College Admissions Info

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

International Relations major with an interest in just about everything
From: Placentia , California
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic, White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: UCLA, USC, UCSD, Duke
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1560
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television, Church, Rotary Club, Yearbook, School Jazz / Orchestra, Multicultural / International Club
Awards Received:
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

A church is not a place one would typically look to find a rock band. But attendees of the 5 o'clock youth mass at Saint John Fisher would have their choir accompanied no other way. Guitar, bass, drums, piano, and electric violin: these five instruments converse in a perfectly synchronized musical dialogue. If Brian, the bass player, begins the tenor line, I, the violinist, will jump to a floating high note up the octave. If I grab a descant, Joe, the...

Supplemental Essay for USC: “Why us” school essay
570 Words
When my family and I went on college tours over spring break last year, we visited over 12 different campuses in a 5-day period. While other students collected pencils or sweatshirts at the various student gift shops, I made sure to find a copy of each school’s daily newspaper to take home and analyze. Once back in the seclusion of my room, I read each one over, with the intent of gaining insight into the student life on each campus....

Supplemental Essay for Stanford: Other
359 Words
("intellectual vitality" prompt) My ASL (American Sign Language) journey began with a bilingual musical. When I first met Alana, the only deaf girl in the cast, she appeared lost among the loud, chatty musical theatre students. Wishing to break her isolation, I went to introduce myself. Within minutes of our conversation I mangled several deaf manners - don’t shout, don’t speak at the translator, etc. It became obvious that Alana was not the one out of place. I...

Supplemental Essay for Stanford: Other
391 Words
(note to future roommate prompt) It’s odd to say “I look forward to working with you” since “living” would appear the better gerund. Yet, there is no doubt that I will work with you: use you as a sounding board for ideas or a human receptacle for bursts of stress or excitement. To ensure our working systems will be “compatible” I have enclosed a 10-step-guide to understanding my mental wiring. 1. Yes, that is hot pink electric violin. Don’t...

College Admissions Advice

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
69 Words
When it comes to scholarships, I took an apply-to-anything approach, which I think made sense given I was still determining my...

My advice about getting recommenders
90 Words
It makes a difference to ask early and to ask in person. Try and think of the teachers with whom you've had real conversations with and -...

What I’d change about my application process
99 Words
As ridiculous as it may seem now, I wish I could tell myself not to stress so much on the application process itself. While it certainly is important to approach...