College Admissions Info

Katherine Holmes
Katherine Holme
Stanford University ‘20
BS, International Relations, Business Administration and Management

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm currently on a gap year before starting at Stanford in the fall. I would love to talk to anyone about taking a year off or the application process.
From: Cornwall , Vermont
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No, Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Middlebury, Duke, Claremont (CMC), Bates, Georgetown, UVM, Stanford, Bowdoin, Colgate, Tufts
Denied At:
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French, Malay/Indonesian

Test Scores

2110
SAT
35
ACT
Highest SAT: 2110
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High School Performance

4.04
GPA
Top 5%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer, Lacrosse
Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, Student Council / Government, Model Congress / Model UN, National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Challenged a belief
676 Words
Prompt: Reflect on a time you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Below is my letter from the editor of the first issue of Future Game Changers--a magazine that I created to empower young women. The articles I wrote and the ads I created for this magazine celebrate determination and accomplishment rather than beauty and perfection. My dream is to get Future Game Changers in the hands of as many young women as possible, so I...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
1330 Words
Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. (150) Last fall, I had the great fortune of getting to know Shabana Basij-Rasikh, a student who grew up in Afghanistan when girls were forbidden to attend school. She risked her life and dressed as a boy to go to school. After hearing her stories of resilience and bravery, I was inspired to help raise awareness about girls’ rights around the globe. I led several fundraising events that raised...



















Additional Essay Details:
4 Words
Wrote about my passions.

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
111 Words
I got into college and I didn't win an Olympic gold medal, invent a new technology or cure cancer. Your achievements don't have to be miraculous to get into an elite college. What colleges do what to see is initiative and passion. I can tell you that college admissions officers don't want to read about you going to a developing...



List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
5 Words
Interviewed with Brown, Vanderbilt, Georgetown.

Why I declined other schools
14 Words
Did not want to stay on the East Coast. Stanford was my dream school.

My advice about getting recommenders
16 Words
Find people that actually know you and can write about you without looking at a resume.

What I’d change about my application process
8 Words
I think I would apply to less schools.