College Admissions Info

American University, ‘18
BA, Asian Studies

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • High School Performance
  • Personal statement
  • 5 advice topics

Student Background

I'm Jessie. I'm going into my second year at American University. I'm a trans-racial adoptee with a passion for justice and soup dumplings!
From: Raleigh , North Carolina
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: Randolph-Macon, American
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

None Reported

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 25%
High School Type: Other Private

Extracurriculars & Awards

None reported

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Story central to identity
587 Words
Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. I was abandoned on the street like unwanted garbage, left with no note, no birth date, and definitely no explanation. I am one of the lucky few who survived the often fatal condition of being born a Chinese female. I was always aware that I was...

College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
27 Words
Cross Cultural Communication. It helped me identify my...

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

What I’d change about my application process
26 Words
Don't stress so much! Hit those deadlines. But...

What set me apart from other applicants
29 Words
In high school I was able to help create...

My advice about getting recommenders
47 Words
Your recommender doesn't have to be your best class. My rec letter came from...