College Admissions Info

jacattac
jacattac
George Mason University , Broward College ‘17
BA,

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I boosted my undergrad GPA from 0.86 to 3.54 in 5 semesters. Just earned my associate's degree from Broward College, headed to a four-year university to study Pre-Law.
From: Fairfax
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: Sibling
Admission: Regular Decision
Accepted At: George Mason, St. John's, Tampa, UCF
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: English

Test Scores

1520
SAT
21
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1110
Highest SAT: 1520
Highest ACT:
PSAT Scores:

High School Performance

2.90
GPA
Top 50%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: High at first but got worse

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country (Recruited), Track & Field (Recruited)
Extracurricular Activities: Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
How Spent Summers:
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Volunteer/public interest work
247 Words
Average teenagers insist that the world revolves around them. They need to learn a lesson - that it’s all about giving back to others. Until December 2008, I was one of those ignorant teens- and possibly the rudest of them all. I began volunteering at a preschool affiliated with a nonprofit nursing facility specializing in caring for special needs children. Being around small, healthy children gave me the patience I would need for an even bigger task. I was notified...





College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
64 Words
Take the freshman scholarship applications seriously. Many universities offer freshmen renewable scholarships, scholarships that are only available to incoming...





My advice about getting recommenders
85 Words
In terms of getting recommendations from academic faculty, CHOOSE SOMEONE WHO ACTUALLY LIKES YOU. I recommend that you get involved on campus because it's usually your...





How to increase chances at my school
107 Words
Don't be a stickler for A's. I mean, unless you're trying to go for an Ivy League university, loosen up. There are more deciding factors than just grades and test scores. Colleges...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
65 Words
Definitely volunteer. Summer is usually a time for relaxation but even if you volunteer for one week, you still have...





How I chose schools to apply to
58 Words
Free applications! During my senior year of high school, the only application I actually paid for was...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
138 Words
I took out a lot of loans and I do regret that. After my year at a four-year university, I returned home to attend a community college that was 100% covered by my Federal Pell Grant. Community colleges definitely have this advantage...