College Admissions Info

SerahJ
SerahJ
Michigan State University ‘19
BA, Pre-Law Studies, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I love to help people especially with essays! I am really good at editing writing! My passion is dance. This fall I will be a freshman at Michigan State and I got accepted into the pre-law program, James Madison College.
From: Glenview
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Illinois, Indiana, MSU, Lewis
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Malayalam, Spanish

Test Scores

27
ACT
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High School Performance

3.80
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Dance, Field Hockey, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Charity Drive Organizing, Yearbook, National Honor Society, Key Club, Debate Club/Team
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College Application Essays

I basically talked about why I wanted to be apart of the law program and how I came to realize that I wanted to become a lawyer. I talked about how a death in my community made me realize what my drive and passion was. The death was a murder and because it happened on a campus they tried to cover it up and his family never got peace so I wanted be able to do something about that and...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
626 Words
I have Bharthanatyam practices every weekend. This type of Indian dance is more classical and precise. I have been doing Bharthanatyam since I was three years old. Usually, after taking Bharthanatyam classes for 11-12 years there is a final performance called an Arangetram. This performance is kind of like a graduation of dance. It is typically done with the small group that one has been dancing with or it can be done alone. This past summer, I had my Arangetram...









Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
366 Words
About a year ago, I thought I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I was completely set on pre-med. I even shadowed doctors. But the course of my future changed in one day. Last February, I received news that a member of our community passed away. He was just a sophomore in college who attended Southern Illinois University. He was also a very close friend to my brother and my cousins. Evidence later showed that it was a homicide. ...







Additional Essay Details:
54 Words
The first essay was basically about an event that showed my transition from childhood to adulthood. I tied that in with my passion and skills that I now display. The second essay was basically about what I plan to do in college and what significant event helped me realize what I wanted to do.

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
80 Words
Make sure you always ask in advance! Give them at least a month, but more if you could. Do not ask a teacher that...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
50 Words
Start searching for scholarships as early as when you apply to schools! There are multiple...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
62 Words
Doing internships looks great on applications, but it also really helps you decide what you want to do because...





How I chose schools to apply to
66 Words
I chose schools that had great programs for my major, but also schools that made it easy to change majors....





Why I ultimately chose my school
135 Words
I chose Michigan State because of the amazing pre-law program, the size, and the spirit. Their pre-law program in James Madison College gives so many opportunities that will help you with your future career on top of all the opportunities MSU...