College Admissions Info

rachaelc66
rachaelc66
Santa Clara University , University of Notre Dame ‘19
BS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Pre-Medicine Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm an incoming freshman studying bioenginnering/pre-med and I'd love to help you with any part of the application process!
From: Castle Rock
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents, Grandparent, Sibling, Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision, Early Action, Transfer
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: Notre Dame, Santa Clara, San Diego, Marquette
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2020
SAT
32
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1420
Highest SAT: 2020
Other SAT Scores:
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High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis

College Application Essays

A Part of Me “I’m sorry. I’ll just give you a minute,” the nurse said as she eased the door closed. I stared straight ahead, my vision blurred by tears I was fighting back. My mother did not say a word, but wrapped her arms around me, as a tear trickled down my cheek at the warmth of her embrace. I tried to be strong, yet that single tear had not evaded my mother’s knowledgeable eye. Comforting...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
16 Words
This was initially written for Notre Dame but I did reuse it with a few tweaks.

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
18 Words
I'm not sure if it counts as a diversity statement but this one was about a volunteer experience.

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
53 Words
I had initially intended to use this as my common app personal statement because I was too scared to get too deep. I'm glad I took the time to rewrite the second essay because although I am not disappointed in this essay, I know it is not as good as it could be.

Additional Essay Details:
1045 Words
Home Sweet Dome My first sight of the Notre Dame campus was of the Golden Dome, shimmering in the sunlight with trees lining the road, welcoming me to my future home. Butterflies fluttered within my stomach as I imagined myself spending the next four years as a Domer. I spent a host day with a current student, Dani, who allowed me to experience a day with her as a Notre Dame student. I attended a math class where the professor...















College Admissions Advice

How to approach transferring schools
209 Words
Transferring was the last thing I wanted to do when I began my college application process. I thought that by choosing to go to my "dream school" I wouldn't have to transfer and so I overlooked my other options when I was applying. I should've given each school a fair shot from the beginning and then maybe I wouldn't have changed my mind....





What I’d change about my application process
77 Words
I had my heart set on a dream school that I didn't expect to get accepted to. When I received my admissions offer...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
225 Words
I only interviewed at the University of San Diego because my other schools didn't offer interviews. I still felt that forming some sort of personal relationship with the admission representative who would be reading my essays and evaluating my application was important so I reached out to them at local meet and greets and via e-mail and formed a personal relationship with them to show that I was...





What set me apart from other applicants
190 Words
I truly think my honesty set me apart from other applicants. I showed that I am a unique individual with a story and something to contribute to campus. A great piece of advice I got was to make sure that you're essays are specific enough that you couldn't send them to another school and personal enough that...





Why I declined other schools
95 Words
Initially I declined the other schools because I was stubborn. I had my mind set one way and I didn't think the other schools could compare. I was looking...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
133 Words
I didn’t go out and hire a private admissions counselor. If you do that’s fine but I really don’t think it’s necessary at all. Have faith and confidence in yourself. Know that you have worked hard...