College Admissions Info

cdougherty
cdougherty
University of California - Los Angeles, ‘18
BS, Computational and Applied Mathematics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

UCLA Freshman who likes to play volleyball and is learning how to surf!
From: Santa Barbara , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision, Accepted From Waitlist
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: UCSB, UCSD, UC Davis, UCLA, UCSC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

1800
SAT
32
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1290
Highest SAT: 1800
SAT Prep:
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High School Performance

4.40
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring
Awards Received:
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

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...















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...











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...



College 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%)...



















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...





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...