cgilchrist
cgilchrist,
UC Berkeley ‘16
B.S., Genetics, , Plant Science
Senior at UC Berkeley; studying Genetics & Plant Biology; playing on the Cal Club Soccer team.
Features Included
3
Essays
8
Schools
10
Scores
5
Advice
3
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Pacific Grove, California
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
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University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Genetics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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There comes a time in every young boy’s life when he finds himself on the verge of maturity and must pass the point of no return by making the mighty leap across the threshold of manhood. The pubescent time bomb slowly ticks onward, made all too obvious by its indicators of acne and body odor. Then, when Fate deems the time correct, she sounds the knell of childhood and adulthood slams you sideways like a freight train. I spent...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
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What have you done to make your school or community a better place? During my sophomore year I volunteered to be a camp counselor at the nearby Mt. Hermon Outdoor Science School in Santa Cruz for fifth graders in my school district. What I intended to be a week off from school into nature turned out to be a gratifying experience. I was assigned two developmentally challenged children, both with difficult family situations, who taught me the importance of patience....
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Additional Essay Details
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I chose topics that I knew I could relate to other people. Although other experiences may have been more significant to me, I wanted to articulate the impacts that specific situations had on me.
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General Admissions Advice

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
29 Words
At a public school like UC Berkeley you must...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
25 Words
I chose to do club soccer because, after...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
25 Words
My favorite course has been CS61A(Intro...
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What I’d change about my application process
12 Words
I would explore more...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
41 Words
I only interviewed for Duke University. It was pretty casual, I met...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.30
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
32
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1960
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1380
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSoccer

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSpanish Club, Athletics Organization, Student Council / Government
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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