College Admissions Info

stinaphong
‘20
BA,

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: , Indiana
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: UChicago, Indiana, Butler
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2020
SAT
34
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1420
Highest SAT: 2020
SAT Prep:
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), Key Club, Library Volunteer, Model Congress / Model UN, National Honor Society, School Jazz / Orchestra, Student Council / Government

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Failure experience
671 Words
Title: Untuned Twang. My heart dropped as a sour note escaped the instrument and broke through the silence. The note rang throughout the auditorium, screeching like a bat into the upper balcony where a panel of judges scribbled furiously. “No,” I thought. “This can’t be happening, not to me.” My eyes darted from the baffled conductor to my fingers that trembled in the air as they hovered over the strings, too scared to play another note. The tension in...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
629 Words
Prompt: How do you feel about Wednesday? Title: To Kill a Mock Trial “My name is Dr. Louden Clear,” I announced, breaking through the silence of the courtroom. “That’s C-L-E-A-R,” I clarified, carefully articulating each letter. Satisfied, I leaned back in my chair, folded my hands in my lap, and waited for the interrogation to begin. Every Wednesday, I became someone else. Like Dr. Jekyll, I routinely changed my identity, transforming into Dr. Louden Clear, a world-renowned Certified Consulting...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
352 Words
This past summer, I received a small, maroon book in the mail that verified the University of Chicago’s position at the top of my list. The powerful title “The Life of the Mind” intrigued me. Eager to explore the UChicago’s Core system, I began to interact with the professors and students on the pages. In particular, I was surprised to be captivated by a conversation on capitalism in Professor Moishe Postone’s course on “Self, Culture, and Society.” ...





College Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
164 Words
If you are ever deferred, don't lose hope! I applied early action to the University of Chicago and was deferred before finally being admitted in the regular decision round. After receiving my deferral update, I sent a letter back to the university explaining that this was my first...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
208 Words
I interviewed with the University of Chicago, Vanderbilt University, and Princeton University. Some advice I would give about interviews are: 1. Always dress nicely for your interviews! You want to be presented to these colleges as professional and mature, so make sure to dress that way. 2. Prepare some questions in advance. Most interviews will conclude with "Do you have any questions you...