College Admissions Info

Lynette
Lynette
Harvard University ‘16
BA, Psychology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Organized, analytic, a listener, spastically goofy
From: Stanwood
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Grinnell, Wellesley, Gonzaga
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

2260
SAT
33
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1540
Highest SAT: 2260
SAT IIs:
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Church, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Dark shadows lurked around the king size bed where I lay. My cousin’s guest room harbored no threats, but, as a six-year-old, it frightened me to fall asleep alone in the strange space. Not until my Grandpa Henry died from leukemia a year later did I really understood how dangerous the cancer was that my mom battled, or why my dad had sent us kids away—so he could stay with her while she underwent surgery. I then comprehended...







Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
305 Words
The sturdy walnut tree stands alone in the yard, a single foot dangling beneath the dense foliage. That foot is mine, or it was several years ago, and I was in my pre-algebra class. I often climbed that old tree to study during my nine years as a homeschool student. That tree represents the larger memory of an amazingly unique and diverse educational environment. Free from a conventional classroom environment, I tackled my education on my own terms. I shifted...





Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
295 Words
( This was included under the optional "Additional Information" section to explain unique school experience.) I have had a unique educational experience. I was homeschooled through ninth grade. I attended the local high school for my sophomore year. Last year as a junior and this year as a senior I am attending Everett Community College full time through the Running Start program. Running Start is a dual enrollment program in Washington State where high school juniors and seniors can earn both...





College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
53 Words
Financial aid was a significant criteria for me, so I targeted schools that met 100% of demonstrated...





My advice about getting recommenders
55 Words
Try to find teachers who know you really well, and give them information about you (activities, grades,...





Why I declined other schools
30 Words
After being accepted at Harvard, I withdrew the rest...





Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
41 Words
Become really familiar with reaching out to talk to professors, current students,...