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East Carolina University ‘17
BS, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Child Development

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

NCSSM '13. Junior with senior credit in ECU's Honors College/EC Scholars Class of 2017/Early Assurance Program in Audiology. Aspiring pediatric audiologist.
From: Cary , North Carolina
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: UNC, Emory, Northeastern
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Tamil

Test Scores

Highest SAT: 2100
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High School Performance

High School Type: Boarding
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: High at first but got worse

Extracurriculars & Awards

How Spent Summers:

College Application Essays

The warning bell of the first day of seventh grade at Martin Magnet Middle School rang. I had only five minutes to control my “new school” nerves and introduce myself to Mrs. West, my first period Biology teacher. I figured I had to do so sooner or later and hesitantly said, “Hi, my name is Keerthana,” but before I could even finish, Mrs. West exclaimed, “Oh, I know who you are! Come on in!” I went into the classroom anxiously,...

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
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East Carolina University (ECU) was just a fleeting thought in my mind when I submitted the initial application, but upon applying to and being accepted by the Honors College, and being selected to interview for EC Scholars merit scholarship program and Early Assurance program in Audiology, it slowly climbed up my list. On Selection Sunday (the day of interviews), I...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Passionate, Driven, Hard-Working, Committed, Respectful

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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She’s the First*{East Carolina} is the East Carolina University chapter of She’s the First (STF), a non-profit organization that sponsors girls’ education in low-income countries. This newly founded organization gives girls the chance to become the first in their families to graduate from secondary school. To fulfill this mission, STF mobilizes supporters to fund scholarships and provides...

Post-college plans
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I came into college pre-med, as I had always wanted to be a pediatrician, but with my acceptance into the Early Assurance Program for Audiology and making my own major with a focus in Children's Hearing Studies, I want to pursue pediatric audiology. I plan on getting a Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) from UNC-Chapel Hill, Vanderbilt University, or Washington...

Why I declined other schools
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o ECU was definitely not on the top of my college list in the beginning, but my final decision was between UNC-Chapel Hill and ECU Honors. The first time I came on campus was for Selection Sunday, to interview for EC Scholars and Early Assurance Program in Audiology, and I fell in love. More so than seeing what Carolina had...