Chances for cornell decreased?

<p>Hi, I'm a really troubled mom at the moment. i just recieved a copy of my daughters transcript tht i had requested, her grades are all A+ and B+ except for this C- she recieved in spanish one semester as a sophomore. Is there any chance tht she can make it to cornell? plz give me ur opinions Thank You!!!!</p>

<p>I don't really know much, but from what I know, I would say she could still make it. Depends on her GPA, standardized test scores, talents, qualities, ability, etc.</p>

<p>Her GPA is a 3.7/UW, is that low or average?</p>

<p>I would say thats not average... Probably the lower quartile ....</p>

<p>That's low for Cornell admissions, but it doesn't take her out of the running, it's just going to be a weak point in her app. If she has appropriate test scores and great ECs, she still has a shot.</p>

<p>she is going to be a junior this september so any of you have ideas on how she can improve?</p>

<p>if she is going to be a junior this year, she definitely has a chance. just get the 4.0!!!</p>

<p>She has time to raise her UW GPA junior year and first half of senior year so just focus on that along with SAT prep later this year. While 3.7 UW is great for most students, it will be a weak point for Cornell. My S had the same GPA and a 2190 SAT and didn't get in, but this year may have been the most competitive in history so it should get a little better. If you have any hooks, use them! Kids at his school who were academically inferior but had a hook made it in. Disgusting IMHO but true.</p>

<p>what kind of hooks are preferable? national competition's in science,math etc or just any awards in general?</p>

<p>oh and how many AP courses should she take if the school only offers global in sophomore and the rest can only be taken in junior and senior year and it can't go over 3 AP's per year</p>

<p>She can raise her UW to a 3.8 with a 4.0 her junior year, which will help to some degree. Equally important, however, are her ECs, test scores, demonstrated talents, and rigor of class schedule. (Not just saying that, either, that's taken directly from Cornell's common data set.) Basically, she needs to have an upward trend her senior year, preferaby a 4.0, and be able to compensate for her low/average GPA in the other parts of her app.</p>

<p>let your child live his/her life instead of you guiding it. that's my advice for you</p>

<p>Your D are in the possible range for Cornell. The only ones who can give you a realistic assessment of your chances are the members of the admissions committee at Cornell, and then only when they have your complete application package in front of them.</p>

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<p>Make sure your college list includes some safeties - schools where your D's stats are well above the norm, that you can pay for under most pessimistic FA assumptions, and where she'll be happy.</p>

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<p>Why are you so troubled, and why so focused on Cornell? If your daughter puts time and effort into academics and outside interests, there will be many fine colleges that will welcome her. Her guidance counselor is probably the best person to advise on AP selection based on her strengths, interests and overall schedule.</p>

<p>One bad grade should not hurt much. </p>

<p>Raw GPA is kind of hard to evaluate, since we don't know whether your school is a hard grading school, an easy grading school, etc. Assuming it's 'average grading', I think a 3.7 isn't a 'bad' gpa for Cornell applicants in any way. Of course 'more is better', but she takes a challenging schedule, and winds up with a 3.7, so be it.</p>

<p>If your school limits Jrs. and Srs. to 3 AP Courses (and I applaud them for doing so), the should probably take 3 in each of these years, assuming that there are AP courses that meet her interest (she might not want to take AP Spanish, for example).</p>

<p>Just have her keep up the good work, and prepare thoroughly for the SAT/ACT.</p>

<p>personally as a to-be senior this year, the ives are unpredictable.
there is really no way to know who gets in or not because it's really random.
was the C- from first or second semester? if your D improved 2nd semester, the C- may not be so bad.
but as said again, the ives are unpredictable but it'll be good to get a 4.0 or the closest as possible in junior and senior year.</p>

<p>Frequent the Cornell forum where you can pick up some very useful info. I would not wait until this Spring to take the SAT's. I would have recommedned taking them in Spring of Soph. year to give more time & attempts to get most favorable score. Cornell is very "holistic" in their admissions. Good stats (your D's grades appear good enough) will get you in the conversation but the quaility of her essays, letters of rec., & EC's (showing leadership & excellence) will be the deciding factors. My D decided that she wanted to go to Cornell after attending their swim camp between her 9-10 grade years. We weren't sure if she even had a chance at that time. She was accepted to the College of Human Ecology ED & leaves for college Friday. Her stats: 1350 SAT / 31 ACT / GPA not really sure, we use numerical grades. She only had 3 classes in the 80's (B) and the rest 90 or better for her high school career. All the AP classes offerred. Outstanding EC's, leadership, excellence, & letters of rec. were glowing. Have your D chose 1 or 2 of the colleges at Cornell that she is interested in & attend one of their information sessions. This will help her to begin to think about her essays, and what it will take to improve admission chances.</p>