College Admissions Info

soulsista907
soulsista907
Texas A&M University ‘17
BA, International Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Howdy! I'm part of THE LOUDEST PROUDEST MEMBER OF THE FIGHT TEXAS AGGIE CLASS OF 2017! I am now entering my fourth year of college and man has it gone by so quickly! But that's just life for you I guess! :D
From: Dallas/Ft Worth , Texas
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: Sibling
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Texas A&M, UNT
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

1500
SAT
25
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1090
Highest SAT: 1500
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High School Performance

4.18
GPA
Top 10%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer, Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, Community Cleanup / Service, National Honor Society, Muslim Students Association, Multicultural / International Club, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

352 Words
I am eager to develop my sense of social responsibility a bit more and be able to relate it in real-world settings. I will dive into an International Studies major because I want to be able to travel to other countries and meet people with diverse backgrounds and language and have conversations about their life and culture. With international studies, I can be more involved in the arts than I am now (I am concentrating in the arts and culture)...





Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
245 Words
As I write this essay, I want to acknowledge the other worthy candidates who have just as much right to this scholarship as I do - in my eyes, they are just as deserving of this scholarship as I am. I come from a single parent household with younger siblings who look up to me and see the choices I make. Back in high school, I made sure to get involved with the community and giving back through joining organizations...





Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
100 Words
In April 2014, 276 school girls from the village of Chibok in Borno State (located in north-eastern Nigeria) were kidnapped by a group called Boko Haram, an Islamic extremist militant group whose attacks are centered around north-eastern Nigeria and whose name translates as “western education is forbidden”. The attack sparked a global frenzy as #BringbackourGirls began circulating the popular social media site, Twitter. As a result of this, it temporarily increased exposure to the group both within Nigeria and the global community....



Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
458 Words
An issue that I could consider to be important is the increase of the divorce rates our society. It seems that if one were to ask any youth of today if they have one or two parents, they mostly would say the former because it’s true. Unfortunately, it’s more common for partners to be separated than married and so the sacred bond of marriage is no longer sacred and that really baffles my mind. I myself have found...







Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
548 Words
Our rapidly-changing world needs people who can learn and keep learning, adapt to change, and create new opportunities for themselves and others, be it through volunteering or not. This fall 2016, I plan on studying abroad in San Jose, Costa Rica as a part of a transfer credit program for over four months and one of the ways I plan on getting to know my fellow peers and locals in a new country is through volunteering. Volunteering has always been something...









Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
2031 Words
Colorblind casting or nontraditional casting according to Taunya Lovell Banks, refers to when a film, play or television series places a non-white actor in a role where race nor gender are not specified or it is “the casting of ethnic minority and female actors in roles where race, ethnicity, or sex is not germane.'' (The New York Times, 1988). This definition has fluctuated throughout the years and people still continue to debate on what colorblind casting really is and what...



























Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
433 Words
I am able to be involved in a variety of community service events through the various school clubs I’d decided to join. Different clubs include: the National Honor Society, Hispanic Scholarship Program, Fine Arts Cultural Exchange Society, Science Society and the Girls Awareness Program. In the National Honor Society, my community service hours are usually completed, mainly due to the fact that a lot more volunteer opportunities have surfaced that have allowed me to really get out and help...







Additional Essay Details:
64 Words
The first essay deals with a scholarship essay prompt asking how I stand out from other applicants. The second one deals with a research paper I submitted as a co-author for a diversity conference. The third deals with a personal issues I decided to write about for another scholarship dealing with divorce and the last one is a scholarship essay asking about selfless service.

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
155 Words
I feel like 5 isn't enough to describe the different types of typical students but I can sure try! The first 5 adjectives that pop up into my head would have to be: lazy (lol crazy I know), motivated (they aren't rare exactly but they are a gem), funny ...





Post-college plans
856 Words
Growing up, my family struggled financially; my single mother struggled since she had to support us, working day and night so we had at least a roof over our heads. Gone all days of the night to work numerous jobs, my mother didn’t have the time to quiz me for a test I had the night before nor could she help me with homework each night. I certainly don’t blame her for that, mainly because she was out there trying to provide us with a home. The main reason she said she struggled, was because she didn’t...















What set me apart from other applicants
283 Words
There are hundreds of other kids like me out in the world. Those who come from a single parent household and have parents who can make life a tad bit difficult with their interactions with one another. But despite what I went through in my childhood, I like to look back on the positive things that I went through. Because of my mother’s low income and bad credit, finding places to live was always difficult - I realize this more and more as I...







Recommended summer activities during high school and college
142 Words
Some things I would recommend other students (or just other people in general) is to go out and either work in another location if it's possible (for me, it was Estes Park, CO), just volunteer - because you really get a lot out...





My favorite course thus far, and why
155 Words
My favorite course so far in college would have to be my INTS 410 class called "Gender and the Global Modern". I like this class because of my professor's ability to have the students in the class relate to most of the content that was presented to us....