epnew19
epnew19,
USC ‘19
B.A., English, , Communication and Media Studies
I was accepted to and will be attending USC (the dream school)! Class of 2019. I love art, music, and social justice. It was kind of miraculous how I was accepted, so hopefully, you will find some inspiraiton from my essays. Good luck!
Features Included
4
Essays
9
Schools
8
Scores
5
Advice
1
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Bainbridge, Georgia
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Emerson College (Boston, MA)
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
  • University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
  • American University (Washington, DC)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in English

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Badum…badum…badum… The bass of a 2008 pop song reverberated against my erratic heartbeat as my sweaty fingertips dragged the mouse across my computer screen. I glanced nervously around the school lunchroom that, despite the noble efforts of the PTO committee, still reeked of steak nuggets and suspicious grape juice. The students of Hutto Middle School quickly claimed the booths along the wall, too embarrassed to be the first to conquer the dance floor. This was my first school dance....
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Supplemental Essay Strong beliefs/principles
232 Words
Ever since I can remember, my parents have always encouraged me to contribute to society and never stop looking for ways to serve others. When I was in tenth grade, I discovered that military families overseas can use coupons up to six months after their expiration date. I recruited some of my friends and started a service club, calling it “Savings for Soldiers.” We went to the local recycling center and dug for discarded coupon books. We have reached out...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
215 Words
Words fascinate me. The way that one can manipulate diction and syntax to woo, inform, anger, placate, and even spark a revolution interests me more than any other academic study. My dream job would be to work at a publishing firm or teach English in a high school setting. To study English at one of the best schools in the country would be a dream come true. Along with challenging curriculum, Los Angeles offers so many internship and networking opportunities....
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Additional Essay Details
78 Words
These are the essays I wrote for USC. The prompts were: 1. USC students are known to be involved. Briefly describe a non-academic pursuit (such as service to community or family, a club or sport, or work, etc.,) that best illustrates who you are, and why it is important to you. (250 word limit). 2. Describe your academic interests and how you plan to pursue them at USC. Please feel free to address your first- and second-choice major selections (250 word limit).
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General Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
18 Words
Start a creative community service...
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How to approach transferring schools
43 Words
Get as involved in the school you are transfering to as possible. Try...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
49 Words
I toured all but one of the schools I applied to. If they know that...
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Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
37 Words
Always try to sit down with your admissions councelor or coach....
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What set me apart from other applicants
98 Words
When I look at my application, I see three things that helped me out (given my sub-par test scores). 1.) Location. I come from a backwoods Georgia town. Nobody from...
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High School Performance

GPA
4
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
30
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1710
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1230
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSwimming/Diving

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesStudent Council / Government
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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