College Admissions Info

Lynnejanelle
Lynnejanelle
University of Southern California, ‘19
BA, Psychology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am an incoming Spring Admit at USC. I am planning on majoring in Psychology and doing a double minor in Business and Education and Society. My future goals include going to a graduate school to obtain my Masters in Teaching and credentials in special ed.
From: Anaheim , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: USC, Lewis & Clark, Wash Coll, U Oregon, Willamette, W&L U, Colorado, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UCSB
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

1900
SAT
29
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1350
Highest SAT: 1900
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High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 5%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: American Red Cross, Community Cleanup / Service, French Club, German Club, Key Club, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

When I volunteered for Help for Brain Injured Children (HBIC), I was like most teenagers, I wasn’t too aware of the life that kids with different developmental disabilities faced, and I never paid much attention to the special education kids at my school. I can even say that I had a preconception of what these “types of people” were like and used to judge them mainly because I didn’t fully understand them. At this camp, the volunteers helped...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
263 Words
Coming from Southern California, a place with great diversity both in the type of people you find here and the different cultures you can encounter, I have been exposed to many different situations and circumstances. Due to growing up in this diverse environment, I have been able to learn from all different types of people. Different types of people, people from different cultures and have lived through so many different events throughout their lives have given me a new look...





Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
350 Words
The world I come from and the person I have become is all due to my family. Both sets of grandparents were all teenagers during WWII, and being Japanese Americans, they were all, with the exception of one of my grandmas, interned. All of them suffered great losses, having to give up all their possessions, their homes, the lives that they were accustomed to. After the war ended they left the camps and had to rebuild their lives starting from...





Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
251 Words
Coming from Southern California, a place with great diversity both in the type of people you find here and the different cultures you can encounter, I’ve been exposed to many different situations and circumstances. Due to growing up in this diverse environment, I have been able to learn from all different types of people. Different types of people, people from different cultures and have lived through so many different events throughout their lives have given me a new look...





Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
549 Words
When I volunteered for Help for Brain Injured Children (HBIC), I was like most teenagers, I wasn’t too aware of the life that kids with different developmental disabilities faced, I never paid much attention to the special education kids at my school. I had a preconception of what these “types of people” were like and judged them mainly because I didn’t fully understand them. At this camp, volunteers helped run activities, accompanied the campers on field trips and...









Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
626 Words
When I volunteered for Help for Brain Injured Children (HBIC), I was like most teenagers, I wasn’t too aware of the life that kids with different developmental disabilities faced, and I never paid much attention to the special education kids at my school. I can even say that I had a preconception of what these “types of people” were like and used to judge them mainly because I didn’t fully understand them. At this camp, the volunteers helped...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
172 Words
My academic interests include studying psychology, human development, French and education. I would love to be able to study as many of my interests as possible to get the most out of my college experience and USC offers many opportunities when it comes to majors and minors. If accepted, I would like to major in Psychology, focusing on the areas of developmental and social psychology. In addition to that, I would like to minor in either French or Children and...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
110 Words
Describe yourself in three words. First Word: Compassionate Second Word: Strong Third Word: Caring Favorite food: Chicken con Broccoli Favorite fictional character: Elizabeth Bennet Greatest invention of all time: the computer What do you like to do for fun? I enjoy hiking and working with children Role model: My Grandpa, Harry Takahama Favorite book: The Sunflower or Sense and Sensibility Best movie of all time: Lord of the Rings Trilogy or Pride and Prejudice Favorite musical performer/band or composer:...



Additional Essay Details:
291 Words
My personal statements and supplemental essays have a lot of the same themes and elements. Most of them describe and event or time in which I became me and how I have changed as a person. My essays show my background, the family and environment in which I was raised. They show my personal struggle and development as an individual. Some common themes that many schools have been looking for are what makes an applicant an individual, they are not...





College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
92 Words
I had an interview with an admissions officer at USC. While I was talking with him, I realized that what they were looking for were not perfect academics,...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
38 Words
I would recommend doing some volunteer work or internships in the...





Why I declined other schools
58 Words
I got accepted into many UC schools along with privates in Oregon and Virginia. I chose to...





Post-college plans
43 Words
After I graduate, I plan to enroll in grad school to get my...





Why I ultimately chose my school
96 Words
I ultimately chose University of Southern California because of the great academics, the student life and community, and the Trojan family. Being a Trojan offers many benefits when it...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
70 Words
My school is located in Downtown Los Angeles. The city of Los Angeles is a culture filled place. In downtown, we...





Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
119 Words
My school is known for their academics, but in regards to their extracurricular activities, a good portion of the students are part of the Greek system. This is a great way to get involved with other...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
125 Words
Smart, Proactive, Helpful, Dedicated, Spirited. USC is a top notched academic institute and their students are a reflection of this. Students show academic diversity and are some of the brightest individuals. Because of this, they are very...





What I’d change about my application process
20 Words
I would have had more teachers...





How to approach transferring schools
40 Words
I would definitely make sure to try and knock out as much...





What set me apart from other applicants
57 Words
Something that I would have to attribute to my acceptance to USC would be the connections that...