College Admissions Info

University of California - Santa Barbara, ‘19
BS, Counseling Psychology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

My name is Stella Ann. I am a low income, first generation college student who will be attending UCSB this fall.
From: Sacramento , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Sibling
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: UC Davis, UCSB
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Cantonese

Test Scores

Highest SAT: 1545
SAT Prep:
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 25%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Key Club
How Spent Summers:
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

When I was younger, it was evident to me that special attention was directed towards my brother. I was constantly told to be careful of what I would say to my brother in case he became upset, but I was never told why, nor did I understand why he had to be treated with such care. Naturally, I felt neglected and jealous as a child because he received so much attention. From this, I became convinced that my parents despised...

Supplemental Essay: Explaining low grades/scores
71 Words
During my sophomore year, I found out that one of my siblings was not mentally well and that he had felt that way for many years but never told anyone. I took the news very hard especially because I felt that I knew my own sibling, yet I had my school counselor, who was practically a stranger called me into his office to tell me something was wrong with my sibling.

Additional Essay Details:
55 Words
My discovery of my sibling's mental state was essentially a wake-up call to me and allowed me to realize what I wanted to be in life. A good personal statement should be logical and connect to what one wants to become in life and the reason behind it should be selfless and driven by passion.

College Admissions Advice

Why I declined other schools
78 Words
I declined other schools simply because they were too close to home. I wanted to go away for college to gain the experience...

My advice about getting recommenders
119 Words
Obviously choose people that you have a good relationship with so that they will write good things about you. You should feel confident that your recommender will say good things about you and that they'll maybe...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
45 Words
I definately recommend doing community service activites. Getting involved in your school's Key Club...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
12 Words
1. Constipated 2. Sleep...

How I chose schools to apply to
47 Words
I applied to schools that were no where close to home because the wanted...