Is my only hope ED?

<p>Hi, so here's the classic "CHANCE ME" thread.</p>

<p>White female from Buffalo, NY- I go to a small independent school.</p>

<p>GPA: 3.7 (we don't weight)
School doesn't rank
ACT- Math-29, Science-29, English-35, Reading-36, Composite 32.(retaking in Sept)
SAT II's- Bio-700, Math II- 730
Two jobs- one at a doctor's office (4 yrs), one at Wegmans (1 year)
I volunteer often at various places, was an unpaid counselor at a camp for 2 summers.
Internship Summer 2010- Institute for Autism Research as a research assistant</p>

<p>Orchestra and Chorus for 4 years in high school
Sing in a chorus outside of school for 9 years
Head of Science Olympiad, Creative Writing Club, and co-editor of literary magazine
Participate in Cardio, Aerobics, Pilates classes after school</p>

<p>Freshmen year: all advanced classes
Sophmore year: all advanced, AP Euro (5)
Junior year- AP French (3), AP Bio (4), AP US (4), AP Lit (4), Adv. Pre-Calc
Senior year: AP Chem, AP BC Calculus, AP English Lang, Adv. French V, Anatomy and Physiology</p>

<p>Legacy at Cornell (mom and uncle).</p>

<p>So, I would really rather not enter into a binding agreement with Cornell, as I'm not sure whether or not I can afford it. But could I actually get in regular decision, or is my only hope the ED route? </p>


<p>What school are you applying to within Cornell?</p>

<p>I'm a NYS resident, so I could go College of Human Ecology, or the College of Arts and Sciences.</p>

<p>I'd recommend going ED. I think the fact that you have legacy and that you apply ED will give you a better chance of getting in with your scores. They arent bad, but they are slightly average for Cornell. </p>

<p>Furthermore, if you end up being unable to pay for Cornell, you can get out of it quite easily.</p>

<p>You are an excellent candidate for RD as well as ED. Your chances are fantastic as an in-state applicant for CHE.</p>

<p>Legacy.. you're in don't worry..</p>

<p>lyssarhenry remember the college of arts and sciences is not NY state funded. It is the biggest school at Cornell and it doesn't give preference to instate applicants. The schools that receive state-funding and give some preference to NY residents include: College of Human Ecology, College of Agricultural Life Sciences, and ILR College.</p>

<p>Thanks, everyone! </p>

<p>@runi- haha I knew that CAS wasn't state-funded, I just worded my sentence incorrectly. Thanks for the info though!</p>

<p>I got in to CHE (applied ED, got in RD) with stats that weren't any better than those. Just some food for thought.</p>

<p>Your only hope is Obi-Wan Kenobi.</p>

<p>Well, at the risk of sounding offensive, the admission standards for CHE aren't the highest IMO... almost all of my "how the **** did you get into Cornell" moments happened with CHE students. So you should be fine.</p>

<p>I'm a female NYS resident, and I'm applying ED for biology to either CHE or CALS. Which one is easier to get in just from academic standards?</p>


<p>As to Ray192, it is true that grades/test scores do not count as much in Hum Ec.</p>

<p>The "fit" is critical.</p>

<p>My daughter had lower than mean test scores and perhaps grades (though that it nearly impossible to calculate) and she got into CHE. </p>

<p>She got in presumably because she demonstrated a talent in design, among other desirable qualities.</p>

<p>Math II 730??? you know even 800 only means 89th percentile....</p>

<p>Mmmm...don't remind me. I think I was so disheartened after Biology that it was hard to concentrate on math :D</p>

<p>Also, on average, the people who choose to take Math II are pretty confident in their math skills. So when you're up against the math geniuses...haha I'm not making excuses for my scores, I know they're not the best. :[</p>

<p>Your subject test scores will be a very small part of your profile. We've had students with scores below 600 on subject tests get into Cornell.</p>