don't shoot me down for asking....but please chance me :)

<p>I am a rising senior in high school, and Cornell is my top choice.
please please chance me
i am thinking of applying to CAS through early decision as a bio major</p>

moved from china to California in summer of 2004
very competitive public high school that doesn't rank
GPA:3.75 unweighted</p>

<p>SAT I:

<p>SAT II:
math 2-760

precalc H
japanese 4 H(skipped japanese 3)</p>

AP Chinese-5
AP biology-5</p>

<p>will be taking the following APs as a senior:
AP macroeconomics
AP US government
AP calculus AB
AP Japanese
AP chemestry</p>

<p>took psychology at a local college.</p>

<p>other stuff:
classroom coordinator for kids with learning disabilities
taking care of 2 children(now age 7 and 11) with autism since I was 12.
camp leader/teacher assistant for a summer camp
officers for 2 clubs
biology tutor
live translator at my art studio
red cross
california scholarship federation
made fundraisers for the Sichuan earthquake
about 300 hours of volunteering</p>

although i'm not planning on studying art in college, but i think my art will help me with my application.
it's a set of art done in charcoal and printmaking. most of them are 18'' by 24''. there are about 15 pieces...but might change
the works shows my creativity, opinions, and point of view about the society.</p>

<p>please please please help to chance me. :)

<p>sat scores are within range, good ec's, gpa is a bit low...</p>

<p>i think it's a bit of a reach, but if you write a great essay, you should have as much as chance as anyone else. </p>

<p>by the way, i would strongly advise NOT doing early decision.
read the following thread& make your decision wisely</p>

<p><a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p> gpa...sigh</p>

<p>i'll work my butt off for the essay...i hope it will help</p>

<p>wow. that thread is intense...i think he/she is right about the ED thing....hmmm</p>

<p>i KNOW i want cornell...but my gpa is a bit low...and the ED pool is more competitive academically....should i just wait until RD?</p>

<p>I think your gpa is fine and I think you have a good shot.</p>

<p>hi there!</p>

<p>keep in mind that cornell only sees (M+R) which puts at you at 1450 -- while thats not bad, a higher SAT may lay the fear of a low gpa to rest</p>

<p>are you sure its a good idea to include 15 pieces of art in the portfolio? Im not an art person but IMO 15 pieces of art is a bit excessive considering the adcoms only have 10 minutes to review your ENTIRE application</p>

<p>others are stuffs are fine, write a good essay and you have a great chance!</p>

<p>good luck with your application</p>

<p>cornell only sees math and reading?!!! noooooooooooo. y can't they take my writing score :(</p>

<p>may be i'll cut the numbers down for my portfolio, but i am submitting a portfolio for sure cuz it really shows that i am different.</p>


<p>yep, submitting a portfolio will definitely help -- just make sure that it doesnt interfere with what really matters</p>

<p>apply ed and then you'll probably make it</p>

<p>@ballpointpen: ya. i'll make sure other things first and then add the portfolio :)</p>

<p>@GreedIsGood: i hope that works. but is it true that ppl in the ED pool have higher GPA?...since they r all sure that they want cornell.... thus more competitive? rlaehgund told me that...<a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>