College Admissions Info

MSharronHeim
MSharronHeim
Emerson College ‘18
BA, English

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Freshman at Emerson College interested in book publishing & currently an intern for a film ratings service.
From: Los Angeles
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 13 schools
Accepted At: Emerson, UCSC, Syracuse, NYU, Northeastern
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

29
ACT
Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

4.10
GPA
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball, Softball, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: French Club, National Honor Society, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Special Olympics, Yearbook
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Place you’re content
229 Words
I look in the mirror and see a confident young adult who could take on the world, but I also see the leftovers of who I was before I changed into that person smiling back at me in the mirror. I still remember that timid girl who ate alone and kept books as friends, who gave smiles to people walking by but never received them. I wondered what made me so forgettable, so different that people avoided contact with me....





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
181 Words
The whir of my bike echoes off the pavement as I race down West 3rd Street. I hope I am not too late for class—my First-Year Writing Seminar: “Walking and Writing in New York City”—which I find to be a rather ironic title for myself, considering I ride my bike almost everywhere. It’s at an awkward time of the day. The class I mean. But I couldn’t miss out on this rare, very Gallatin, opportunity. Who...



Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
517 Words
What is the real meaning of it all? At one time or another in your life you inevitably ask yourself this question. You wonder what those late nights staying up to do homework are for, those seconds before an exam when you crash-study in fear that you will still fail no matter how hard you worked in class, or those miniature meltdowns you have from mounting stress from which there seems to be no escape. Not unlike everyone else, I...







Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
222 Words
The biggest challenge a writer faces is “trying to use words to express what words can’t express” (Stephen Fischer). This challenge entices me, along with any challenge that is presented before me. I am driven by my focus and my passion. Passion is a quality that cannot be fabricated. It is real and beautiful. It can be seen and felt with eyes closed. It is as endless as those fluttering thoughts in your head when you gaze off into...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
143 Words
I sit at my desk and open the email I have just received from the Brant Rose Agency. I download the new script they have sent me, take pen and paper in hand, and set to work. I analyze the language, the characters, and the plot in order to craft an accurate synopsis of the pilot. I search for flaws in the show because producers will be reading my coverage, my opinion, to help determine whether they will pick-up the...



Additional Essay Details:
590 Words
In addition to all of the supplemental essays, I also filled out the "Additional Information" section of the common application. This is an important place to fill out because it can explain anything you'd like or it can show your personality. I wrote mine about the struggles of overcoming poor health: I’m healthy. The surgery worked. I don’t miss holding tissues to my nose during make up tests for those days I missed school to visit my ENT ...









College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
116 Words
It is easy to forget during the college admission process that you not only want the college to think you are a good fit for their school, but also that they are a good fit...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
69 Words
I had my school college counselor and then I also saw a counselor not affiliated with my high school. Although it...





How I chose schools to apply to
169 Words
My outside counselor told me to look at the application questions for each school I was thinking about and she said it would help me figure out if I would like it there or not. For instance, we had been talking about applying to UChicago so she had me take a...





Post-college plans
30 Words
I would love to work in the book publishing...





Why I ultimately chose my school
77 Words
I ultimately chose my school because it felt like the right fit for my personality. Although I could've gone to a school that...





What set me apart from other applicants
62 Words
I think part of it came down to real-world experience. It is important to look at things outside of...





Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
96 Words
I was unable to send in an additional supplemental essay to NYU after I was wait listed because they ask you not to. I think it depends on the...