Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • 14 advice topics

Student Background

Going to UCSC
From: El Dorado Hills , California , Ireland
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: UCSC, UCSD, Colorado, Rutgers, Brown, Illinois, RIT, Arizona State, Arizona
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1350
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High School Performance

AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country
Extracurricular Activities: Chess, Church, Computer / Technology Volunteer, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), Math Team, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

None Reported

College Admissions Advice

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
40 Words
UCSC has really cool agricultural gardens that they use to get almost...

What I’d change about my application process
59 Words
I would have applied to more of the schools in California because I didn't realize how expensive out...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
55 Words
Work on a science project or a robotics project because if you can earn any awards (especially...

What set me apart from other applicants
82 Words
I spent a lot of time on my essays. For the entire thanksgiving break I locked myself in my room trying to think of unique...

Why I declined other schools
82 Words
In the end I forgot to take finances and affordability into account when applying to schools and that made the decision process really difficult for...

Post-college plans
24 Words
After college I hope to apply for...

Why I ultimately chose my school
41 Words
I got a full ride to Santa Cruz, with my family having...

How I chose schools to apply to
86 Words
Usually when selecting schools I would google their acceptance rates (to see how prestigious and snobby they are) and their ranking in my proposed major (usually...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
80 Words
Santa Cruz is fantastic because it has the prestige of being a UC but it also has a culture that sets itself apart from...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
54 Words
I didn't apply for many scholarships and I regret doing that because by not doing so...

How to increase chances at my school
70 Words
If you're looking to get into a really great school (like the Ivy leagues) they seem to only really interested in...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
48 Words
I don't think the UC system has ever had a "why us" essay prompt....

My advice about getting recommenders
35 Words
Be friendly to teachers, coaches, volunteer leaders, and work supervisors. If...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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I like intramural soccer because it...