College Admissions Info

shelby.martinez.182
shelby.martine
Harvard University, ‘18
BA, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Biology and Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Pre-Med undergrad with 3 part-time jobs and a dedication to public health and social equality
From: Roanoke
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: USC, Harvard, JHU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

33
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High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 1%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Wrestling
Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, Student Council / Government, National Honor Society, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

I was thirteen years old when I ran away from home for the first time. I was much younger, however, when I first realized that my life was far from standard. People are either born simple, or like me. As humans, we all experience pain and suffering. Every life story involves the inevitable experiences of death and disease, but I have found my early life lessons and relationships to be rare and unexpected. By common definition, a home is a...









Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
4 Words
Reasoning behind medical aspirations

Additional Essay Details:
141 Words
In applying for acceptance to advance my education, I am, more importantly,advocating for the development and research of greater prosthetics and artificial organs. In a college community where the majority of students are pursuing a degree or resulting career, I am unique in my journey to solve a problem that has defined my life and the lives of millions. Utilizing cutting-edge technology and advanced research, I aspire to cultivate advances in prosthetics and artificial organs that will allow families...



College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
121 Words
If I could change anything about my college admissions process, I would decide to not stress as much about my chances of getting accepted in comparison to other students. While test scores and GPA are important,...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
81 Words
For the summer, do programs that genuinely interest you and not programs that you think colleges will find impressive. For instance, if you want...