Lynette
Lynette,
Harvard ‘16
B.A., Psychology
Organized, analytic, a listener, spastically goofy
Features Included
3
Essays
17
Schools
6
Scores
4
Advice
3
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Stanwood
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Amherst College (Amherst, MA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY)
  • Washington and Lee University (Lexington, VA)
  • Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)
  • Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)
  • Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Psychology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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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...
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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...
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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...
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General 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...
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My advice about getting recommenders
55 Words
Try to find teachers who know you really well, and give them information about you (activities, grades,...
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Why I declined other schools
30 Words
After being accepted at Harvard, I withdrew the rest...
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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,...
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High School Performance

GPA
4.00
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Highest SAT
2260
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1540
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details2 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesChurch, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), National Honor Society
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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