College Admissions Info

Humboldt State University, ‘18
BA, Cellular Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a first generation student to go to college and I have a learning diability (Auditory processing). I hope my expereince and advice will guide you through your acedemic journey.
From: Sylmar
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: CI, CSUN, Humboldt, CSULB
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 910
Highest SAT: 1220
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High School Performance

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Top 25%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Water Polo (Recruited)
Extracurricular Activities: Key Club, Hospital Volunteer
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College Application Essays

598 Words
I always imagined that one day I would be wearing a lab coat, walking down long hospital hallways, stopping at each door, helping patients recuperate from their illness, and pursuing my dream. But I allowed something else to convince me that my dream was impossible. According to my IEP (Individualized Education Program), I had a learning disability, which meant I learned at a slower pace. Therefore, I believed I couldn't accomplish anything. When my sophomore year arrived, the work...

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
220 Words
I really recommend that you become very involved in your community the best way possible. And the best place to start, is now! I believe this is the first step into discovering what your interests and your passions best suites a career. A good place to go find volunteer opportunities are clubs/organizations at school, the career/college advising center at school, looking around in your...

How I chose schools to apply to
319 Words
I based off my decision for universities, on location, class size and major. I already knew from my experience volunteering at the hospital, and talking with doctors, that Biology and medical school was something I will pursue. Thus, I knew that I had to go to a university that offered a Bachelors degree, and will be able to prepare me for graduate school (Medical School). That's when I knew I had to decide on applying for UC's or CAL States. These are state funded schools, and I was able to receive financial aid and more resources due to my disability....

What I’d change about my application process
162 Words
And something that I would personally change in my application process, was my personal state. In all honesty, grades, and test scores are important, but these personal statements demonstrate a glimpse of who you really are. And I made the horrible mistake by making it sound too proper and...