Transferring to Cornell - advice please

<p>I am going to college in 2011, Spring. Cornell has always been my dream school, but I didn't apply because I knew that I wouldn't be even considered. My sat scores were about 1700...
I am an international, and my school didn't have GPA but I think it would have been somewhere around 3.0.</p>

<p>Anyways, I am seriously considering transferring as soon as my freshman year is over to Cornell, as an architecture major. I was wondering if anyone would like to share some 'tips' for me, or what I should try doing throughout my freshman year to really become a competitive transfer student. </p>

<p>Thanks in advance.</p>