<p>Hi, I'm a senior from California (a potential Poli Sci or IR major) who would like to know his chances at Cornell.</p>

<p>GPA: 3.6 (UW) / 4.1 (W)</p>

<p>Class Rank: 30 / 601</p>

<p>SAT I: 710 (M) / 730 (V)</p>

<p>AP's: I took European History sophomore year (got a 4 on the test) and took English Language (5), US History (4), Chemistry (4), and Calculus AB (4) during my junior year. This year, I am taking AP Statistics, Biology, Psychology, and English Literature.</p>

<p>Honors Courses: Freshman year, I took Honors Biology and Literature. Sophomore year, I took Honors Chemistry, Pre-Calculus, and World Literature. This year, I am taking Honors American Government, because AP Government was not offered.</p>

<p>EC's: I have been a devoted member of Academic Decathlon, the Computer Club, Chess Club, and the California Scholarship Federation since freshman year. I have been Treasurer for Academic Decathlon and Vice President of Computer Club.</p>

<p>Volunteering: I spent some time this summer at a local convalescent center and created strong relationships with many patients and employees there. Through my experiences there, I have left myself a great deal of things important to me to discuss in my essays.</p>

<p>If you could provide me with some good match schools also, I would be highly obliged.</p>

<p>Someone please respond.</p>

<p>I know how it feels to not get any responses too. It seems like you lack some honors courses in freshman year. It might hurt that you are not from the east coast also. Your EC's are fine as long as you were truly devoted to them. I don't see a lot of history type classes also, that may hurt since you want to do Poli sci. How does your school do weighted, is it only AP's, or Honors also? I think you have a better maybe for ED, and for RD, a maybe to a reach, hope that helps, good luck.</p>

<p>I have taken nine AP classes and six Honors courses in high school. That is the most AP's and Honors any student can take, even if I did only have two Honors courses in Freshman year. I have also taken as many history type courses that are available at my school: AP US, AP Euro, and Honors Gov. I would really appreciate some more responses and also some potential match schools. Please, someone give me some match schools.</p>

<p>if you apply ED, you have a great great chance, if you apply RD, you have a very very small chance...Ed=75% chance, RD=10% chance</p>

<p>I don't think the difference between ED and RD would be that great</p>

<p>You have an okay chance at Cornell, good if you ED.</p>

<p>Could someone please provide me with some matches or safeties with good Poli Sci or IR programs?</p>

<p>Have you consider Georgetown for poli-sci ?</p>

<p>Look at a few of these:</p>

Lewis & Clark
Connecticut C
Trinity C
Johns Hopkins

<p>Just a start. Good luck. :)</p>