College Admissions Info

alonzo327
‘19
BS,

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Merced , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Dartmouth, UC Berkeley, Northeastern, UCSB, BC, William & Mary, Duke
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

33
ACT
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High School Performance

4.40
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Water Polo
Extracurricular Activities: Model Congress / Model UN
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement:
653 Words
Four years ago, I failed out of the eighth grade. I didn't care about school and I certainly didn't understand the importance of an education. Positive role models were nonexistent in my world. My dad left when I was five. He joined a gang, started selling drugs, and was in and out of jail for most of my childhood. My mom soon brought home a new boyfriend, Fred, who was a meth user. It wasn't long before my mom was...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
253 Words
I want to break the cycle. My family's story has been one of poverty, drugs and abuse for generations and, unfortunately, my parents have continued down that path. The change will have to start with me. In middle school, I was known for being a poor, minority student. My classmates, and even some teachers, correlated financial instability with failure and made it clear that I would never amount to much. With help from my extended family, I have already proven...





Additional Essay Details:
31 Words
You want your essay to coincide with who you are, as shown in your extracurriculars. You want everything to make sense together, and you want your application to come full circle.

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
22 Words
Spend a lot of time distinguishing yourself...