carad
carad,
Emerson ‘17
B.A., Publishing, , Creative Writing, , Literature
I get very excited about dogs, and I hope to publish books in the future.
Features Included
5
Essays
5
Schools
8
Scores
7
Advice
7
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Medford Lakes
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Emerson College (Boston, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)
  • Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
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Emerson College (Boston, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Publishing

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
504 Words
Movie or book that changed you
From the time I was young, I would hide behind books. Whenever I couldn’t deal with the world around me, I would retreat to Hogwarts or Wonderland or Narnia. As I have grown, I’ve slowly shed my fictional armor – though I never could have accomplished this feat without a boy named Craig Gilner. Craig and I share many traits: a loving family, a rigorous academic curriculum, a group of slightly dysfunctional friends, and crushing anxiety in dealing with...
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Supplemental Essay Scholarship application
547 Words
I strolled into the house, ditched my flip-flops next to the door, and made my way to the kitchen, avoiding the squeaky floorboards. This house was almost as familiar as my own, but, as I entered the kitchen, I was startled to see a new face among the ones I had known for years. The introvert inside me immediately withdrew, afraid to embrace the unknown: a girl before me who was loud and vibrant and exuberant – all traits I felt...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
34 Words
We live in a global world, and this intercultural dialogue is necessary for success. I’m applying because Emerson’s outstanding record in communications ensures that I will be a part of that dialogue.
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
154 Words
From the time I was young, I have had my head buried in a book. Eventually, I wanted to imitate the authors I loved and began writing. Since then, I have immersed myself in my English courses, and I find solace in my studies. I know that literature will always be a part of my life, and because it makes me happy, I think that it is the most logical career choice for me. I would love to be involved...
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Additional Essay Details
108 Words
I do not think that my personal essay was elevated enough for a lot of the schools I was applying to. I wish that I had made my diction more academic and written about something less personal. Also, I feel the same way about the scholarship essay for Emerson College. The prompt asked you to write about an experience with an "other," and though I addressed the topic, I really had not interacted with an other in the sense that...
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
58 Words
I should have looked at more colleges. I looked at either reach schools or safeties. I am...
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Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
92 Words
Keep following up if you want to get into a school! I applied Early Decision to Williams, but I got cold feet. I decided I really did not...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
93 Words
I did a lot of alumni interviews, which were generally relaxed. I prepared for them by reviewing a lot of information about the school so I would be...
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How I chose schools to apply to
81 Words
I used a program at my school called Naviance. I plugged in the information about myself that was relevant (GPA, SAT scores, where I...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
63 Words
I'm currently involved in a literary magazine, a publishing club, and occasionally a feminist group when it meets. I'm...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
76 Words
I love living in center city. I would not trade it for the world. Everything is accessible, and I can take the public...
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Post-college plans
59 Words
I hope to go into the publishing industry after college. Networking is incredibly important in this industry, and...
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High School Performance

GPA
4
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2250
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1540
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAnimal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer, Boy/Girl Scouts, Debate Club/Team, Italian Club, National Honor Society, Book Buddies, Multicultural / International Club
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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