nkiser
nkiser,
SMU ‘20
B.A., English
A responsible individual with a strong work ethic that thrives in challenging environments and that learns quickly, communicates effectively, and collaborates efficiently
Features Included
6
Essays
5
Schools
14
Scores
5
Advice
8
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Frisco, Texas
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
  • Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX)
  • Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX)
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Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)

Applied for a B.A. in English

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
From when I could first remember until I was sixteen, I had not been the baby of my family. Considering that I have always been the youngest person in the household, this becomes an interesting topic of discussion. My grandparents had lived in our house from my oldest moments of memory. As a child, they taught me the wondrous wisdom of the elderly, the sound bites of dignity and reassurance, ancient arts of quilting and comedy. But they were very...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
229 Words
SMU appeals to students for a variety of reasons. Briefly describe why you are interested in attending SMU and what specific factors have led you to apply.
In my college search, I have toured ten campuses and sat through several admission sessions. The single most important aspect about SMU struck me while gazing at the picturesque ceiling of Dallas Hall: this could be home. To describe the day, the sky was dreary; my shoes were soaking wet; I was sick; and the clouds and my nose were dripping incessantly. I had every rational reason to want to leave. But the antsy, anxiety-ridden feeling of yes-yes-can-I-go-home-now? had faded,...
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Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
240 Words
SMU is a diverse learning environment shaped by the convergence of ideas and cultures. How will your unique experiences or background enhance the University, and how will you benefit from this community?
Raised by a substitute teacher, I spent most days staying late while my dad finished his educational duties. My father was the pinnacle of volunteerism: always helpful, always supportive, and always there. My afternoons quickly transformed into assisting teachers with whatever needed to be done, from bulletin boards to laminations. As a part of my high school’s theatre department, I have spent countless hours building sets, writing scripts, finding props, sorting records, and cleaning the department. Bringing that same...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
91 Words
What do you hope to discover about yourself after your time at TCU?
After my time at TCU, I hope to discover a deeper sense of independence and confidence. While I have developed my own inherent self-motivation and personal responsibility, I would like to become confident in my own decisions, knowing that I can take care of myself. With classes that place an interest in human interactions, TCU will give me the background knowledge and opportunities to become more responsible in my endeavors. After spending time increasing my knowledge and becoming comfortable with...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
101 Words
What makes TCU a great fit for you?
While gazing at Frog Fountain, I realized: this could be home. The more I heard about the academics, the more I wanted to stay. TCU’s Core was engaging, challenging, and exactly what I wanted in a college curriculum. There were small class sizes, helpful professors and kind staff. This gorgeous campus provided a perfect balance of independence and cooperation. I would have the ability to mingle subjects and reach for my dreams, but still have the support of academic...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
223 Words
How did you first become familiar with St. Edward's University, and why are you applying for admission?
In my college search, I have toured ten campuses and sat through several admission sessions. The single most important aspect about St. Edward’s struck me while gazing at the picturesque view from the Hilltop: this could be home. To describe the scene, the day was ridiculously hot; I had a migraine; and my feet were sore after the third college tour in as many days. I had every rational reason to want to leave. But the antsy, anxiety-ridden feeling...
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School Specific Advice

What are opportunities unique to my school
28 Words
The George Bush Presidential Library is located on...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
108 Words
SMU is located in Dallas. SMU's name has a lot of credibility in Dallas; graduating from SMU is a mark of distinction for Dallas businesses. SMU networks with Dallas and its alumni...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

How to deal with the stress of applying to college
86 Words
I found the college search experience really overwhelming. I found that if you can find one factor that you won't budge on, that can narrow down...
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What I learned transitioning from high school to college
70 Words
College affords a lot more freedom, so it's very easy to get off track. I found that if I found one...
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Misconceptions I had about college before attending
70 Words
I thought making and keeping friends in high school would be the same as it was in high school. In high...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
5.00
(equivalent to 4.00 unweighted)
Rank
Top 1%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
32
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2180
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1510
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details10 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesTheater/Drama, National Honor Society, Library Volunteer, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Career Oriented, Theater/Drama, Film, Tutoring/Mentoring
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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