cdougherty
cdougherty,
UCLA ‘18
B.S., Computational and Applied Mathematics
UCLA Freshman who likes to play volleyball and is learning how to surf!
Features Included
3
Essays
9
Schools
13
Scores
3
Advice
2
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Santa Barbara, California
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision, Accepted From Waitlist
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
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University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Computational and Applied Mathematics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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UC Application, Significant Accomplishment: Starting in 6th grade, I spent every summer at Jon Lee’s East Beach volleyball camp. Most kids came and went on a weekly basis, but I just stayed. There was nowhere else I would rather have been, than at East Beach playing volleyball with my friends. I loved it so much that I sought out faster improvement, committing to more formal training with an AVP professional player. I always thought of it as fun, but...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
690 Words
A couple months after submitting my application to the UCs, UCLA sent me a request for additional information with the following prompt: In your application you may have mentioned an extraordinary talent/skill or academic achievement. This may include participation in Junior Olympics, national debate competitions, recognition for musical talent, etc. Please take this opportunity to share with us more detailed information about the level of your achievement, depth of participation, and passion for this particular area. This is how...
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Additional Essay Details
134 Words
When I got placed on the wait-list by UCLA, I chose to hire a woman who specializes in wait-list and appeal statements to help guide writing my statement. Her biggest recommendations were that I cover why my grades were much worse my Freshman year, and why I was not able to continue my participation with the National Beach Volleyball Training Team. So I chose to focus my wait-list statement on covering those two topics, which I had missed entirely with...
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General Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
1106 Words
Wait-list statement for UCLA: Fall 2013 Santa Barbara High School Calculus BC AP, Grade = A Government and Politics AP, Grade = B Math Honor Society, Grade = A TA for Calculus AB, Grade = A UC Santa Barbara German 1 – Elementary German, Grade = B+ Int 94PX – Admissions to schools of the health professions, Grade = P Santa Barbara City College English 110 – Composition and Reading, Grade = A English 120 – College Research Skills, Grade = P HE 101 – Personal Health Awareness, Grade = B+ Winter 2014: UC Santa Barbara Physics 6B – Introductory Physics, Grade = B Physics 6BL – Introductory Physics Lab, Grade = A- Spring 2014: Santa Barbara High School Calculus BC AP, Grade = IP (currently 106%)...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
39 Words
I used two sources of private help at different times during the...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
125 Words
Make good use of your time during the summer. The summers after my freshman and sophomore years were spent training with the U17 and U19 National Beach Volleyball Training Teams. Practices were held both at the Olympic...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.4
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
32
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1800
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1290
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

SportsVolleyball

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNational Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring

Experience & Awards

Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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