shayhello17
shayhello17,
UCSB ‘18
B.S., Neuroscience, , Neuroscience and Neurobiology, , Pre-Medicine Studies
Hello, my name is Shayasta! I will be a freshman at UCSB this October, and I'm looking forward to starting school, meeting new people, and creating fun memories. I hope my advice is helpful and helps ease some of your college application nerves. Good luck!
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Background

Hometown Sacramento
GenderFemale
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
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University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Neuroscience

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Sibling

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Sitting down at the table, I watch as my mother places various bowls of curry, rice, and vegetables in front of my sister and I. “It looks delicious,” I say as I ladle some spicy curry into my bowl and grab a few warm naans. The last dish my mother places on the table is a stack of piping hot aloo parathas. “Mmm! I love aloo par-a-das,” I exclaim. To my right, I hear my sister snicker at my butchered...
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General Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
76 Words
If you are given a wait-list offer from a school, take it! It's important to take advantage of all the opportunities available to...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
30 Words
Be proactive when searching for scholarships. Online websites like...
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How I chose schools to apply to
179 Words
When deciding what schools to apply to, there are a few important factors, specifically cost of attendance, academics, and environment. First, make a list of all the schools you are interested in; don't worry about distance from home or cost just yet. Then, with all your options in mind, look at the three aforementioned...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
116 Words
As much as you'd like to relax and soak up the sun, summer vacation is a perfect time to bulk up your resume with awesome work experience or rewarding community service. Simple volunteering like helping...
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What I’d change about my application process
106 Words
Looking back at my personal admissions/application process, I am actually quite pleased with the way things turned out. I got into a fantastic school, and I did not get as...
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My advice about getting recommenders
112 Words
I asked my school guidance counselor, two science teachers, and one English teacher to write letters of recommendation for me. When deciding who to ask, you should choose teachers who know you well,...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.80
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
29
 
ACT Score Details
 
Highest SAT
1920
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1360
SAT Prep
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesStudent Council / Government, Debate Club/Team, National Honor Society, After School Program Coordinator, Tutoring/Mentoring

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Awards Received

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