College Admissions Info

shumone
shumone
University of California - Berkeley ‘19
BA, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi! My name is Alan Shum.
From: Temple City , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: UCLA, UC Davis, UCSD, UC Irvine, Stanford, Brown, Cornell
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

2250
SAT
35
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1540
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High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Boy/Girl Scouts, Math Team, Science Club/Team, After School Program Coordinator
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College Application Essays

It was my seventh birthday. As I sat down in my grandfather's brown, smoke-scented chair beside the desk, my dad opened up his game of Diablo II on the ancient computer. I stared at the screen, my eyes filled with wonder as I contemplated the exciting new worlds I might visit together with my dad. When it finally loaded up, he looked me in the eye with that same excited face I had, and said to me, "Let's do this."...







"Chris! What are you doing? You have to make dinner now or we'll..." I sputtered as I noticed my entire patrol rampantly running off with complete disregard for making dinner. As I stepped into a portable bathroom for respite from the chaos, I heard a click. Muffled laughter followed, and I soon discovered I had been locked in a hot, stenchy box. It was my first time leading a patrol at Camporee, a Boy Scout competition testing various Scouting skills...









College Admissions Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
40 Words
You really shouldn't pick extracurriculars that don't interest you or are forced...





My favorite course thus far, and why
16 Words
CS61B: Those projects really...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
23 Words
I didn't use them, and I think...





How I chose schools to apply to
12 Words
I chose mostly schools...





What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling (UC Berkeley)
19 Words
Lots of weed, lots of people,...