College Admissions Info

MayaZ
MayaZ
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, ‘
Psychology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Evanston
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No, Grandparent, Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: Illinois, Loyola U Chicago, MSU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

28
ACT
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High School Performance

3.57
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country
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College Application Essays

495 Words
When I was little my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, but being a small child I didn’t know what was going on. I knew was that she wasn’t feeling well and that one day she had thick dark hair and the next she had none. She laughed about it and I laughed too, but subconsciously I knew that something was wrong. I developed severe separation anxiety whenever I was away from her. I had no way to...







Supplemental Essay: Explaining low grades/scores
360 Words
I have always struggled in math class. Even so when I entered high school, I signed up for the honors math courses. I liked the challenge, even if my grades weren't that great and the class made me stressed. I may have been just stubborn, but it wasn't until my senior year I gave in to my abilities and moved down to the easier course. The cause for my surrender was my experience in my junior Algebra 2 class. I began...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
216 Words
The program that I belong to at my school allows students of certain grades monthly field trips in the fall to college campuses in Illinois, Wisconsin, and some in Indiana. I attended all of the trips, all ten of them, for more experience for my future college planning. They all passed before me in a blur, but Illinois Wesleyan is the one that stood out. It is the only one that I remember clearly, even two years later among all...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
292 Words
I have loved words since I was little. I learned to read when I was four. I love to read words, write words, listen to words. This passion began the moment I saw a children’s history book at a local bookstore when I was seven. It was about ancient Asian civilizations, and I was so absorbed by the book my dad had to buy it for me in order to leave the store. My interest was piqued. Since then...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
190 Words
My high school cross country team is my family. We experience everything together, practicing endurance in a difficult sport. As a child, I ran with my big sister, but I only learned to love running with people when I joined the cross country team my freshman year in high school. For four years, my team has volunteered at the Chicago Marathon. I love what we do. Our work is just the small stuff, but it is so much fun. We...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
408 Words
My social capacity was stunted as a very young child. At six, my mother became desperately ill with cancer that kept coming back in various spots until it finally killed her when I was twelve. The back story is complicated, but let it suffice that decisions were made, and I ran away. I ran from my sister and a loving stepfather. I ran from the house where my mom died. I landed with a father who didn’t know me...







College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
153 Words
I was having trouble deciding where to apply because I didn't know what I wanted to major in so my dad told me I should think about a few factors: distance from home, in or out of state, costs, scholarships, whether it has lots of majors...





How to approach transferring schools
99 Words
I decided the best approach for me was to first go to a community college before going into a big university since I would save money. In order to have...





My favorite course thus far, and why
67 Words
My favorite course would have to be my very first psychology course. I went to college not knowing what I...





Why I ultimately chose my school
96 Words
It is a little hard to explain, but simply the moment I walked around campus I felt like I belonged there. The trees, the buildings, the smells, I felt...





What I’d change about my application process
59 Words
If there were a few things I'd want to go back and change, i'd want to have started...