College Admissions Info

Southern Connecticut State University, ‘19
BS, Social Work and Youth Services

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi, I'm Emily! I am currently a freshman at Southern Connecticut State University. I am a social work major. I love art, history, lacrosse, Netflix.
From: New Fairfield , Connecticut
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents, Grandparent, Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision, Early Action
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Southern CT, Western CT, George Mason, FPU, FDU, Lynchburg
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1060
Highest SAT: 1450
Other SAT Scores:
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 50%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Lacrosse, Field Hockey
Extracurricular Activities: Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), American Cancer Society, Debate Club/Team, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Reaching a goal
303 Words
I plan on making the most of it by becoming a veteran’s counselor at a Veterans hospital. This has been a goal of mine since my freshman year of high school when I first met a veteran with PTSD who is now a very good friend of mine. PTSD is also known as post- traumatic stress disorder. This disorder is “is an anxiety disorder that may develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which severe physical...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
34 Words
My college essay was about when I got my concussion during lacrosse season my freshman year of high school and how I didn't let that setback destroy what I have worked so hard for.

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
61 Words
During the summer, you have the chance to take part in community service opportunities, and you should definitely...

How to increase chances at my school
76 Words
If you have a reach school that you really want to attend, make sure to participate in clubs and extracurriculars at your high...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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In college, participate in activities that you enjoy or are related to your major. I am in...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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Greek life,...

My favorite course thus far, and why
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My favorite course would definitely be history 111 because my...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Tired (we usually pull lots of all nighters, especially when you forget about a paper due that week), studious (concerned about...

What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
33 Words
I would change the meal plan at my school because...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
37 Words
Living in a dorm is pretty awesome because you automatically have...

How to approach transferring schools
30 Words
Talk to an advisor and be in contact with...

What I’d change about my application process
26 Words
I would spend more time on my applications...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
51 Words
I never felt the need to use a private admissions counselor except for when it...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
42 Words
I only interviewed with one school which was George Mason University. This was...

What set me apart from other applicants
31 Words
My extracurricular activities and community service set me apart. ...

Why I declined other schools
93 Words
I had to decline other school because of money problems. It is hard to say that I was accepted into my dream school and the reach school I...

Post-college plans
39 Words
When I graduate with my BS in social work, I plan on...

Why I ultimately chose my school
41 Words
I chose my school because my parents went here, it is not...

How I chose schools to apply to
36 Words
I chose schools based on their acceptance rate of previous applicants...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
50 Words
I didn't like my schools location because everyone told me that the city I'm in...

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
45 Words
I never felt the need to talk to caches and professors at my school. ...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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I applied for over 100 scholarships and received none, but never stop applying for them...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
16 Words
I was never waitlisted or...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Be passionate when writing about...

My advice about getting recommenders
24 Words
To get better recommendations, ask teachers who...

How to approach transferring schools
6 Words
I have...