isades
isades,
Harvard ‘20
B.A., International Relations
Recent high school graduate from Boston; taking gap year to study in Moldova before attending Harvard.
Features Included
3
Essays
3
Schools
17
Scores
7
Advice
3
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Boston, Massachusetts
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish, Russian

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in International Relations

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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We didn’t call our car the “Pile of Junk” for nothing. That was just the most logical title for a vehicle that broke down so often that my dad recognized the men who operated the tow trucks. The name made sense given the pervasive odor of French fries that followed the car wherever it went, the swim gear and tools cluttering the backseat, and the shuddering sound that betrayed its approach from a mile away. The POJ was a 1982...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
648 Words
The Shoelace My naked toes hit the gritty concrete. Instantly, I felt the warmth of the sidewalk—heated by a day’s worth of streaming sun—radiate through the skin of my foot. But something wasn’t quite right. Where was my shoe? I stopped short, and the tall boy behind me braked too, barely escaping a collision with my vulnerable left appendage, which was now resting dangerously close to a discarded piece of chewing gum. We both looked down...
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Additional Essay Details
284 Words
I chose to write my personal statement about my dad's veggie cars and the adventures that we had in them. I thought that this was a good topic because it showed my relationship with my family, my passion for the environment and adventure, how I've matured and changed over the years, and a bit of humor. It was also a seemingly mundane topic (the family car) that could be made more interesting through good writing. To me, being able to...
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General Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
56 Words
I interviewed at all of the schools I applied to (Harvard, Princeton, Yale). I would definitely suggest...
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What set me apart from other applicants
77 Words
I think what set me apart from other students was the variety of my activities and the passion with which I pursued them....
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How I chose schools to apply to
75 Words
A piece of advice that I would give to anyone is to apply somewhere early. I applied and was admitted to Harvard early...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
61 Words
In the end, I was between Harvard and Princeton. I actually got much more financial aid at Princeton...
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Post-college plans
61 Words
I graduated high school in spring 2015, and I plan to take a gap year before starting college in...
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My advice about getting recommenders
56 Words
Choose two teachers who know you on a personal level, ideally for a few years. I went...
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What I’d change about my application process
67 Words
If I could go back, I wouldn't change much about my application process. What I would say, though, is that...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2360
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1590
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details10 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSwimming/Diving, Track & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Clean Ocean Beach Sweeps / River Cleanup, Spanish Club
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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