College Admissions Info

Emerson College, ‘17
BFA, Creative Writing

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hey! I'm Tylah, and an undergraduate student at Emerson College! My major is writing, literature, and publishing, and I'm currently going through my second year.
From: Carver , Massachusetts
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: Parent
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: Emerson
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1210
Highest SAT: 1680

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Public

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Yearbook, Choir
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Issue of personal significance
47 Words
I was asked about something that held me back or was a weakness of mine and how I dealt with that. I talked about my difficulties with crippling shyness and how eventually I let my passion become strength and a way for me not to feel shy.

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
586 Words
I’ve been to Romania, England, France, Germany, and all across the United States. I’ve been a scientist, a geisha, a vampire, a wizard, and an angst filled teen raging against the system. While others have to spend years at school to become a doctor, or thousands of dollars to travel to Italy, I can do both with only a turn of the page. I learned of this ancient secret years ago back in elementary school. One might complain...

Additional Essay Details:
39 Words
This essay was about my passion for the career I wanted, and many of my peers and teachers who edited and for saw it thought it was excellent. I think I owe much of my admittance to my essay.

College Admissions Advice

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
53 Words
Get in good with teachers at school. Most of my scholarship money came because one of...

How I chose schools to apply to
139 Words
First, knowing what career you want is a huge help. Even if you don't know exactly, having a basic idea of what you want to do works too. I knew I wanted to do something with writing, so that narrowed down a...

How to increase chances at my school
83 Words
Colleges love extracurriculars. A lot of the clubs I was in were pretty similar to the ones my college offered, like chorus, yearbook design, and...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
60 Words
My college offers a special program where a certain floor in a dorm is designated as a club,...

Post-college plans
48 Words
I want to become a fiction author, and publish a wide range of books....

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
115 Words
Volunteer work is always good to do, and you can put that on not just college applications, but job applications as well. Working also helps with your financial situation, of course. You probably won't be...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
102 Words
My school is right in the heart of Boston. The saying at my school is that "Boston is our campus," and that's certainly true. I meet a lot of people from...

What I’d change about my application process
72 Words
One of my biggest regrets is not applying for the honors program. I was so swamped that week at school that I...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
121 Words
Your aspirations is always a good topic. If you're really passionate about what you want to do, it should show through your essay. If something that happened in your life that made you a better person,...

What set me apart from other applicants
39 Words
I believe my essay is what really made me shine. I was...

My advice about getting recommenders
79 Words
I had a teacher who was very close to me write one of my recommendations, which was great. She was very honest about it...

Why I declined other schools
59 Words
One of the schools I was interested in lost all my papers, so of course I didn't even...

Why I ultimately chose my school
62 Words
I had fallen in love with this school since 8th grade, and kinda knew before I even applied that...