polysci student chances at Cornell

<p>I am a student at Seminole Community College in Florida. I will be graduating this December with 62 credits and an A.A. degree. I am in Phi Theta Kappa, National Dean's List, and soon to be All-USA academic team. I have a 3.6 GPA, but no EC's (busy working). I got a transfer broshure and Cornell packet in the mail without ever requesting one. Do you think I have a chance? My college grades are good, but not superior, and H.S. grades are nothing to brag about. Does anyone think I have a chance to go into the Political Science department based on my college grades alone? I am a very commited student and would likely have a 3.8 or so if math didn't hurt me. Some feedback would be greatly appreciated.</p>

<p>thers no poly sci major at cornell</p>

<p>There is a Government major at Cornell. It closely resemebles the universal "political science" major most universities have. They also have a specialty in International Relations that I want to take. Does anyone know my chances (look above) and how good it is? Input would be appreciated.</p>

<p>"thers no poly sci major at cornell"---Cle27</p>

<p>Brilliant remark! From that standpoint, I guess Harvard and Princeton also don't have political science departments either. Harvard, Princeton, and Cornell (along with many other universities around the country) all refer to political science as "Government" because it's a more accurate title for the field. Political science and "Government" are the same major and this major is offered at every single top tier university in the country. </p>

<p>To the OP: I'm a political science major at another university so I really couldn't rate your chances at Cornell. </p>

<p>Berkeley '06</p>

<p>Okay, thanks for the insight. Does anyone else have any knowledge pertaining to the quality of Cornell's Government program? I usually hear about how strong it is in the sciences (usually up there w/ Duke, Stanford, JHU), but little about their government program. Also, does anyone think that a strong college record (A.A. degree obtained) with overshadow a weak high school record when it comes to Cornell admissions? I made some mistakes in high school, but doing great so far in college. I fell in love with Cornell when I saw it. Anyone else know about my chances? Thanks.</p>

<p>I have no clue whether you will get in or not since it is a transfer thing, but it's nice to see someone who did poorly in high school, but was able to go to a community college and turn themselves around, and might even get into an ivy league school. With your attitude, wherever you transfer to, you will be fine.</p>