monicastroc7,
Stonehill ‘19
B.A., Environmental Studies, , International Relations and National Security Studies
Hello! My name is Monica Castro, and I will attend Stonehill College this fall! I have great experience with the application process, as there are many things I know now that I did not know when I started applying to college. I am here to help :)
Features Included
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Essays
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Schools
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Scores
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Advice
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ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown Tegucigalpa, Honduras
GenderFemale
EthnicityHispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish, French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Clark University (Worcester, MA)
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Stonehill College (Easton, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Environmental Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
642 Words
Place you’re content
Since I was about seven years old, my dad and I take excursions to Lepaterique, a protected municipality in Honduras with a beautiful forest. We would walk for hours in the seemingly endless humid mountains, my tiny seven year old self asking questions about the little frogs I would catch or seeds we would gather. I believe those Sunday dad-daughter excursions inspired in me a love for nature, and taught me life lessons I will never forget. Probably few people...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
370 Words
I wrote a "Why us" essay for Davidson College. I just wrote about the things I liked that most about the college and how I would contribute to the college. In case you need an example, this was my essay: As I extensively searched for colleges which contained both my academic and moral interests, I almost jumped from excitement when I found Davidson College. I know that Davidson College is amongst the best colleges in United States, but that in...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
401 Words
In my application to Lehigh University, I had to write a supplemental essay about success. It was very important for me to explain a deeper meaning of success and not just what is commonly perceived as so. In case you need an example, this was my essay: First of all, a successful person lives by a simple rule: "Do what you love and love what you do". A person who doesn't do what he or she loves, is not truly...
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Additional Essay Details
349 Words
When I was writing my application essay, I encountered A LOT of difficulties. First of all, it was hard to choose the topic. I read and read sample application essays, and they were really good, but they were nothing I could identify with. It wasn't until I truly asked myself what had brought me to the place I was, applying to college and choosing my major, when I truly knew I wanted to write about something that really impacted my...
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
72 Words
During my application process, I applied to way to many schools, 14! I would suggest to not stress about completing multiple applications, but...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
53 Words
If you are in high school, I recommend that you start exploring careers, hands-on by working....
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How I chose schools to apply to
52 Words
I think it is really important to pick a school that has a wide range of...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
33 Words
Personally, I liked that my school is located in a...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
56 Words
I think a good "Why Us" essay, is one which comes directly from your heart. Look for...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.9
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypeOther Private
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1870
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1330
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesCommunity Cleanup / Service, Math Team, Student Council / Government, Model Congress / Model UN, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
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Experience & Awards

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