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Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 1 supplemental essays
  • 18 advice topics

Student Background

My name is Jenna and I am a junior at Merrimack College double majoring in Organizational Communication and Social Justice and double minoring in Public and Professional Writing and Women's and Gender Studies.
From: Worcester , Massachusetts
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent, Sibling, Other Family Member
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Westfield, UMass, Merrimack, Wheaton, Bridgewater
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

SAT Prep:

High School Performance

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Top 10%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball, Soccer (Recruited), Softball
Extracurricular Activities: Big Brother/Big Sister, Church, Homecoming committee, National Honor Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Prom Committee, Student Council / Government, Yearbook
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College Application Essays

When my classmates and I entered high school, a new world came about -- one no longer filled with cartoons and Girl Scout meetings. I started to accept that people were experimenting with drugs and alcohol once I hit my freshman year. By the end of sophomore year, most everyone who did anything was pretty open about it. It wasn’t ever a huge deal to me. I didn’t do it, but I didn’t hate the people who...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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Endicott College asked specifically on their application to write about success and what it meant to you as a student: My father once said to me, “Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.” He recalled hearing Tom Brady say this a few years back (although I think Tom may have borrowed it from Seneca, a first-century Roman philosopher). I’ve more often heard it stated that “Success is when preparation meets opportunity.” This quote, whatever its origin, has always resonated with...

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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Orientation, Merrimack Programming Board,...

My favorite course thus far, and why
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My favorite course I have taken thus far at Merrimack has been one of my introductory courses for my Communication major. It was Introduction to Organizational Communication, and it was the first time...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Welcoming, passionate,...

What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
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I would change how my school treats its here and now students. Sometimes, and it is not just with my school,...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
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I would not have known just how unified this campus is...

What I’d change about my application process
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I would apply to a lot more reach schools. I didn't apply...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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Wheaton college I interviewed at and a student interviewed me. It was very casual and nice to be able to talk to a...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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I would say definitely find a job during the summer, not only for...

What set me apart from other applicants
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I think I had a high level of involvement in my...

Why I declined other schools
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I declined other schools because either the size wasn't what I...

Post-college plans
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I hope to go into a graduate program in Higher Education after...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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I ultimately chose my school because of my tour experience I had. My tour guide was so personal with me and really made me feel a...

How I chose schools to apply to
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I chose the schools I applied to because they were mainly schools my older siblings had looked...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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I like the location of my school because it is very similar to how...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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I applied for as many local scholarships as possible and came into college with some extra...

How to increase chances at my school
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Going in for an interview definitely shows that you have a...

My advice about getting recommenders
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Recommendation letter are really important to your application. This is someone (other than yourself)...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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Orientation - I chose to be a part of orientation honestly because my mom told me she thought it would be something I would enjoy. I didn't really trust that I would like it, but applied anyway just to see what would happen. It ended up being my favorite part of Merrimack because it's where I met all of my closest friends through being an orientation leader. It gave me more confidence as a person and led me to take more chances in the coming years of college life. Merrimack Programming Board - I joined MPB because my First Year...