College Admissions Info

AHerrera50
AHerrera50
Dartmouth College ‘18
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Your average teen that's passionate about politics, history, and health & fitness! I did pretty well in school and hope to continue that success in my college years.
From: Machesney Park , Illinois
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: Sibling
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Dartmouth
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

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High School Performance

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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Football
Extracurricular Activities: Church, Latino Student Association, School theater/plays, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Science Club/Team, Student Council / Government, Political Campaign, Student Council / Government, Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television, Film
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College Application Essays

The inauguration of the United State's 45th president was not in the mind of many Americans during the dog days of summer, yet I was consumed by the historic event. Early last July I received an email from the National Society of High School Scholars inviting me to participate in the High School Presidential Conference, this overwhelmed and excited me as soon as I finished reading the email. It was unbelievable that I was being offered an opportunity to watch...







Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
264 Words
Overall, my father’s heart problems have molded me into the man I have become. Seeing my dad survive two heart attacks and undergo several surgeries has inspired me to persevere and fight on. These situations have changed the way I view life and solidified my close relationship with my father. He has passed much knowledge and wisdom onto me and has shown me that no matter what the odds are one has the ability to beat the odds with...





Additional Essay Details:
182 Words
Most schools asked for you to describe an extracurricular experience in which you were a part of and how it impacted you as an individual in 250 words or less. Apart from this short essay question most just asked for your personal statement. I didn't find any of these essays particularly hard to write or think about a way to answer the question. Most ask bland questions and the writer must find a way to personalize his/her answer by keeping...



College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
216 Words
Choose high school teachers that have a great relationship with you and see you as a motivated individual as well as a future successful college graduate. These teachers will not only be able to write about your academic success and love for the course material in which they specialize; they will also be able to talk honestly about what sets you apart from other students...





Why I ultimately chose my school
114 Words
I chose Dartmouth mainly because of its academic prestige and excellent connections in the world. As I learned more about the community and all the opportunities that the D-Plan offered however I knew it...