syzygy
syzygy,
Carleton ‘18
B.A., Latin and Ancient Greek Studies, , Romance Languages and Literatures, , Computer Science
Carleton Early Decision. No regrets. Medieval Literature and Computer Science. Odd combination? Maybe.
Features Included
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Essays
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Schools
6
Scores
5
Advice
2
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Sewanee, Tennessee
GenderOther
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Carleton College (Northfield, MN)
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Carleton College (Northfield, MN)

Applied for a B.A. in Latin and Ancient Greek Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents + 1 more

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Common App Essay: Transition to Adulthood prompt Transition to adulthood? What transition? If you had asked me at six what separated me from an adult, I would have answered that, contrary to appearance, I was fully mature. I felt distant from my peers and would have called them childish. Especially at my parents’ dinner parties, I would seek out adult company. No “kids’ table” for me: I would eat quickly and then sit quietly at the adults’ table, absorbing the...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
162 Words
At Carleton last year I visited six different classes, three in Math and Science and three in the Humanities. Of all of the classes I visited on various college campuses, these were the most consistently impressive. I was intensely interested in the material; I even felt compelled to take notes, an activity I usually dispense with in my high school classes. Seeing the students so excited about learning was a reliable sign that Carleton would be the right place for...
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General Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
178 Words
I was definitely looking for small, liberal arts colleges, staying away from the Ivies for their size, and so I visited a fair number of colleges. I may not have visited as many as most people, but for the ones I did visit, I spent two days on campus, dropping in on as...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
118 Words
I interviewed at Pomona College and really didn't feel like the interview meant much. My interviewer was more interested in talking about herself and her experience at the school than in asking me questions. I...
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My advice about getting recommenders
72 Words
Speak to your recommenders early. Especially if they are your teachers, they will not only have other students asking for recommendations, but...
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Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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Social Dance is a big deal at Carleton. From Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing to Waltz and Tango to Contra, we have...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Passionate, supportive,...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.89
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypeBoarding
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2300
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1560
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details2 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesGay/Straight Alliance, School Theater/Plays
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Awards Received

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