mdlasher
mdlasher,
Colby ‘15
B.S., Film, Video, and Photography, , Mathematics
Content producer at TIME Magazine with a degree in Mathematics and Film Studies
Features Included
3
Essays
10
Schools
16
Scores
14
Advice
5
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Denver, Colorado
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Colby College (Waterville, ME)
  • College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA)
  • Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
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Colby College (Waterville, ME)

Applied for in Film, Video, and Photography

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Grandparent(s)

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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It was seven o’clock in the morning on an early June day in Rome, Italy. Every sane and normal teenager was likely asleep in her own comfortable bed, yet I lay in a cot thousands of miles away from the familiar place that I call “home.” A woman abruptly switched on the lights and whispered “Cristo, rey nuestro”, to which I later learned we were supposed to respond “Venga tu reino.” My two roommates got out of bed to...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
714 Words
Georgetown is the perfect school for me to attend. It is the best place where I can combine my interests in my Catholic faith and religion on the whole with challenging and a large variety of academics. I am a passionate Catholic who could both learn and add to the Jesuit community there. Georgetown offers a great breadth of intense academic disciplines so I could absorb many new fields as well as follow my true interests in law and government....
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Additional Essay Details
60 Words
If I could go back, I'm not sure I would have written so much about religion. From the feedback I received, I learned that many college admissions employees were concerned I would be close-minded, which is not who I am. I think writing about a more niche subject, but something that everyone can relate to, would be a better idea.
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General Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
41 Words
A lot of Colby students had participated in volunteer work and had...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
31 Words
I LOVED Fiction Writing. Colby has a great writing...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Motivated, friendly,...
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What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
17 Words
I wish more people felt...
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What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
33 Words
Students are more athletic than I thought: we don't have...
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What I’d change about my application process
13 Words
I wish I had...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
32 Words
I used a private counselor, but I don't think it...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
6 Words
I recommend...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
61 Words
Dartmouth: I had a terrible experience! They didn't ask me anything. Georgetown: Okay experience, but she told me...
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Post-college plans
21 Words
I work at TIME Magazine currently...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
11 Words
The location and...
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Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
32 Words
ANY professor will respond to you, and I recommend it!...
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How to increase chances at my school
26 Words
Show interest in the school by touring it...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
27 Words
I wrote for the newspaper, sang a capella,...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.1
 
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
31
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
Highest SAT
2010
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1410
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis, Swimming/Diving

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, Church, Key Club, National Honor Society, School Band
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Application Additional Materials

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