College Admissions Info

mdlasher
mdlasher
Colby College ‘15
Film, Video, and Photography, Mathematics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Content producer at TIME Magazine with a degree in Mathematics and Film Studies
From: Denver , Colorado
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Grandparent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Colby, Wellesley, Creighton
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2010
SAT
31
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1410
Highest SAT: 2010
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High School Performance

4.10
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis, Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Church, Key Club, National Honor Society, School Band
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College Application Essays

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...











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....











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.

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
41 Words
A lot of Colby students had participated in volunteer work and had...





My favorite course thus far, and why
31 Words
I LOVED Fiction Writing. Colby has a great writing...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Motivated, friendly,...





What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
17 Words
I wish more people felt...





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...





What I’d change about my application process
13 Words
I wish I had...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
32 Words
I used a private counselor, but I don't think it...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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I recommend...





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...





Post-college plans
21 Words
I work at TIME Magazine currently...





Why I ultimately chose my school
11 Words
The location and...





Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
32 Words
ANY professor will respond to you, and I recommend it!...





How to increase chances at my school
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Show interest in the school by touring it...





My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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I wrote for the newspaper, sang a capella,...