College Admissions Info

whitmeli
whitmeli
California Institute of the Arts , ‘21
BFA, Voice and Opera

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a sock addict who loves making music and learning new things!
From: Clear Spring , Maryland
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: Berklee, UArts, Muhlenberg, UNC Asheville
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

1540
SAT
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High School Performance

4.21
GPA
Top 1%
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College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Choir, Community Cleanup / Service, Community or summer theater/plays, Gay/Straight Alliance, Library Volunteer, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, School Choir, School Theater/Plays, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for Muhlenberg, UNC Asheville, Oberlin, USC: Art/acting/singing, Failure experience, Interest in fine arts, Overcoming personal struggle
588 Words
I have always preferred the pencil to the pen. As nice as ink looks on a page, I don’t know what I would have done for the past eleven or so years if I’d never had the safety cushion of an eraser. Like any other human being, I’m prone to make mistakes. I’m not perfect. And sometimes, that’s been hard for me to deal with. My sophomore year, four of my classmates and I were...









Personal Statement for Cal Arts: Art/acting/singing, Career aspirations, Interest in fine arts
328 Words
I am a musician because music is the greatest source of joy in my life. Music is an art form; I desire to create both original art and pour myself into existing art to make it my own. Music is an embodiment of culture and personality; I want to experience the world through it, exploring new and old ideas, cultures, and stories of all kinds. Music is the universal language, understood by anyone regardless of their background; I hope to...





Supplemental Essay for USC: Unique question posed by school
328 Words
I am a musician because music is the greatest source of joy in my life. Music is an art form; I desire to create both original art and pour myself into existing art to make it my own. Music is an embodiment of culture and personality; I want to experience the world through it, exploring new and old ideas, cultures, and stories of all kinds. Music is the universal language, understood by anyone regardless of their background; I hope to...





Supplemental Essay for USC: Unique question posed by school
256 Words
I’m extremely excited for the electives available to me and the chance to improve my music through a variety of studies. I'll definitely be participating in performing ensembles since I've always loved being in choir and on stage—performing is my passion. I hope to experiment with technology because I love the infinite possibilities it introduces to both schoolwork and recreation; I’ve used it in the past to make effective, attractive presentations; I enjoy the gaming and artistic...





Supplemental Essay for Oberlin: “Why us” school essay
219 Words
Oberlin has been at the forefront of my college search since the beginning. I first came across the name on www.musicschoolcentral.com looking for top music schools, and the name kept popping up after that. I investigated the website, perused the mail I received, and wondered if this was the college I was looking for: small, suburban, progressive, and musical. I was so intrigued that in July 2016, I visited the campus with my family and toured the observatory as...





College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
131 Words
When I was applying to colleges, I faced the unfortunate problem of having parents who were unable to offer much advice and were unwilling to help me. I felt completely alone. On top of that, I had only visited...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
230 Words
I did not have a private admissions counselor. Essentially, I talked to my school guidance counselor and the individual admissions counselors at the schools I applied to. (In this area, I would say that such a strategy worked out for me in the end, but also that my guidance counselor couldn't answer some of the questions I had because my field is more specialized than that of typical applicants.)...





My advice about getting recommenders
185 Words
I'm a good student and active in my community, so finding a recommender wasn't much of a problem for me. BUT, I know that for some, it can be a real struggle knowing who will write you a good letter. Here's how I see it: your teachers WANT you to get into college, whether because they...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
104 Words
I'm a musician, so I've spent a LOT of time doing music activities, inside and outside of school. And guess what? When I applied to college for music, stuff I did...