Missemmax
Missemmax,
Dartmouth ‘20
B.S., Neuroscience
Neuro major with political aspirations
Features Included
5
Essays
4
Schools
9
Scores
2
Advice
3
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Poughkeepsie, New York
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
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Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)

Applied for in Neuroscience

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
37 Words
Don't go for the most prestigious teacher in your school. Dartmouth...
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More Essays

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Personal Statement
646 Words
Story central to identity
Class of ‘98 (CommonApp Essay) Leafing through yet another list of unimpressive credentials, a bespectacled social worker tosses aside his yellowed file. The reject pile is growing higher than the rickety bookshelves. "Baby girls," he comments, leaning back in his chair, "as common as broken glass." With higher stakes than an Ivy League, Sichuanese Adoption, class of '98, was a discarded peasant daughter's best chance at success. How would I have fared if college admission standards were applied for my adoption?...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
258 Words
In our house, it's impossible to avoid the topic of neurological health. I delved into neuroscience after a dangerous dance with a pituitary tumor. When I first found out, my 7th grade self was too preoccupied with the new iPod Touch to notice the possible calamity on the horizon. Eventually, she became a little more frightened, but she was also fascinated by the single organ in control of our life. My tumor was small enough that surgeons didn’t want...
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Supplemental Essay Using a metaphor
707 Words
“Curiouser and curiouser,” from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll “Now what do you plan to do, my dear?” the Mad Hatter asks, piling far more sugar into my cup than tea. “Why, neurosurgery!” I begin excitedly. “I find the brain to be quite-” “No, no, no, that won’t do," the March Hare interrupts. “Too much tinkering will leave you with a hole in the head!” He taps a fork on the tea kettle to accentuate his...
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Supplemental Essay Scholarship application
695 Words
When I was little, my favorite compliment to receive was that I was “unusually articulate”. In high school, I loved Model Congresses and Debate Society almost as much as Science Olympiad. I was thrilled by speeches that could move nations and how policies could radically alter the domestic sphere. I even considered a career in politics before I realized I couldn’t go that far, since my birthplace constitutionally prohibits me from the White House. I now intend to become...
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Supplemental Essay Other
45 Words
I feel that my essays were the strongest part of my application. I spoke on diverse an interesting topics that really presented my personality, personal goals, and humor. You don't have to worry about sounding smart. A funny, interesting essay is always the smartest choice.
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General Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
7 Words
Fun Smart...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.12
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2310
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1560
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

SportsFencing

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesMath Team, Science Club/Team, Debate Club/Team
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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