College Admissions Info

Emerson College, ‘17
BFA, Creative Writing, Publishing, Literature

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Mississauga , Canada
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Emerson, UBC, UToronto
Denied At:
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Hindi

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1300
Highest SAT: 1830
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: School Choir, School Jazz / Orchestra, School Band, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Community Cleanup / Service
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College Application Essays

It began with an easy enough question: "What's your favorite show?” Laced with excitement and hope for a new friendship, it quickly paved the way for others like it. "Who's your favorite singer?" "Which movies do you like best?" Like angry bees determined to sting you, questions like these came at me with every new face I saw. With the questions came the inevitable realization that I could not answer a single one. My love for Indian culture had long...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
184 Words
"If you were to write the story of your life until now, what would you title it and why?" Roadmaps. That is the title I would use if I was to write a story about my life. Since the age of six months, I have moved to three countries, six cities, and nine houses. I love to travel, and my experiences in these different countries have had a big hand in molding me into the person I am today. My...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
213 Words
For many years, I looked at several different career ideas; from veterinarian to pastry chef, I considered many things. In grade 8 though, I realize that the best career I could possibly be involved in would be one that revolved around books due to my love for the written word. From there, as I researched the careers available in the publishing industry and started developing my skill as a writer, I concluded that I was best suited for the role of...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
652 Words
Wallace Bacon, a recipient of an honorary doctorate from Emerson College in 1975, wrote that the liberal arts, or humanities, “are concerned with the question of what makes life worth living. And that question concerns not simply oneself but others. The humanities must help us learn who we are; they must help us learn the otherness of others.” In this light, describe an encounter with someone or something different—an “other” which revealed to you your sense of self and your...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
101 Words
Edit! In hindsight, I should have had other people (i.e. teachers) give my essays a look. It's really easy, even for the best of writers, to make stupid mistakes...

My advice about getting recommenders
89 Words
Who knows you best? It seems like an obvious way to go about getting recommendations, but chances are, it's not your current teacher, unless you've had them...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
197 Words
Working and volunteering are the obvious routes to take during summers, and I highly recommend them even if you think it has nothing to do with your desired career. They'll teach great life skills and give you a taste of independence. However, it's also really beneficial to take some kind of supplementary course or workshop, and I don't mean...