College Admissions Info

rochelle.yap1
rochelle.yap1
University of Southern California ‘19
BS, Neuroscience, Neuroscience and Neurobiology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

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.
From: Torrance
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCSD, UHawaii, USC, Trinity
Denied At:
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Cantonese

Test Scores

1900
SAT
28
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1350
Highest SAT: 1900
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High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: American Red Cross, Debate Club/Team, Hospital Volunteer, Key Club, National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring, Student Council / Government, United Service Organizations (USO) / Veterans Affairs (VA)
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Place you’re content
605 Words
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...









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...

















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...









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...





College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
9 Words
Involved, Generous (Always...





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...





My advice about getting recommenders
57 Words
Choose a teacher who you know can write a sophisticated letter, not so much vocabulary (although that...





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...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
32 Words
There are so many free research oppurtunites during the summer....





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...