jas0n
jas0n,
Harvard ‘17
B.A., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, , Biological and Physical Sciences, , Biology, , Biology and Biological Sciences, , Cellular Biology
Hawaii | Harvard
Features Included
2
Essays
10
Schools
19
Scores
10
Advice
16
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Honolulu, Hawaii
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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“Oh! The places you’ll go!” read my eight year-old self from Dr. Suess’ eponymous book. That single statement provided one of the most important reassurances that any child could have: that we “would succeed, ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!” Through the next twelve years, amidst countless mathematical equations, chemical formulas, and biological principles that have come and gone through my head, I’ve never forgotten that promise. In fact, I have not forgotten much of the children’s books...
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Supplemental Essay Diversity statement
334 Words
Dear Roommate, Aloha from me to you. Aloha is more than just a five-letter word from Lilo and Stitch. Aloha is the spirit and essence of my home, Hawaii—a land of flowers, beaches, and smiles. I profess that I am not Hawaiian, or even Polynesian, in ethnicity, but here, everyone is part of one big ‘Ohana (family) and we all embody that famous aloha spirit: We wave to each other and flash a shaka sign (the epitome of Hawaiian...
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General Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
92 Words
Request an interview if possible (or visit the college/attend summer programs). ALL of the schools I had an interview with accepted me while those schools that I...
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How I chose schools to apply to
109 Words
If you're a senior, by now you should have some inkling of where you want to apply, but if you're lost, that's completely fine as well. Figure out what exactly is it that...
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How to increase chances at my school
87 Words
When I was looking at different colleges and learning about them, I noticed that each school seems to have a common goal or “mission” across its...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
21 Words
In list form: Peer Health Exchange,...
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Post-college plans
13 Words
Medical school for MD...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
73 Words
Do whatever genuinely interests you and that you think would benefit you the most. Do NOT do certain programs just because you...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
56 Words
Simply put, the community and opportunities that can be found here at Harvard are some of the...
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What I’d change about my application process
135 Words
1. Don't wait until the deadlines to submit everything, especially with regards to the essays that you have to write. You really want to spread everything out so you have a lot of time to do things and to do them...
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My advice about getting recommenders
100 Words
It's really important to find people that know you really well and won't write just a generic recommendation. I chose my AP Biology teacher who was also my Marine Science...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
91 Words
Basically, it came down to money. I hadn't applied to my home state school because I knew that no matter what, I didn't want to stay home....
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.20
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
36
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2240
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1530
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details12 classes and scores

Sports

SportsVolleyball

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAsian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, Chinese Club, Homecoming committee, Hospital Volunteer, Academic Decathlon, Key Club, Lions Club, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Math Team, Marching Band, National Honor Society, Nursing Home Volunteer, Prom Committee, Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring, School Band
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences

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