College Admissions Info

Wayne State University, ‘16
BS, Biology and Biological Sciences

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Part-time EMT and full-time medical student, interested in trauma/critical care surgery.
From: Plymouth , Michigan
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: MSU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1020
Highest SAT: 1390
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Marching Band, Athletics Organization, National Honor Society, Gay/Straight Alliance, Hospital Volunteer
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College Application Essays

Statement on the difficulty I had in school and life after I was forced to quit my sport (figure skating) when my mother lost her job; she and I both had depression, it affected my life greatly, I had overcome it and returned to the sport later when she found another job.

Supplemental Essay: Explaining low grades/scores
33 Words
explained why I got the extremely low grade for one semester of AP US history and some of the other low grades around that time (explanation being depression and bad personal stuff happening)

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
139 Words
I don't regret applying to schools that were clearly beyond me (Harvard, Yale, etc). I would have always wondered if I hadn't applied, and it was still a good experience to fill out the applications. I was interviewed by Harvard and Duke,...

Post-college plans
57 Words
I am taking the MCAT in two months, and I'm now researching medical schools to apply to....

My advice about getting recommenders
740 Words
I got recommendations from my chemistry teacher, my AP calc AB teacher, and my band director. I actually got to read the band director's letter, and it seemed great at the time, but it turned out he wrote basically the same thing for everyone. I thought he might know me "personally" the best, but I don't think he really did. I liked my chem and AP calc teachers a lot, but once again, I don't think they really knew me. I'm running into the same things now as I apply to medical schools. Colleges don't want to see letters of...