College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘21
BA, International Relations

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hey there! I'm an incoming freshman at USC!
From: Portland , Oregon
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: ColoradoC, Pepperdine, Santa Clara
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

Highest ACT:
Other ACT Scores:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Key Club, Other Religious Affiliation, Model Congress / Model UN
Volunteer Experiences:
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

      The clock read 12:30 pm- I slowly pushed myself up from the dismantled array of blankets on the floor. Sprawled across a small table laid a stack of 5th-grade academia - Easy Arithmetic and Beyond, 6 Steps to Perfect Grammar, and A Social World History 5. With the balcony door slightly ajar, the neighborhood preschoolers’ screams echoed. The humid heat glued my hair onto my neck; every movement felt stiff and forced. My parents were busy with work; I had only my brother...

Supplemental Essay for ColoradoC: “Why us” school essay
519 Words
“You’ve been nominated for a visit to Colorado College!” I read, my eyes squinting at my bright computer screen. My parents always warned me about weird internet scams. This definitely seemed too good to be true. Though skeptical, I pulled up the email inviting me to the Tigers On A Quest program and my counselor urged me to apply. I peered at the college’s statistics, and the home page kept mentioning the Block Plan. What? A three-weeks-and-a-half course?...

Supplemental Essay for USC: “Why us” school essay
262 Words
Mrs. Palmer first introduced John Locke to me in my 9th grade World History class; Locke’s Tabula Rasa is a “blank slate” -it expressed that people develop from experience, learned from one’s environment, and essentially have the potential to achieve anything. Nodding, I found myself agreeing wholeheartedly for the first time. The “blank slate” theory marked the start of my slightly obsessive passion for people. Suddenly, I became more conscious of the people around me and repeatedly reflected...

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
90 Words
I sincerely think my letters of recommendation helped me in my admissions decisions. I cannot stress the importance of maintaining good relationships and finding a teacher that...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
119 Words
Don't disregard your summers as an abyss of free time, but you also should not be forcing yourself to do things you hate in hopes it "looks good." Just make sure you are doing what you...

What set me apart from other applicants
96 Words
Use anything and everything about you to your advantage. Your failures allow as a platform to show growth and character and your obstacles show the circumstances you've overcome. As...