Cornell Deferal...what are my chances elsewhere?????





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By mikes80346 on Thursday, December 12, 2002 - 07:30 pm: Edit

I posted this under another name but it wasnt attracting many answers...
I got defered early from Cornell ED and want to know my chances at the other schools I'm now going to apply to. Here are my stats:

Gpa: 8.167 (out of 9 weighted..it's wierd)
comes to about a 3.7 unweighted 4.1 weighted

SAT:1400
730V 670M

SATII
700 IC 690 writing 660 lit

this year classes:
AP Psychology
AP European History
AP English
AP Statistics
Honors Wind Ensemble
Italian 2
TV Production

Ec's I'm going for the well-rounded student...I'm not amazing in anything but I've also had some success and leadership in a good amount (but I don't think grocery list) of activities.

Awards and Honors:
Honor Roll
National Leaders of America nominee
Who's Who Among American High School Students

In school ec's:
Mock Trial- State Champions/ 17th in the nation 9,10,11,12
Model Un-representative at Yale and Harvard Conferences 10,11,12
Fantasy Book Club- Founder and President11,12
Jewish Culture Club- Secretary 9,10,11,12

Athletics
Hockey- JV Captain 9, 10 , varsity in 10,11,12, youth hockey 9-12, Europa Cup hockey leauge 9-12, selected to MA State Selects Hockey Team 9-12,
Track- mile and 1/2 mile- bay state leauge champs, undefeated state champs 10-12

Music
Alto Saxophone
Marching Band 9,10,11,12
Pep Band 9,10,11,12
Alto Saxophone Lessons 9,10,11,12
Bass Guitar
Guitar Club (President)9,10,11,12
Bass Guitar Lessons 9-12
Bassist in rock band 9-12- numerous paid gigs in boston area clubs/parties

Employment/Community Service
Newton Community Education Interoffice Correspondent 9,10,11,12
Great Harvest Bakery 10,11 Peetís Coffee and Tea 12 Peer Mentor 10,11,12
Career Center Aide 11,12 Guidance Aide 12
Project Costa Rica (community service project)summer of 12 150 hrs comm service

Also I recieved a prestgious internship at the Boston Herald and have been working as a teen correspondent writing articles for a weekly teen section. 11,12


two great recs
very solid essays

Lastly, my "hook" is (I'm hoping) that I'm graduating early and doing a semester abroad in the second half of my senior year at Hebrew Univ. in Israel..taking full undergraduate course load and have internship there.

I'm applying to:
Cornell (roll over from ED)
Columbia
Northwestern
U mich-ann arbor
Duke
U penn
JHU
Georgetown
BU
NYU
Emory

chances and comments (specifically about what you think about ec's and semester abroad) thanks.

By g-bundler on Thursday, December 12, 2002 - 07:50 pm: Edit

siroky LOVES the d - you were captain of jv hockey in 9th grade? DAMN, no wonder we only won 2 games

By mikes80346 on Thursday, December 12, 2002 - 07:57 pm: Edit

we we undefeated in 9th grade acutally


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