College Admissions Info

mtanenbaum
mtanenbaum
Emerson College ‘19
BA, Creative Writing, Film and Video Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

A film/screenwriting student who's been through the process and got out alive.
From: Worcester , Massachusetts
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents, Sibling, Other Family Member
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Emerson, BU, Pace, Quinnipiac, UVM, UMass
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

1860
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1320
Highest SAT: 1860
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

3.20
GPA
Top 50%
Rank
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer, Drama Production Crew, Film, Gay/Straight Alliance, Improv club/team, Philosophy Club, Photography / Film, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, School Theater/Plays
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Work:
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Creative personal story
626 Words
As soon as I first walked into Second Chance's well air-conditioned halls, I knew it would become a refuge for more than just the oppressive heat of a late June day. Everywhere I looked, both the dogs and, surprisingly also the cats, had mastered the age-old art of "puppy dog eyes". After one connected glance from me to a grey dog named Elroy, I was hooked. As it turned out, Elroy was perhaps greying, as most men do, because of...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
8 Words
Why I would like to go to BU.

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
8 Words
Why I would like to go to NYU.

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
7 Words
Why I chose my major. (Emerson College)

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
8 Words
What I would title my autobiography. (Emerson College)

Additional Essay Details:
937 Words
BU Supplemental Essay: There are a few landmarks that, to me, have always represented Boston. There is Fenway, the Prudential Center, and, lastly, there is Boston University. This association was perhaps what led to a slightly confrontational conversation I had in second grade: "Where do YOU want to go to college, Miriam?" Drew Rosen asked me. "Hmm," I thought, "I want to go to BU." "My Daddy went to BC." "Well your Dad's stupid. My Dad went to BU." "No,...













College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
229 Words
If I had to change something about my application process, it would honestly be that I wish I'd applied to more, and more varied, schools. I regret not applying to places more widely. At the end of it all, what you really want more than anything is a choice. If you don't apply to enough schools, you may not have one. This year (2014-2015) was a particularly difficult one,...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Creative, quirky,...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
47 Words
I would highly recommend either taking a summer pre-college course (I took one at...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
52 Words
I used the college councilors at my school and, while they should be used as a...





Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
54 Words
I originally applied ED to BU, and was deferred. I continued with it and sent in...