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MarkG
MarkG
Emerson College ‘18
BA, Film, Video, and Photography

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 3 supplemental essays

Student Background

I'm a freshman in the Honors Program at Emerson College. I'm a Visual and Media Arts major with a focus in post-production.
From: Weston
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Emerson, BU, NYU, UT Austin, McGill
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2260
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1540
Highest SAT: 2260
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:

High School Performance

3.80
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Other Private
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Film, Improv club/team, School theater/plays, Student Council / Government
How Spent Summers:
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Communication wasn't always my forté. To be fair, everyone starts out with subpar communication skills. People usually take about a year after birth before they begin figuring out the process of effectively articulating their thoughts and emotions. By the time kids are in preschool, they may as well have a PhD in Talking with a concentration in Asking Questions. But I couldn’t speak a sentence until I was four years old. My story starts at birth. Pretty cliché, I...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
522 Words
I used to have serious issues with confidence and self-esteem. The world outside my personal bubble was intimidating, and I didn't know how to handle it. I was emotional and introverted through middle school, morbidly afraid that I would mess up and that my peers wouldn't like me. I had trouble making friends, and I was just plain lonely. My life completely changed when I was a teenager. After middle school, I went to an arts camp and a new...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
415 Words
Many of my friends define their lifetime goals in terms of their future careers. They want to be doctors and scientists, artists and teachers. These guys know what they want to “do”. Let me be honest for a moment. I’m seventeen years old. I’m just a high school student, and I don’t know what I want to "do". Maybe my fate ends with me becoming a filmmaker, or a journalist, or an actor, or anything else, but...







Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
566 Words
She looks up at the stars, lying beside me on the wet asphalt. She looks up at the stars and she thinks about the bigness and the far-awayness of outer space. Everything is so big, everything is so far away, and she is so small. She ponders her own insignificance. She panics and realizes that she doesn't mean anything. She will never mean anything, and she feels that she should be important, and why doesn't she mean anything and oh...









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