jacattac
jacattac,
George Mason ‘17
B.A.
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.
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Essays
8
Schools
5
Scores
6
Advice
2
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Fairfax
GenderFemale
EthnicityBlack / African American
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken English

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)
  • Broward College (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
  • St. John's University (Queens, NY)
  • University of Tampa (Tampa, FL)
  • University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
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George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)

Applied for a B.A. in

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Sibling

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
247 Words
Volunteer/public interest work
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...
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General 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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High School Performance

GPA
2.90
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 50%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School High at first but got worse

Test Scores

Highest ACT
21
 
ACT Score Details
 
Highest SAT
1520
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1110
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details2 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country (Recruited), Track & Field (Recruited)

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesFuture Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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