College Admissions Info

Diablo Valley College, ‘17
BA, International Studies

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 1 supplemental essays
  • 3 advice topics

Student Background

Current UCLA student
From: San Ramon , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic, Prefer Not to Share
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Merced, UCSB, UCSC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Persian

Test Scores

None Reported

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
High School Type: Public
Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities:

College Application Essays

508 Words
Since ninth grade, I have wanted to study the Middle East. Middle Eastern studies offers me a lens through which to analyze the world, not in separate pieces but as a whole. My interest began after my mother passed away from cancer. Being autistic, my way of coping was to withdraw and distract myself from the grief. This led to me taking up a recommendation of an anime series to watch. This series, Axis Power Hetalia, focused on personified nation-states...

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
350 Words
Of all my traits, I would have to say my best trait is that I am passionate. When I care, I overflow with interest and attention to the point of anxiety. As such, writing articles for our school newspaper is difficult. I want to do a good job on the articles, but I can never be sure how much readers know about the issue, so I want to write everything I know. Everything has a context, and that context is...

Additional Essay Details:
186 Words
Because I am a transfer student with autistic spectrum disorder, I had many people read over my essays until they were a given value of perfect. In my case, both my cousin and his wife were in the major I wanted to pursue and had the time to read it over for coherence. I also went to friends of mine and our English tutoring lab at my community college to have it read over as well. Ultimately, I wanted to...

College Admissions Advice

How to approach transferring schools
97 Words
Since I went to community college, the best thing you can do is contact your transfer center. Start early by talking to a counselor about which university you would...

What I’d change about my application process
31 Words
Personally, I would change the wait time because of...

Why I declined other schools
120 Words
In my case, my family pressured me to go to the best school. Many of the schools I got into didn't get the family stamp of approval, though had they been the only ones I got...