College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania ‘17
BA, Criminology, Psychology

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 1 supplemental essays
  • 4 advice topics

Student Background

I am a pre-law student at UPenn studying criminology and psychology
From: San Diego , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: UPenn
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

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High School Performance

Top 1%
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Choir, Drama production crew
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College Application Essays

The curtain opens slowly and I stand frozen on stage. My hair is snagged in my bright pink lipstick, yet I do not even flinch. My heart starts racing as the music begins. I slowly turn around, my hot pink skirt flowing around me. As I see the audience, I forget about myself. I am no longer Michelle Guefen. I am the head cheerleader of Dan Quayle Middle School and the most popular girl at school. I lose myself and...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
181 Words
I sit in the executive boardroom at the Jewish Community Center with twenty-five high school actors staring at me, waiting for me to call the Artists Taking Action (ATA) meeting to order. Seeing the eagerness in these teenagers' faces excites me as I announce that the meeting will start. We discuss community service events that we could plan to help spread the arts throughout San Diego. The annual Tony Awards Party will bring in enough money to help sponsor an...

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
36 Words
I would recommend visiting as many school as you can. You get a lot of info from simply being on campus, and you can figure out whether or not you see yourself thriving in that environment

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
37 Words
Do your research before each interview, even if it's for a safety school. Admissions officers can tell when you don't really care about a school. Make sure to ask questions specific to your major, extracurricular interests, etc.

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
110 Words
I was accepted early decision to UPenn, so I cannot speak from personal experience. However, my friend applied early to a top school and was initially waitlisted. She then wrote another essay explaining how passionate she was about this school. She emailed it to the admissions team member in charge of her region. He emailed her back saying how much...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
100 Words
I used a private admission counselor. She helped a lot by texting/emailing me to keep me on top of all my applications. Though I don't think a private admissions counselor is necessary, it is definitely helpful in keeping you sane and a little less stressed, especially if you had a busy senior year like I did. Also, if you...