rochelle.yap1
rochelle.yap1,
USC ‘19
B.S., Neuroscience, , Neuroscience and Neurobiology
Bilingual AP and Questbridge Scholar attending USC. I have a passion for the arts as well as community service,. A captain on the Speech and Debate Team as well as a board member on several clubs.
Features Included
4
Essays
10
Schools
8
Scores
6
Advice
8
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Torrance
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Cantonese

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of Hawaii - Manoa  (Honolulu, HI)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
Tap/click a school logo above to view essays and advice specific to that school.

University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Neuroscience

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

These essays haven't been tagged by school. Click school logos above to see tagged essays.

Personal Statement
605 Words
Place you’re content
The cool air surrounds me and caresses my skin even under my sweater and jeans. I am perched upon a tree branch as I stare at the nonexistent stars in the suburban night sky. My legs swing aimlessly on both sides of the branch. My hands are placed comfortably on my stomach. I cannot hear anything except the all too familiar love songs by Fleetwood Mac playing through my headphones, but then the music becomes a part of the noiseless...
Read more...
Supplemental Essay Strong beliefs/principles
1256 Words
My parents immigrated to the United States for one reason: the opportunity for a better life. They left behind their families, homes, and much of their belongings. They did not, however, leave behind their old-fashioned way of thinking. As a first-generation scholar whose dream is to one day conduct research as a neuropathologist, I face many obstacles that aim to limit my personal freedom to pursue an education. From a young age, I was taught to believe that it was...
Read more...
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
615 Words
“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.” ― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl My father was raised in a old fashioned society where women had no purpose other than being a mother and housewife. He grew up with the belief that women could not fulfill their duties in life without having a porcelain face and indubious obedience to her...
Read more...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
306 Words
Northwestern University campus’ proximity to eminent cultural and educational centers in Evanston and Chicago creates an enriching experience. The Art Institute, the Field Museum of Natural History, and the Museum of Science and Industry are some of the world-renowned museums that will inevitably at my fingertips. Aside from the aesthetic environment that comes from being approximately twelve miles away from Chicago, I know that Northwestern’s academic atmosphere is most suitable for my learning style. Northwestern offers a wide arrange...
Read more...

General Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
9 Words
Involved, Generous (Always...
Read more...
What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
24 Words
How helpful the faculty is. They encourage...
Read more...
My advice about getting recommenders
57 Words
Choose a teacher who you know can write a sophisticated letter, not so much vocabulary (although that...
Read more...
Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
36 Words
Private schools are the most expensive, but they give out the...
Read more...
Recommended summer activities during high school and college
32 Words
There are so many free research oppurtunites during the summer....
Read more...
What I like about my school’s location and culture
40 Words
It's in the middle of Los Angeles, which honestly doesn't have a...
Read more...

High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.5
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
28
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1900
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1350
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details10 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAmerican Red Cross, Debate Club/Team, Hospital Volunteer, Key Club, National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring, Student Council / Government, United Service Organizations (USO) / Veterans Affairs (VA)
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Application Additional Materials

Similar Profiles

MalikaMohan
USC ‘20


Accepted to USC, NYU, CU, Emerson, Santa Clara, UCSB, U Oregon

Communications student (Annenberg) at University of Southern California with a minor in Applied Analytics (Viterbi).
trojanbio
USC ‘16


Accepted to UCLA, USC, CalTech, UCSD, UC Berkeley, UChicago

Currently a biology junior with a minor in Chinese at USC
Lynnejanelle
USC ‘19


Accepted to USC, Lewis & Clark, Wash Coll, U Oregon, Willamette, W&L U, Colorado, UC Irvine, UC Riverside , UCSB

I am an incoming Spring Admit at USC. I am planning on majoring in Psychology and doing a double minor in Business and Education and Society. My future goals include going to a graduate school to obtain my Masters in Teaching and credentials in special ed.
renabanana
USC ‘19


Accepted to Emory, USC, Dartmouth, NYU, UVA

I love music!
maceyUSC
USC ‘20


Accepted to USC, San Diego, LMU, Fordham, UC Merced, CLU, ST Edwards , U San Fran, Santa Clara, U of Portland

Hi there! I'm a World Bachelor in Business major - I'll be spending one year each at USC, Hong Kong Institute of Science and Technology, and Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, and will be receiving 3 degrees.