tvachovsky
tvachovsky,
Stanford ‘17
B.S.
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.
Features Included
4
Essays
7
Schools
14
Scores
5
Advice
0
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown San Diego, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Bulgarian

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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Personal Statement
580 Words
Love of writing, Interest in fine arts
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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General 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...
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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...
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What I’d change about my application process
33 Words
I would study for the SAT by just taking hella...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
26 Words
I did not - I looked into one...
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Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
43 Words
I was not deferred, but my twin sister was. When I was accepted,...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
N/A
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2400
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1600
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis

Extracurriculars

Experience & Awards

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