College Admissions Info

ajverc
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, ‘19
BS, Exercise Physiology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I live in Springfield, Virginia, with my twin brother, Sean, and my younger brother, Eric. I am a Senior at West Springfield high highschool and will be attending the University of Minnesota in the fall.
From: Springfield, Virginia , Virginia
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Sibling
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: U of Minnesota, Duquesne, VA Tech, George Mason, Ole Miss
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: German

Test Scores

1920
SAT
27
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1360
Highest SAT: 1920
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High School Performance

4.01
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Football, Rugby, Wrestling
Extracurricular Activities: American Cancer Society, Community Cleanup / Service, German Club
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College Application Essays

My head was spinning and my mind was racing as I walked out of the office, through the lobby, and to the car. While I had been given bad news before, this bad news hit me particularly hard. I was entering senior year, a 3 year letterman, a Scholar Athlete Reward recipient and I would never play under the Friday night lights again. For six years, I had loved football: the teamwork, brotherhood, and competition of the sport. I enjoyed putting...







Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
447 Words
Sprinting as fast as I could with my team depending on me, ten yards away, five yards away and POP. I got up from making a vicious tackle with an excruciating pain in my shoulder. In the heat of battle of the Friday night lights I didn’t think too much of it; only to discover a year later that I needed to go under the knife for surgery on my right shoulder. Situations like this are more prevalent than...







Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
438 Words
If I were fortunate enough to lead a one-year volunteer project I would elect to dedicate time to help some of the heroes of our country: the military. I would assemble a team of Appalachian students who would volunteer at military hospitals in the region such as the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. Our goal would be to provide whatever support is needed, treating members of our military with the compassion, benevolence, and the respect they deserve. For...







Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
643 Words
Certain people and events resolutely influence your life and make you who you are. There are two primary factors that make a person who they are: nature and nurture. Nature is an individual’s family history and genetics, while nurture is someone’s environment, education, and upbringing. I am grateful for both my influence from nature and nurture, because I know it has made me who I am today. I have grown up in a big family with a lot...









Additional Essay Details:
179 Words
I had to write atleast 3 essays and around 4 or 5 personal statements. It is important to get a good idea on paper and then worry about editing it and making it an amazing essay. My essays were inspired by my own life which definitely made them easier to write. The colleges want to get to know you just as much as they care about how good the writing is. If you have an emotional or life changing story, find a way...



College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
142 Words
I chose my school because not only was it the best fit for my major, it just felt right when I visited. It is extremely important to visit each school before you decide. You will never know if you truly like it or...





What set me apart from other applicants
124 Words
Having a student resume while visiting schools set me apart. While visiting each school I made sure to find an admissions officer and give him my student resume. Not only did he then know who I was,...





What I’d change about my application process
102 Words
Start your application process early. The earlier you start the better. I started my applications in the summer, which made my life so much easier. Because I finished my applications before...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
142 Words
I used a private company that helped me with my college admission process and it was very beneficial. They gave me a lot of knowledge and helped me with multiple things along they way. This company not only helped me research possible schools...





How I chose schools to apply to
148 Words
I chose schools to apply to based on price, my intended major, and the realistic chance of me getting in. When looking at schools I would say that finding a school that is strong in your major should be the number one priority. If...