|By Vijeth (Vijeth) on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 08:09 pm: Edit|
how much does a recommendation from a former Cornell Faculty Professor and Cornell Student and now a professor in a Biomedical research insitute who is famous effect one's chances when one has a 1330 SAT, a 3.4UW, and great essays, other recs, and ec's.
|By The_Brain9 (The_Brain9) on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 08:21 pm: Edit|
How famous? I would say do Early Decision if you can because that's where your best shot is going to be.
|By Quynh2007 (Quynh2007) on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 08:45 pm: Edit|
do they know you really well. rec's from famous ppl are not going to do much unless you know them and they know you really well. but go for it, it shouldnt hurt
|By Jcas323 (Jcas323) on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 10:23 pm: Edit|
It only helps if they have something good to say about you that comes from experience knowing you well. So if they are just someone you met once, or a parents friend, it won't do much. Those recs only really help if you have worked with the person, etc.
|By Cornellhopeful (Cornellhopeful) on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 10:31 pm: Edit|
the most important factor is the GPA. What is your weighted GPA? Your SAT is just ok for Cornell. You have to remember that these types of "special" circumstances only help if you have everything else. If you're borderline, it could help you go into the admit pile.
|By Vijeth (Vijeth) on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 10:56 pm: Edit|
my weighted gpa is 4.0.
I know the guy, and i was hoping he would write a letter on how i would be a good fit for the school. This guys is famous. IT HAS BEEN RUMORED, dont know if this is true, that he would be nominated for the Nobel Prize. I have a lot of good EC's, Awards (including National), and communiity and work experience. My other rec is from The Director of School of Human Ecology and Department Chair at a prestigious state lab. I worked in his lab for 7 weeks.
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