College Admissions Info

seare825
seare825
Bates College ‘20
BA, Undecided

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a reader, debater, and researcher who obsessed over the admissions process until I got lucky.
From: Houston, TX , Texas
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
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Test Scores

1940
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1370
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High School Performance

3.96
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
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Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for Bates, Colby, Swarthmore, Middlebury, Vassar, ConnCollege, Kenyon: Challenged a belief, Death of a loved one, Issue of personal significance, Overcoming personal struggle, Your disability
698 Words
Dim, flickering room lights, on at odd hours. The sound of powerful taps on a screen. Bleary eyes scanning the screen, rapid fusion of disparate information, brain whirring in a consistent, cyclic process. These actions form the substance of research; the substance of my identity. I was diagnosed with hyperactive and inattentive ADHD as a child, resulting in unfocused daydreaming, mental and physical restlessness, isolation in test rooms, and being singled-out in classrooms. Severe ADHD was an enormous burden for...











Supplemental Essay for Bates: “Why us” school essay
413 Words
As a person who has made efforts to build a community within his high school through the EMERGE Fellowship and the East Early College High School Debate Team, Bates would allow me to embrace and join a collaborative residential community. Just as I have created a safe space within the East Early Debate Team to help young debaters grow into their full potential, I wish to recreate that same safe space within the Brooks Quimby Debate Council. I want to...







College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
100 Words
Honestly, I think that one of the biggest things that I regret was that I didn't have many safety schools. It's hard, I think, to admit yourself in a lower...





How to increase chances at my school (Bates)
112 Words
I think that one of the most important things at any school, but specifically Bates, is to understand that the admissions officers are also people too. Too many times do applicants shy away from...