chances at Cornell

<p>Here are my stats:</p>

<p>Im an International student:</p>

<p>Indian national, permanent resident of Norway, Living in Korea right now, attended International school since age 3.</p>

<p>SAT: 1350 (690 M, 660V) - first sitting of October 9th
taking SAT IIs in Dec in Physics, Math IIC and Writing</p>

<p>rank 1/80 in a competitive private school</p>

<p>I skipped 10th grade due to high scores in 9th Grade, now im a senior</p>

<p>9th grade: GPA: 3.93 (unweighted)
11th: 4.0 (unweighted)
12th (so far: 4.70/4.78, weighted) - 3.94/4.00 unweighted</p>

<p>I maximised educational opportunities in 9th, 11th and 12th grade</p>

<p>9th grade: A's in all subjects</p>

<p>10th grade: (skipped)</p>

<p>11th grade:
Pre-calculus: 96
Honours English 11/12: 100
Honours Physics 12: 100
Algebra II: 97
PE/Art/Music: 95 avg
Psychology: 98
U.S Government: 99</p>

<p>I took the most challenging courses offered till 12th grade in the Juniour year, No APs offered.</p>

<p>12th (so far)</p>

<p>AP Calculus AB - 96
AP Literature - 98
AP Statistics - 97
AP Physics B - 98
Economics - 96
Chemistry - 95
Newspaper/Journalism - 100</p>

<p>I took the school limit of 3 APs and took an online course of AP Physics to be able to total to 4 APs. Maximised Opportunities here.</p>


<p>Extra Curriculars and Awards</p>

<p>9th - Varsity Soccer (letter)
11th - (school didnt have any sports teams)
12th - Varsity Cross country and Varsity Soccer (letters)</p>

<p>9th - Editors Choice Award -
11th - Editors Choice Award -
12th - (none as yet)</p>

<p>9th - Games club, sports club, Computer Club,
11th - Games club, sports club, Soccer Club,
12th- Orphanage Club, MUN, school Debate Team, Computer programming club, Environment Committee, Lettering in Drama,</p>

<p>Honours Roll: throughout 9th grade, 11th grade and now so far in 12th</p>

<h2>Im also the coach for JV soccer and Im the student member for the School Wide Action Plan for WASC accreditation in the school </h2>


<p>11th - Publishing college level thesis on Third Culture Kids and Global Citizenship</p>

<p>11th - Publishing an economics research paper on the benefits of Outsourcing</p>


<p>In my college application im talking about the ability of me as international student and Third Culture Kid to be able to integrate into various societies. I studied in non-religious schools, and now i'm in a large private international christian school, but I'm very confortable even though im Hindu. </p>

<p>also, a pretty inane question, do my parents qualifications really count? I hope it does because my dad is VP of Samsung, and a PhD, my mom's a university professor and a PhD as well. </p>

<p>Would being international be really a benefit?</p>

<p>How are my scores and what are my chances at Cornell?</p>

<p>look guys...115 views and counting...and not a single posting!!! Come on!!! I need the advice!</p>

<p>Typical stats of an Ivy league applicant I guess. Try raising the SAT a hundred or so, maybe if you don't make it this year, reapply as a transfer in two years.</p>

<p>yup, nice stats. you have some good ec's, very similar to mine!... yes i echo wht joev says bout the SAT1 scores, try to move that up to about 1420... that will boost ur chances by a lot.
which department u applying to btw?
right now ur chances are something like 30%...</p>

<p>engineering....mid 50 SAT is 1400 - 1520...thats the killing bit fo rme. Well the good thing for me is that iv been in 3 schools for my 3 yrs in high school, and my GPA and grades have changed little. So grade inflation as many unis say, is reduced a lot because each school grades differently and I'v been thru 3 systems. So yeah...maybe i have a chance there. </p>

<p>The prob for me is that I have to take SAT IIs now. im takin Writing and IIC in Dec and Physics in Jan. So no time for SAT I repetition. So maybe u have to evaluate me on my stats as of now...</p>

<p>U live in Daejeon? Do you support Daejeon Citizens? They are doing pretty bad this 2nd half of the league (Didn't make the Playoffs)</p>

<p>Anyways, I think you have a reasonable chance. Did you apply early?</p>

<p>Im indian so im not really into Korean local leagues, but i support my school varsity team...TCIS dragons.</p>

<p>Im applyin RD</p>