Chances-What should I do in the summer?

<p>Hi all, I'm a junior currently planning to apply for Cornell ED for the AEM program in Agrilculture and Life Sciences School. I posted in the main section but would like to see what you guys that got accepted think. </p>

<p>School:Public school, about 3000 people, one of the best in the state </p>

<p>Unweighted/Weighted GPA:3.86/4.09</p>

<p>ACT Composite-33</p>

<p>SAT II-going to take Math II and US History, based on practice about 700-750</p>

<p>Class Rank:doesn't rank, but definitely top 5-10%</p>

YES Volunteering-study buddies, adopt a highway, etc
Volunteering outside of school-library in the summer, festival of nations, church
Youth Group at Church
Minn Institute for Talented Youth-3 summers
Intramural Sports
Piano since 8-won state contest last year
Part time teacher at keyboard kids, teaching kids to play piano
PSA-Soccer program for many years</p>

<p>I'm still unclear about what my chances are now, but what should I do from now on and during the summer to improve my chances? Thanks again.</p>

<p>I think you should probably head to the beach and soak up some rays. Not sure how it'll improve your chances, but hopefully you'll get a nice tan! Luckily for me, I'm Indian and was born with a beautiful bronze bod.</p>

<p>...seriously though, if you want to improve your chances this summer, do something that will really make you stand out. Do something that you'd love to do, not something just for the resume. Colleges love it when you do something extra in a field of interest that you'd like to pursue at their college. </p>

<p>Oh, and apply ED only if you're super ultra mega positive sure that Cornell is your top choice. That being said, I think your chances are great for ED. Enjoy your summer!</p>

<p>SAT II not required for CALS, but they recommend taking them in Math and/or science if you take them. History won't help you much with CALS.</p>

<p>doing something over the summer won't really improve or hurt your chances of acceptance. what you really need to do is be able to write in less than 500 words a convincing essay that says why you want to study business. (that's what you do on the application)</p>

<p>my recommendation is to do something that may help you when you write the essay. and make sure you write your essay filled with passion for business and expertise in the field - you want to impress the readers.</p>



<p>That's not true AT ALL. Doing something over the summer that directly connects to your major would help you write a better essay and stand out from other applicants that do nothing over the summer (you'd be surprised how many just lay around and watch TV). It would also help you show your passion easier, rather than just sayin "I have passion" on paper.</p>