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Omg! Have you seen this!?!

pennhopefullpennhopefull Registered User Posts: 164 Junior Member
edited December 2010 in Transfer Students
It's my "chance-a-transfer" thread. Now that you are here, please chance me :)

Thanks for taking a look at this guys

Asian American Male, NJ -- Applying as Sophomore Transfer

Applying: CALS (Major: Biology/Biology & Society [Which is easier to get into? lol)
H.S GPA: 3.51 -- 3.7 before senior year but slacked :/

SAT I: 2170
SAT II: 750 Math II, 730 Math I
ECs: Published in the National Library Of Congress
U.S Neuroscience Competition National Finalist
National Economics Challenge State Finalist
Research on Stem Cells at Medical University
AP Scholar With Honor
President Chess Club & Model UN
9 Years of Music & Partake in Music Therapy for the elderly

Current College: Rutgers University Honors Program
College GPA: Worst case 3.8 first semester -- can still get 4.0. Grades will be finalized in December. Expecting a 4.0 next semester regardless.
1st Semester Classes: Honors Gen Chem, Gen Bio 1, Calc 1, English
Essays: Solid
Recommendations: Average/Solid

*No hooks, not URM, Not 1st gen etc.

Your help, comments/thoughts are appreciated. I was also wondering whether I have a better shot of getting in as a Biology major or a Biology & Society major. Like them both, am planning for med school so the major I actually pursue won't impact me much as I will be taking tons of science courses anyway.
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Replies to: Omg! Have you seen this!?!

  • transfers2010transfers2010 Registered User Posts: 494 Member
    I'm not sure about which major has a higher acceptance rate, but I think you will get into CALS. The only thing going against you is that your HS GPA is pretty low, and because you're a sophomore transfer, it will be given significant weight.
  • pennhopefullpennhopefull Registered User Posts: 164 Junior Member
    Thanks transfers, I know the H.S gpa really kills me but I'll hope for the best...!
  • McBainTrainMcBainTrain Registered User Posts: 271 Junior Member
    Sorry if this is a stupid question, but what is CALS?
  • surfwakesnow165surfwakesnow165 Registered User Posts: 570 Member
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
  • pennhopefullpennhopefull Registered User Posts: 164 Junior Member
    Oh and everyone...I realize I didn't mention this anywhere but I am applying for CALS within Cornell...lol
  • McBainTrainMcBainTrain Registered User Posts: 271 Junior Member
    yea at first I was wondering if CALS was a college or something, LOL!
  • surfwakesnow165surfwakesnow165 Registered User Posts: 570 Member
    I think that you have a really good shot! Just make sure you show that your a good fit for CALS in your essay, and I think your pretty set. Are you applying anywhere else?
  • pennhopefullpennhopefull Registered User Posts: 164 Junior Member
    thanks a lot guys, will keep that in mind when I apply. Also do you know if these decisions are on a rolling basis? As in, lets say I submit my app in January, does this mean that I will find out whether I got in maybe mid-late march? I was wondering because from previous years' thread, I see that people got their decision around like March 24th...that seems ridiculously soon!

    I am not sure as to where else I'd apply...I guess I'll give Penn a shot since I've always loved it as well, but I seem to have the best chance at CALS so if I don't get in to Penn or CALS ill stay and apply as a junior spring transfer to CALS again.
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