College Admissions Info

Emory University, ‘22
BA, Language Studies and Linguistics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Writer, music lover, not afraid to learn.
From: Myrtle Beach , Jamaica
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Accepted At: NYU, BU, Howard, SC, Clemson
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Test Scores

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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 10%
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Academic, Family Responsibilities, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Debate Club/Team, Student Council / Government, Academic, Academic, Other Club/Activity, Student Council / Government, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
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College Application Essays

When I was four, we were homeless. We lived in the Bronx at the time, and it was winter. My mother didn't have the money to buy heavy-duty winter jackets, so we settled for thin layers of clothes. We were immigrants fresh off the plane from Jamaica, and our English was heavily accented. Still, even with the fear that we might not be understood, we begged. For money. For compassion. We were homeless and cold, pleading in the middle of...

College Admissions Advice

What I wish I had known as a first generation applicant
167 Words
When it came to financial aid and sending scores, I was clueless. Prior to me, no one in my family even thought about applying to college. I was not aware of the significant financial burden college applications could pose. My advice to everyone applying is to exhaust as many waivers...

How I made up for low grades in high school
123 Words
My freshman year was obstacle after obstacle. I'll admit: I pulled out some pretty mediocre grades. For every A I had, there was a C scattered in there. I ended my freshman year with a weighted GPA...

How I narrowed down my essay topics
97 Words
First and foremost, I am a writer. But when applying to colleges, I had no idea what topics to write on. But I understood that whatever I did choose...