College Admissions Info

amber_ko
amber_ko
Boston University ‘19

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a Christian, love sports, baking, reading, watching TV and I'm going to Boston University
From: Hong Kong
Gender: Female
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: BU, Northeastern, American
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Cantonese

Test Scores

1790
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1280
Highest SAT: 1790
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

3.50
GPA
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Rank
High School Type: International
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Martial Arts
Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, Church, Habitat for Humanity, Tutoring/Mentoring, Younglife (Christian)
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Story central to identity
667 Words
My relationship with God is and continues to be at the core of my identity. By living a life following God, I am constantly being shaped into the person who God wants me to be. As I grew in my faith, I realized that God instilled in me passion for all that I do. I believe that passion is the key to pursuing all my endeavors. I truly believe that without passion, there is no purpose; without love, there is...









Additional Essay Details:
59 Words
I made sure that I stuck to my principles and used personal experiences where I really learned about God's heart for me as an individual. I've identified what values are important to me and it helps me portray who I am. Being genuine is the most important thing in a essay and I can't lie about who I am.

College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
228 Words
I believe that I was accepted to my dream university because I was genuine about my application there. This is my supplementary essay on why I want to be in #BUClassof2019. I have wanted to attend Boston University since I was ten years old. My interest in Boston University first developed when I was watching the reality competition television show ‘Survivor’ eight years ago. One of the players...





What set me apart from other applicants
44 Words
I think what sets me apart from others is not my academic profile....





My advice about getting recommenders
99 Words
Getting recommenders who know you since a long time is very important because they understand your character, your strengths and weaknesses. Teachers really understand you as a student, but...