I just answered my essays the way that I wanted to. I talked about my zoo volunteer for the Common App short essay, talked about the impact that my state student council association had on me for the long essay, I talked about entrepreneurship for the intellectual vitality (I haven't started a company yet but the whole concept enthralls me), I talked about how people matter to me, and for my letter I just went crazy with quirky fun facts and information about me (like that my best Rubik's cube solve time is 45 seconds) and I liked it because it started out crazy fun and then slowly eased into being more deep facts about my values and personality traits (one sentence was: I have an anti-judgment policy, but I still hold Yoko Ono partially responsible for the end of The Beatles), things like that. I just tried to have my true quirky self shine, because this is Stanford, where students are sophisticated but at the same time crazy.
I just answered my essays the way that I wanted to.
Commonapp: Research internship I had abroad. I wrote more about the growing experience than the actual science.
EC: Wrote about SIMR (summer research program at Stanford)
I kind of worried about the main two essays both being about science research, but I steered clear of it in the supplement to balance it out.
Intellectual: Wrote about my internship at a small biology-based company and how it expanded my view of science
Roommate: Wrote about how sound is my most important sense and then took them through the sounds of my life/sounds of our future lives. Not as cheesy as it sounds here heh.
What matters to me: Time. I brought in a program I founded at a convalescent hospital for a bit here.
I was very honest with my profile questions and I thought they captured my charm
I'm applying RD for Stanford but I do have a general question
So for people that submitted visual art portfolios as part of an arts supplement, how many slides did you submit? I read through the doc that had stanford's requirements and it says that an applicant should submit 10 images slide format then it says that the images submitted cannot be more than 10. Would 9 images slide format be okay, or do they specifically want 10?
Longest month of my life. Actually, I'll just be relieved when tomorrow is over and I've finally hit submit on my Intel STS project. It will be such a weight off my back! Then I can go right back to waiting. Agh.
I also just had my interview last night. It went pretty well -- very low key, which was nice.
So, a moment of horror occurred for me last night. I was reading through my whole college application just for fun when I realized that, on the common app, I reported my SAT II scores in the academics section but neglected to report my AP Scores, which is especially problematic since I put AP Scholar on the Awards section. I only have 3 AP's that I've taken (all that my school has offered :/), but still, I feel really uncomfortable about not reporting them.
So, last night, I emailed Stanford with my scores/app ID, briefly explained my situation, and had the official AP scores sent to Stanford. Did I do the right thing, and am I in trouble now?
I'm sorry to hear that Adodie! I would also fax them a letter explaining the situation, with a copy of your official AP score report(s). Include name, DOB, common app ID, and school name, and you can send it to 650-723-6050.