College Admissions Info

GSerna
GSerna
University of Kentucky, ‘17
BBA, Marketing

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 6 advice topics

Student Background

I am a Junior at Valparaiso University.
From: Naperville , Illinois
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: Other Family Member
Admission: Transfer
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: UKentucky, SC, Kansas, LSU, Valparaiso
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

22
ACT
Highest ACT:
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ACT Prep:

High School Performance

3.20
GPA
High School Type: Public
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cheer/Spirit Squad, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Younglife (Christian), Key Club
How Spent Summers:
Work:

College Application Essays

Back before high school I was not always the best at math. Many times my teachers gave me the easier test, or put me in special learning classes. There was nothing that I did not like more than being thought of as an underdog. When freshman year came around and I was put into the block algebra I class, I was embarrassed. But more than that I determined to show others that I was not stupid. I tried especially hard...





College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
59 Words
At Valparaiso University you should definitely become involved in something. A lot of students join greek life, our...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
7 Words
Caring, responsible,...





How to approach transferring schools
333 Words
I transferred after my first semester of college from the University of Kentucky to Valparaiso University. Sometimes you just know that you do not fit into the area around you. I knew that UK was not the school for me. So the steps you should take if you, like me, just are not happy at your school is to think about the reasons you do not like it. Is it to big for you? Have you not made many friends? Do you not like the type of people at your school? Is the education not as good as you expected...







What I’d change about my application process
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I would have considered schools...





Post-college plans
47 Words
After I finish my undergrad I am going to be staying one more year...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
60 Words
At Valpo if you apply at a regular time (not a transfer) and have done well in school...