College Admissions Info

Pennsylvania State University - University Park, ‘19
BA, International Relations, International Business, Mathematics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Heading off to PSU next year! Hopefully my successes (and failures) in the college app process will help you out.
From: Kennett Square , Pennsylvania
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: William & Mary, St. Rose, Penn State
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1500
Highest SAT: 2170
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Dance, Model Congress / Model UN, Community Cleanup / Service, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Marching Band, National Honor Society, School Band, School Jazz / Orchestra, Student Council / Government, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, School Choir
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College Application Essays

661 Words
“Dictionaries define confidence as self-assuredness. I define it as a constant, bright smile. This summer, I spread confidence to children in Taiwan. Their smiles brightened alongside mine as I taught them English. I hope to continue spreading confidence throughout my life by helping those in need. Coming to you from Kennett Square, PA, the mushroom capital of the world, I am Annabelle Schmitt, a girl with that smile.” My legs shook and my entire body begged to escape the blinding...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
501 Words
I stand in a room furnished with two mattresses, a desk, chair, and fan. Eight feet away, my mother and sisters stand before an equally empty room. We have one computer and no wifi. The bathroom is no better than the rooms--but for the cockroaches, it is perfect. 歡迎來到花蓮學田國小。Welcome to Hualien Elementary School. My sisters and I start up right away: “Mommy, this is gross! I thought you said Taiwan was nice. Do we really have to stay for an...

Additional Essay Details:
88 Words
I didn't work hard enough on these. Big tip is to simply start early and edit edit edit! Don't be afraid to scrap essays and start over. When you find a topic that you write and write and write about, that may be the one! But it may very well be a story that every other applicant could write. Make sure it's unique to you and really reflects how you can be a great student for a school, whether through...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
30 Words
I'd apply to more targets! I knew getting into...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
49 Words
This didn't end up helping me very much, but sending in a letter to reiterate...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
54 Words
I stuck with my school guidance counselor, and he was VERY helpful. It's all about being...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
101 Words
Sociable- People at Penn State love to party and love to have fun. Students are always out and about doing *some*thing! Intelligent- Getting into the Main Campus isn't...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
37 Words
~Gym memberships aren't free! Granted it's not much money but it's...