xkevster
xkevster,
UCLA ‘20
B.A., Psychology
"Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier." - Albert Schweitzer
Features Included
4
Essays
8
Schools
8
Scores
10
Advice
5
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Moorpark, California
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentYes
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Vietnamese

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • University of California - Riverside (Riverside, CA)
  • San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
  • California State University - Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
  • California State University - Northridge (Los Angeles, CA)
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University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Psychology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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UC Application Essays : 1. Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are? “I feel good! Oh, I feel so good!” I shouted out at the top of my lungs as a member that I serve asked about my well-being. I always felt awkward responding in this particular manner, but it is all in good...
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Supplemental Essay Scholarship application
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Gates Millennium Scholarship Essays 1. Discuss the subjects in which you excel or have excelled. To what factors do you attribute your success? I remember one Saturday, when I was in second grade, I sat on a table, concentrated on doing a 30-problem-set of long division while my dad intensely inspected me; most kids in school were working on addition and subtraction still at the time. I remember my father’s impatient frustration as he would wait for me to finish...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
1350 Words
UCLA Additional Supplements 1. In your application you may have mentioned an extraordinary talent/skill or academic achievement. This may include participation in Junior Olympics, national debate competitions, recognition for musical talent, etc. Please take this opportunity to share with us more detailed information about the level of your achievement, depth of participation, and passion for this particular area. Some people are athletic; others are musically-gifted; some are both. I do not stand out within these areas, but I do realize...
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Supplemental Essay Other
48 Words
My essays concentrated on my background and identity. I had to look deep into my strengths and weaknesses. With many stories to tell, I know my grammar is not perfect or have been perfected upon submission, but I have great content that brings the readers into my life.
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General Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Well-Rounded, Diverse,...
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What set me apart from other applicants
91 Words
It amazes me whenever I talk to people and I see that they have not reflected so greatly upon their lives and their accomplishments. Dictated with the...
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How I chose schools to apply to
95 Words
I know I wanted to stay in state. I applied to 3 reach schools (based on my standardized testing scores and GPA), 2 "within reach" schools, and 3 safety schools based of...
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Post-college plans
79 Words
Writing this as I am a fourth-year in college now, I am currently applying for Fellowships and working on Master's applications for Columbia, CSULB,...
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My advice about getting recommenders
67 Words
Always do your best to make all relationships in your life personal within appropriate reason and boundaries. The exchange of...
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What I wish I had known as a first generation applicant
98 Words
Do not be afraid to talk about your parents' experiences. I got feedback from others saying that it loses focus on my own self-reflection when really you are the...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
92 Words
Being a first-generation college applicant, my parents were unsure of how college worked and took me to a private counselor. The counselor judged me solely on my GPA...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
147 Words
Apply to as many scholarships as you can. Many people do not apply to them because they may seem like too much effort or rely on the privilege that their parents can afford it or that they can just take out loans. While it...
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
98 Words
Aside from looking at the range and averages of standardized testing scores and GPA on the college admission site, do not add on extra stress on yourself by comparing...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
65 Words
There are always things you can do to keep yourself busy during breaks. Proactively look into volunteer, research, or internship...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.27
(equivalent to 3.85 unweighted)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
25
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1830
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1300
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTrack & Field, Cross Country

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesKey Club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Community Cleanup / Service, National Honor Society, Academic
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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