College Admissions Info

norabeilayag
norabeilayag
University of California - San Diego, ‘19
Psychology

Profile Overview

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  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 2 advice topics

Student Background

A passionate volunteer with children who have special needs, looking forward to using my Psych degree to build a career in therapy and continue finding purpose in helping others.
From: Palo Alto , California
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: UCLA, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCSC
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Test Scores

2330
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Converted SAT Score: 1570
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High School Performance

4.00
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Top 1%
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Community Cleanup / Service, Other Religious Affiliation, Dance, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

My family gathers for our weekly Shabbat [Jewish day of rest ] dinner celebration, waiting hungrily for the ceremonial introduction. Approaching my youngest sister, my father lays a hand on her hair and recites a brief Hebrew blessing, sealing it with a kiss. He'll do the same for his other four children. As the oldest, I wait patiently, watching my grandmother tear up. My grandmother first encountered Jewish celebration in America in her fifties as a Russian immigrant; she never dreamed...









College Admissions Advice

Why I declined other schools
166 Words
After I got accepted to UCLA, everyone around me assumed I'd attend. It was twice as selective as anywhere else I'd been accepted, prestigious around the country, and in LA! It took me a long time to realize that these factors didn't actually speak to me as strongly as certain...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!) (UCSD)
81 Words
UCSD students are academically driven, chill, friendly, diverse, and passionate about learning. We are students first, but we're also many other things--college athletes, writers,...