TransferGuru
TransferGuru,
Swarthmore ‘17
B.S.
I'm a transfer student from a community college
Features Included
5
Essays
14
Schools
3
Scores
9
Advice
0
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Jakarta, Indonesia
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionTransfer
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Malay/Indonesian, Mandarin, English

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
  • Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
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Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)

Applied for a B.S. in

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
700 Words
International background
This is my CommonApp essay, which was sent to all the schools that I have applied to. Please provide a statement that addresses your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve. Language is a wonderous tool that enables people to express emotions, persuade others, and share knowledge. To understand a person, you must first understand the language that they are using.  I started to become familiar with the interactions between human behavior and language by learning my...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
19 Words
In this part, I wrote about my experience of being discriminated against and how I overcame it.
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
22 Words
I specify my interest in those schools. I also researched about their professors in addition to the research opportunities that they offered.
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Supplemental Essay Strong beliefs/principles
28 Words
In this part, I pronounced my fascination towards language and my interest towards teaching. I believe that by understanding others, I might be better able to understand myself.
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Additional Essay Details
1006 Words
For the CommonApp essay, I mainly made a very general essay. I changed the name of the schools each time before I sent it--although it was not required. I was just trying to be more personate to each schools. I had this essay being reviewed the most. I think it is crucial that this part of the essay being focused the most, since it would be sent to all the schools that I applied to. My strategy to fulfill all...
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General Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
75 Words
I did use the counseling facilities in my previous community college extensively. However, since they are mainly focusing more in helping to help...
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How I chose schools to apply to
50 Words
I am mainly aspired to transfer to a smaller schools, in which I may have...
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Post-college plans
17 Words
I am planning to go...
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What I’d change about my application process
87 Words
I honestly applied to more schools than needed. If I were to go back and re-do the application process, I would never do that again. I...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
48 Words
Research about the school!!! Show them that you know some parts of the school...
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What set me apart from other applicants
79 Words
Truthfully, neither my ACT nor SAT were promising enough to get me into any top-tier schools. I did not have 4.0 GPA in my previous...
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My advice about getting recommenders
50 Words
My calculus and physics professors wrote that for me. I think choosing who will write...
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Why I declined other schools
28 Words
The other schools are mainly large research universities....
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Why I ultimately chose my school
28 Words
I wanted to go to a liberal art...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.80
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypeInternational
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
29
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
Highest SAT
1810
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1290
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers

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