I was accepted off the alternate list!!! Wasn't prepared for that at all...
SAT: CR 700, M 600, W 790
GPA: 4.0 unweighted
Rank: 21/ 500-something
AP tests: AP Calc AB (5), AP World History (4), AP Enviro (waiting)
Essays: common app- wrote about my love of seeing people learn, just an anecdote from a class. supplemental - forget what I wrote
Teacher Recs: 1 very good, a few average ones
Counselor Rec: average, didn't know them well
Supplementary Material: a painting, excerpt from an essay
Hook: not really, but one of my AP world history essays from 2010 is used as an example on the College board website. got an 8, and my brother recognized my handwriting as he prepared for his own test!
High School Type: public
Extracurriculars: service club, Relay for Life, book club, volunteer as a herbarium assistant at a botanical garden
Awards: outstanding freshman research (science program)
I don't feel like bragging, I'm just happy to know that I will be able to afford college, and a great one at that! I want to get involved in the folk music group and Irish dance club. I would love to learn bagpipes as well.