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Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Tina misses the planet Pluto and never knows what her art means. She spends her time eating Bulgarian food and considering the white imperialist lens through which America views the world. Her goals in life include breaking gender barriers and owning dogs.
From: San Diego , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Stanford
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Bulgarian

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1600
Highest SAT: 2400
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

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

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
How Spent Summers:
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College Application Essays

580 Words
The Significance of August 24th, 2006 Six years ago, several bigots at the International Astronomical Union, armed with crisp PhDs from prestigious universities and equally crisp suits from equally prestigious clothing lines, decided it was high time to redefine the word “planet,” probably because poor old Webster did not go to Harvard. And so, unsatisfied with demoting their assistants for spilling coffee, the bigots demoted Pluto instead (although whether coffee was involved, I am unsure). Six years ago, I stopped using...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
397 Words
The winters in Colorado get cold, sure, but I wear enough sweaters under my ski jacket. Blizzards occasionally render eyesight useless, but I know how to feel my way down the slope. Oddly enough, it was sunny the day the weather kept me in. Sunny and windy. Too windy for the sky chairs to run, and thus too windy for me to ski. Unfortunately, I quickly realized it was too windy for me to do anything, mainly because I only...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
389 Words
Dear Roomie I could ramble on about mundane interests, of which I have many I assure you, or contemplate future career plans, of which I have considerably less, but we have all year for that. Instead, I feel obligated to warn you of the unfortunate mess you will spend most of your nights in (I recommend studying in the library). To be fair, I am not a particularly disorganized person, not on teenager standards anyway. I simply need to bring...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
373 Words
I ate my first tomato when I was ten. I boarded my first flight, saw my first Bulgarian village, and ate my first tomato. I say this because the supermarket seems to provide not tomatoes but round containers of water lightly flavored with tomato juices, whereas this tomato was tomato all the way through. Three years ago, perhaps to save us a trek to Bulgaria whenever we craved tomatoes, perhaps to keep busy during her retirement, my mom brought the...

College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
101 Words
Stanford's acceptance strategies seem to differ from the Ivies. The kids from my high school who got accepted to the Ivies were the ones with the highest grades, the most...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
25 Words
The co-op system at Stanford is relatively large (7...

What I’d change about my application process
33 Words
I would study for the SAT by just taking hella...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
26 Words
I did not - I looked into one...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
43 Words
I was not deferred, but my twin sister was. When I was accepted,...