<p>I do plan on transferring to Cornell for Spring 2011. I just wanted your guys honest opinions as to whether or not I can make it. Right now, I go to the City College of New York. I am also a part of the Macaulay Honors College. I'm an asian-american who can speak cantonese and english interchangeably. I could also read and write in traditional Chinese. I just finished my freshman year at City College as a chemistry major in the pre-med track and overall I am not happy.</p>
<pre><code> Before going to CCNY for Macaulay, I was accepted to NYU, Vassar, Binghamton and St. Johns. I was wait-listed for Cornell, until I was rejected. Before I keep rambling...:
<p>HS stats: weighted 3.9/4.0 (not sure what the unweighted one is)
graduated rank 10 out of 700+ people with Summa Cum Laude</p>
<p>SATs: Math: 750, Reading: 660, Writing: 640
SAT II's: Chem: 660, Math 2: 710</p>
<p>APs: Chemistry= 5
Calc BC = 3 (yea,..... i kno)
Physics B = 4
Statistics = 4</p>
<p>Honors, Awards etc.
Science awards in HS for Chemistry and Physics, Scholarship from the New York Chinese School.</p>
-New York Chinese School student and volunteer ever since September 2006. Currently holding the position of coordinator in the volunteer program in the New York Chinese School Patrol. We maintain school safety and organize cultural events for the Asian-American community in Chinatown.
-Was a part of the school's Intel Science team and did research throughout junior year at SUNY Downstate.
-President of the National Honor Society in my high school
-Volunteer of the NYC Food and Wine Festival (Oct. 09)
-Medprep Scholar of The Northeast Regional Alliance (NERA) MedPrep Program at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Summer 2010</p>
<p>Fall '09 GPA = 3.62<br>
The Arts of New York City = A-
Calculus 2 = A-
Biology 1 = A
Freshman Inquiry Writing Seminar (History) = B+</p>
<p>Spring '10 GPA = 4.0<br>
The Peopling of NYC = A
Calculus 3 (multivariable) = A
Organic Chemistry 1 = A+
Speech Foundations = A
World Humanities Honors = A</p>
<p>Cumulative GPA = 3.82</p>
Despite the fact that I'm a part of Macaulay, I just feel that the classes in City College (especially the sciences and liberal arts courses) are largely uninteresting and not that challenging. Also I've been looking for research positions, however all the professors whom I ask give me the same response that "Oh, I don't have any positions available due to cutbacks on funding." And I'm sick of hearing the same thing over and over. In short, I really don't like staying in the city, due to the commute, lack of research opportunities due to budget cuts, and lack of challenging courses. I'm eternally curious and I want to explore my options and I really do believe that Cornell is the best place to go with all the research opportunities that I can only dream of. </p>
<p>I'm not sure as to whether or not I should apply to CAS or CALS. I do plan to be a biochemistry major in the pre-med track, but I'm still very interested in the liberal arts, so I'm more leaning towards CAS. However the transfer acceptance rates for CAS scare me... </p>
<p>I need your honest opinions! Do I have a chance? And should I go for CAS or CALS?
Thank you for reading my unbelievably long post! ^__^</p>