B.A., Regional and Area Studies
Georgetown Transfer from UMass Boston going into my Sophomore year (AFROTC, ATHLETE)
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Hometown Plainville, Massachusetts
EthnicityBlack / African American
Class of2023
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • American University (Washington, DC)
  • George Washington University (Washington, DC)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Occidental College (Los Angeles, CA)
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Georgetown University (Washington, DC)

Applied for a B.A. in Regional and Area Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

There is no universal personal statement for the transfer application process. All the universities I applied to asked a specific question in the form of a supplemental essay.
Supplemental Essay: Other
236 Words
Indicate any special talents or skills you possess (250 words).
I am king of budget airfare. A speaker of an obscure African Arabic dialect. I can pass for almost every ethnicity from the Western Hemisphere to the Middle East. I can barter like an Arab trader. I am famous at American Eagle for selling 57 jeans in one shift (2500$ value). I can make the best pot of tea in the world from a sacred ancient recipe my seasoned Berber grandmother taught me. I can make the best smoothie you’ve ever...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
606 Words
ALL APPLICANTS: As Georgetown is a diverse community, the Admissions Committee would like to know more about you in your own words. Please submit a brief essay, either personal or creative, which you feel best describes you. If you are transferring from a four-year institution, please include your reasons for transferring
At 19 years old I have had 9 different jobs since the sixth grade. I have worked as a referee, a network configuration specialist, a cafe worker at three different cafes, a salesman at American Eagle, a postmates/ubereats deliverer (until my bike was stolen) and now I am working as a waiter at a Palestinian restaurant in Cambridge four days a week. I have never been afraid of change or trying something new and the only thing I have ever avoided...
Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
618 Words
APPLICANTS TO THE WALSH SCHOOL OF FOREIGN SERVICE: Describe the development of your interest in international affairs and how you believe that pursuing your studies in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service would serve your future goals.
When I was nine years old I thought war was the “awesomest” thing ever. Call of Duty videogames and cowboys and indians were the most important things in my life besides Sunday morning Tom and Jerry cartoons. One day I begged my grandfather to tell me a war story from his experience in the Vietnam War. Needless to say that from that moment on I have never asked him about it again. I have been disgusted and fixated on the...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
602 Words
Boston University welcomes hundreds of transfer students to campus each year. We want to learn more about you and your reasons for transferring, in particular what you hope to accomplish at Boston University. (600 word maximum)
I am incredibly proud and fortunate to be a freshman contracted Cadet in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corp program (AFROTC) at Boston University. I have spent a lot of time on BU campus several days almost every week since starting university. I have been eating in the dining halls, hanging out in the dorms and spending long days with BU students in and out of ROTC. It has been an amazing experience going through the AFROTC program and...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
493 Words
This personal essay helps us become acquainted with you as a person and student, apart from your courses, grades, test scores, and other objective data. It will also demonstrate your ability to organize your thoughts and express yourself. In the space below, please provide a statement of 250-500 words that addresses your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve.
When I was nine years old I thought war was the “awesomest” thing ever. Call of Duty videogames and cowboys and indians were the most important things in my life besides Sunday morning Tom and Jerry cartoons. One day I begged my grandfather to tell me a war story from his experience in the Vietnam War. Needless to say that from that moment on I have never asked him about it again. I have been disgusted and fixated on the...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
503 Words
Please share your background, why you are interested in Occidental College, and how transferring furthers your academic and personal goals? (500 words maximum length)
I love coffee shops. There is nothing more satisfying in life than sitting across from a good friend or a pretty girl with a cigarette in one hand, an espresso in the other and a mouthful of conversation. I always get my coffee with half hot coffee and half hot milk. In Moroccan we call it “Nos nos” which is “half and half” in English. When I ask for it in Boston though, the barista always looks at me like...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
378 Words
At George Washington University, our students frequently interact with policymakers and world leaders. These experiences and those of our alumni can shape the future of global affairs. If you had the power to change the course of history in your community or the world, what would you do and why?
I spent four years of my life in a sweaty padded room. I was pretty cocky when I first stepped in there. I would always pick bouts with the strongest, oldest wrestler and I always had something to say. Needless to say I was put in my place very often with little to no care. Call it masochistic. Call it whatever you want but I was never satisfied beating someone who was my size. I was always biting into more...

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

Misconceptions I had about college before attending
369 Words
I admit that I have fallen into a trap many other people have fallen into. I listen to peoples assumptions and I have been slapped in the face afterwards when I find out the truth. Lets talk about the difference between "Need Aware" and "Need Based" and the financial aid policies given to students. During my transfer application process I was getting into some very competitive good schools. I read my acceptance and jumped in the air pumping my fists. I had done so much research on their programs, the courses id take, location, professors, internship opportunities.. I thought I...
How I made up for low grades in high school
183 Words
My first two years of high school were, frankly, pretty half-assed. They lowered my cummulative GPA by a lot. When I realized half way through, after seeing some senior friends go through the application process, I realized i have to really step up my game if i want to get to where i want...
How to approach transferring schools
190 Words
You need to look at the universities financial aid policies if you are looking for a affordable award package. You can save yourself a lot of heartbreak when you apply to schools that do as well as rolling the dice on the ones that dont. (I just wanted to hit that point again because sometimes universities...

High School Performance

Weighted GPA
(equivalent to 3.40 unweighted)
Top 25%
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
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SportsWrestling, Soccer


ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, Tutoring/Mentoring
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