<p>Hey CC, can you spare me some time for a chance thread?</p>
<p>Cornell: Applying to College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as Env Sci major, possibly CAS (Math) as alternate.
I was choosing between Bio Sciences and Env Sci as a major, decided on ES since my bio sat and course grades are mediocre at best, even if my chem is better. Also, not taking either of the APs, so the choice was pretty clear. The only thing is that I don't really have many outside experiences with ES outside from the class, so I might end up talking about ag/life sciences as a whole in my supplement.</p>
<p>Carnegie Mellon: Applying to Mellon College of Science as Math major, no alternate schools. My counselor recommended that I rank Tepper Business 2nd and Humanities/Social Sciences 3rd "to maximize my chances" but I don't really have an interest in either of those colleges.</p>
<p>3.7 UW GPA (no weighted, no class rank)
2300 SAT R (740 CR, 760 M, 800 W)
SATIIs: Math II 720, Chem 740, USH 720, Bio 660
AP Euro H: 5 (school doesn't offer any AP classes, so self-study)
Self-studying to take Calc AB, Psych, Env Science this May (don't know if that makes a difference this late in the game)
National Merit Semi-Finalist
National Achievement Semi-FInalist</p>
<p>Extracurrics: Been in 5-6 clubs/peer tutoring orgs for 4 years, but no leadership positions...
Active in church groups for 6 years if that makes a difference.
25 volunteer hours teaching soph year, 40 at clinic junior year, in process of doing 150 senior year teaching special needs kindergarteners</p>
African American Male
1st Generation College student in America</p>
<p>Thanks in advance.</p>