College Admissions Info

Mercyhurst University, ‘18
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Forensic Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm 19 years old and I am going to school for Biochemistry
From: Erie , Pennsylvania
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Mercyhurst U, Penn State, New Haven, Duquesne, UVM
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1370
Highest SAT: 1940
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 10%
High School Type: Magnet
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Dance
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College Application Essays

My name is Amber as stated on my application. I am interested in the Honors Program because I have been subject to higher placement learning for almost my entire school career. I entered the Erie School District's Gifted Program in 3rd grade, when at the time it was hosted on Mercyhurst's Campus in the basement of Zurn. I was in the Honor's Program at Harding and now attend Collegiate Academy. At Collegiate Academy, I am active in many student activities. ...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
592 Words
The Final Frontier To many, the jarring transition from childhood to adulthood; high school to college can be overwhelming. It's true, college may come too fast for some. It was just yesterday that I was made to ask to go to the bathroom; how am I supposed to make decisions about my future life? College is by far one of the most terrifying experiences a high school student must go through; more so than the first lunch in freshman year...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
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Additional Essay Details:
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My personal statement was one that I had to send in with my application to the Mercyhurst Honors Program. They asked me to tell them why I deserved to be admitted into the Honors Preparatory Year and to discuss my achievements in high school that made me stand out from my peers. I was accepted into the honors program with this personal statement. The supplemental essay was for a scholarship that asked me how I am handling the upcoming transition...

College Admissions Advice

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
109 Words
The more AP credits that you get to transfer over to your college the better because they take the place of Gen Ed classes and free up space in your schedule to allow...

My advice about getting recommenders
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Make sure you select a teacher that you have had recently that had you in a class in which you stood out from the rest of your peers. I had to get 3 professor recommendations...

Why I declined other schools
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I plan on going to medical school after my undergraduate education so it was really important for me to save as much money as possible for my undergraduate degree so I had more the spend for my post-graduate degree. ...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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I applied to as many scholarships as possible and still do so even though I am in college currently. It is amazing how many scholarship opportunities there are out there. Not all scholarship...

Post-college plans
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I plan on going to medical school after I complete my undergraduate degree in Forensic Science and Biochemistry. I'm not sure where I want to go yet but for other aspiring medical students I suggest really...