering early decision. However, my GPA is really bad. I think it is a 3.5 UW and 3.97 W. However, it is has a very large spike.
Freshman - 3.16
Sophomore - 3.94
Junior - 4.82
I had an eating disorder for the first year and a half of high school (no means an excuse) so my grades suffered a bit because my focus was off and I was just very unhealthy mentally and physically. I will mention it in the extra info section of the common app.
My SAT score is 1520 - 770 R/ 750 M. I think I’m going to take it once more, though before the early decision deadline because people have told me the math score is low for an engineering student.
I took AP Physics, AP world, AP language and composition, and AP Environmental science junior year with A in physics and A - in the other three. My AP scores might be bad, though except for AP lang and enviro. I am taking AP literature, physics 2, music theory, and psychology senior year. My school would not let me take the accelerated path in math because I averaged a B+ in freshman year for Algebra. I am taking a calculus course over the summer at my local college since I was only able to enroll in Precalc honors for senior year.
I am in orchestra honors senior year and junior year, but orchestra all 4 years. I participated in a TCNJ orchestra with violin, may have gotten into another symphony with viola, and was in the Tri - M music society junior year year and might be in a leadership position senior year.
I did future doctors of America for three years with being fundraising officer junior year and possibly president or Vice President senior year.
I am in varsity debate and have been in it since junior year. I have been in the debate club itself since sophomore year.
I tutored at Kumon for a year when I was a freshman and sophomore, worked at HomeGoods for a year, and tutored SAT English and some math for really cheap for people who were not able to afford the big name tutoring academies in my town that charge a couple thousand.
I know I am not the most impressive, but if I somehow get volunteering hours (it’s hard in my specific county with covid) or some type of internship and right good essays, would I get in early decision? Thanks so much for any help