Cornell AEM - Am I on track?

<p>I'm aiming for Cornell AEM, so I'd really appreciate any feedback you may have.</p>

- rising junior
- Asian female from suburbs of NJ
- average public school
- privileged background</p>

- class rank: 8/300
- GPA: UW 4.0, W 4.2</p>

<li>SAT: 2360 (800/800/760)</li>
<li><p>SAT II: World 800, Lit 760</p></li>
<li><p>AP: World 5, Macro 5, Computer Science A 5</p></li>
<li><p>hardest courseload possible</p></li>

- FBLA: state officer, organized statewide projects, national awards
- Local magazine: columnist (I need this job to pay for my FBLA travel costs)
- Charity organization club: school president, raised $30,000 for the organization, featured on national newspaper
- Charity organization: outreach volunteer, organized citywide awareness events, national awards
- Violin: student, state awards</p>

<p>Any advice, where to improve, recommendations, etc etc all appreciated.
Thank you :)</p>

<p>Haha yeah, you're doing perfectly fine.</p>

<p>May I ask which town from NJ you are from?</p>

<p>you're doing everything right. and you have two more years to go. keep up the good work.</p>

<p>i'm in AEM right now, I was in FBLA all four years of high school and wrote my supplement essay on it. I honestly think FBLA was a big factor for my acceptance.</p>

<p>a state officer position will look absolutely fantastic.<br>
i was never a state officer but i know how huge of a deal that is, congratulations!</p>

<p>not to mention your SAT scores and GPA are solid. </p>

<p>you said you were from a privileged background, so make sure you work hard on your essays to stand out. </p>

<p>other than that, you really have nothing to worry about.</p>

<p>Simply retain high grades for the next two years to be fine on the statistical front; and shortly before senior year comes around, you should start to work on your essays. Don't be afraid to work on it with a competent person that you trust. As for recommendations, approach good teachers that have known you for at least a year. Presumably, you will have done well in those teachers' classes.</p>

<p>I think you're doing fine. </p>

<p>Your ECs are extremely condensed and focused, which is good. You have amazing scores coupled with national/state awards and good leadership. I'm not too familiar with AEM, but with a record like that, I think you are qualified to attend any top institution.</p>

<p>That said, I am also a high school student, so my advice may not be as accurate as some of the above posters. In any case, you're definitely on the "right" track.</p>

<p>On another note...I think I know you personally. I sent you a PM, but you don't have to reply if I freaked you out :P</p>

<p>Get a 5 in Micro get some Economics awards in FBLA (Im doing all 4 years too :))
Should be easy for you to get in, especially with such an amazing sat score (How could you get that being a sophomore?).</p>

<p>p.s If I were you I would apply to wharton or something better than AEM, because honestly you can achieve so much more.</p>

<p>whoa there people. dont get ahead of yourselves. yes, the OP has great stats and EC's, but so do a ton of other applicants. i had pretty much the exact same stats/EC's, and I'm not saying that you will not get in, but nothing is a given though, so there is no "should be easy for you to get in." nowadays they care about fit more than stats so make sure you express your interest in your essay.</p>

<p>with that said, yes, you are definitely on the right track. I would try wharton too, but don't expect to get in (or into AEM for that matter) because a lot of it's crapshoot anyhow. good luck!</p>

<p>p.s. i never took AP micro... a 5 on it is not necessary.</p>

<p>Yeah I was taking an academic viewpoint, you are absolutely right that it is still uncertain.</p>