joshkaplan8
joshkaplan8,
Emory ‘21
B.A., Economics
Economics and Global Development Studies major. Knowledgeable about merit scholarships, having won over $2 million in aid. Expert in college interviews + personal statements.
Features Included
2
Essays
13
Schools
7
Scores
7
Advice
6
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Phoenix, Arizona
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
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Emory University (Atlanta, GA)

Applied for a B.A. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
Growing up with a stutter was difficult. My thoughts were always fully formed, but the words would get stuck. The harder I tried to force them out, the more they would jam up, like train cars going off a track. Sometimes kids would laugh or make fun of my stutter, but mostly they just ignored me. They had better things to do than wait to hear my ideas, so they assumed I had none worth hearing. Eventually, I gave up...
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Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
676 Words
When I was a kid, it seemed like every day, somebody new was asking me what I wanted to be when I grew up. The earliest answer I remember giving was that I wanted to be a doctor. But of course, like any question posed to a kid, my answer depended on the day. The year I discovered soccer, I wanted to be Cristiano Ronaldo. There was also a year when I was convinced, despite any corroborating evidence, that my...
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School Specific Advice

How to increase chances at my school
75 Words
Emory is located within the heart of Atlanta, a city brimming with culture and history. In choosing what to write about for supplemental...
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How to increase chances at my school
127 Words
Demonstrated interest is by far one of the most important - yet entirely untold - factors in admission. WUSTL in particular cares about students who have visited campus and done interviews, as it illustrates to them a student's...
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How to increase chances at my school
131 Words
Tulane LOVES community service-oriented students. It is nationally known for its engaged student body, who participates in annual service events across the entire city. In your application, highlight meaningful volunteer work, to show that you would fit in well...
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How to increase chances at my school
95 Words
Duke likes well-rounded, intellectually curious students. In your application, highlight the diversity of activities you participated in, while ensuring you stay in line with your personal brand (the theme...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

How to deal with the stress of applying to college
267 Words
As a financially-independent college student, I navigated the application process alone. My parents had made explicitly clear that they could afford in-state tuition, but if I wanted to apply elsewhere, I would need to fund the process myself. I managed to get fee waivers for every application (even though I am not FGLI or on financial aid), win outside scholarships, and receive full-ride offers to many top universities. Reflecting on the college application process, I submitted more applications...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
108 Words
Spend some quality time before you start your application (ideally, the summer before senior year) reflecting on your high school experiences. I find it helpful to write down everything you were involved...
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My advice about getting recommenders
166 Words
Don't be afraid to ask. Teachers know that part of their job is to write you letters of recommendation, so don't feel as though you are burdening them - they expect it. Find teachers to write you letters based on your personal relationship, not necessarily the discipline in which...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
5.00
(equivalent to 4.00 unweighted)
Rank
Top 1%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSoccer

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesStudent Council / Government, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Best Buddies, Jewish Student Union, Key Club, National Honor Society
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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