College Admissions Info

jhensel
jhensel
University of Wisconsin - Madison, ‘18
BA, Psychology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Freshman student at UW-Madison studying Psychology
From: New Berlin
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents, Sibling, Other Family Member
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: Wisconsin, U of Minnesota, Marquette
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

26
ACT
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High School Performance

3.95
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Special Olympics, National Honor Society, After School Sports Coach, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Choir, Marching Band, Spanish Club, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

My connection with Alexis, my student with Down syndrome, is one I cherish. To my friends, I am a generous person who helps Alexis and sincerely cares about people with disabilities. This is true, but my connection with Alexis extends beyond what others see. Every day I appreciate the small ways I help Alexis develop independence through daily tasks and grow as a person through our bond. This coming April of 2014 will mark four years in working with Alexis. At...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
299 Words
We are Marquette! These three words that scream out from the stands at Marquette are a clear demonstration of the pride that envelopes Marquette University. A school with outstanding academics and committed to serving the community, Marquette is definitely a university that I would be proud to attend. An institution of great academics, Marquette is the best place for me to study English and psychology. As the Marquette English faculty has received honors such as being invited as Keynote speakers...





Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
252 Words
I know monkeys have a bad reputation; but they are not just banana eating baboons. Ever since I was young, I have admired monkeys. When I was five I would giggle, pressing my nose against the glass at the zoo, watching monkeys swing vigorously from vine to vine, stopping occasionally to eat a fruit bar. One day, I realized that my fascination with monkeys was rooted in the fact that I am a monkey. The monkey is never complacent. He...





College Admissions Advice

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
69 Words
Everyone applies for the big scholarships. These can be good, but apply for the small ones too! Small scholarships can add...





How to increase chances at my school
134 Words
The easiest way to best prepare for college apps are to just do well and enjoy yourself. Take classes you enjoy and do well in them. I would recommend taking honors and/or AP/IB courses too because colleges like...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
39 Words
Summer is a great time to pursue your interests in your extra-curriculars...





My advice about getting recommenders
179 Words
I asked two of my AP teachers, two of my activity supervisors, and my work boss for letters of recommendation. For teacher recommendations pick the teachers that know you the best and the ones that you did well in their classes. Your teachers in your advanced classes would be the best options because...





Why I ultimately chose my school
123 Words
I had the hardest decision between Twin Cities and Madison. I knew that I wanted a big school with lots of city life and both of these schools had that! I was going to go to Twin...