Do I have a chance at Cornell?

<p>I'm retaking my SAT I in Nov, and I know my SAT IIs are really low, but I was really sick that day. (Proof: Recently I had to go to the hospital to examine what was wrong, but I won't get into that.) Anyway, do I have any chance at Cornell RD? I know my scores are low, but I want to give it a try.</p>


<p>School Type: Public
Location: PA
Race/Gender: African American/Black
Prospective Major: Political Science and Economics
Weighted GPA: 4.333
Class rank: 11 of 297 </p>

<p>SAT I Scores
SAT I Math: 740
SAT I Verbal: 610 </p>

<p>SAT II Scores
SAT II Writing: 610
SAT II U.S. History: 620
SAT II Math IIC: 720 </p>

<p>Long-form Info</p>

<p>Extracurricular Info
-JV Basketball (10th) </p>

-Journalism Club (9th)
-Baseball Club (10th)
-Key Club (11th)
-FBLA (9th-12th)
-On advisory board
-Forensics (12th) </p>

-Volunteer at YMCA (9th-12th 500 hours)
-Writer for Student Sun (9th grade 75 hours) </p>

-Employed at McDonalds (Summer of 9th grade up to fall of 10th grade) </p>

Sports Editor for school newspaper (12th) </p>

<p>I tutor math to kids in my grade that did not pass the state standardized tests (12th)
-Twice a week for 30 minutes at a time </p>

<p>Helped organize a school fundraiser for African kids to get vaccines (12th) </p>


<p>Other Info
Notes (in case this might be a bonus on my college app): </p>

<p>Accepted into "Amherst College Diversity Open House" -They're flying me out for a weekend, etc </p>

<p>Applying to Swarthmore Discovery Weekend </p>

<h2>Retaking SAT I in Nov, Taking SAT IIs in Oct </h2>

<p>National: </p>

<p>National Achievement Scholar (Top 5% of African Americans that took the PSAT) </p>

<p>National Society of High School Scholars </p>

<p>National Honor Roll </p>

<p>Microsoft Certified </p>

<p>Who's Who Among American High School Scholars </p>

<p>State: </p>

<p>"You can't do better than As"-Big 33 </p>

<p>Region: </p>

<p>Regional: 3rd place in Technology Concepts (Qualified for state competition)
4th place in Business Calculations </p>

<p>School: </p>

<p>Distinguished Honor Roll for 6 straight semesters </p>

<p>2nd place in Calculus Math League </p>

I was selected to the Rotary Student of the Month Program. They take the top 8 males and females, and they send them out of school to lunch to meet and conference with businessmen and businesswomen. It is based on class rank I believe. </p>

<h2>Some other school awards that I will add later if I need to </h2>

AP Calc AB: 5
AP U.S. History: 3 (horrible I know) </p>

<p>Senior Classes:
1st semester
Spanish 4
AP English 1
AP Bio 1
Honors Chemistry </p>

<p>2nd semester:
AP English 2
Spanish 5
Living with Art (mandatory fine art class)
BFS ('Advanced' Gym Class)</p>

<p>You have solid EC and ok stats. Being URM can only help.</p>

<p>Normally, I'd give you a 50/50 shot, but being a URM would definitely help you.</p>

<p>I'm changing my major to Economics since I've liked it from the beginning, and I think it'll look better for college anyway. This won't effect anything will it? If anything I'd say my chances would stay the same or increase slightly since I'm much better at math.</p>

<p>your chances look very strong in getting in. class ranking is good, along with ecs along the business route. is AP Stats offered at your school? that would otherwise be a good class to take. im thinking applying engineering an i know that at least 50% freshmen switch majors. you can think about applying to a major that is seeking a minority sect you are a member of, and then transfering. that shouldnt be too much a deal. that amherst thing is shweet. they only take 400 students and to invite you, wow you must be something. congrats and wish you the best of luck. </p>

<p>wana rate me? im the thread about george applying to cornell. thanks</p>

<p>AP Stats isn't offered. I've exhausted the toughest classes besides the sciences. Sure I'll look at yours.</p>