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Questbridge 2019 Prep Scholar Results

CattivoCattivo 1 replies1 threads New Member
edited April 2019 in Questbridge Programs
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[ size=6][ color=green][ b]Decision: Accepted[/b][/color][/size]
[ size=6][ color=red][ b]Decision: Rejected[/b][/color][/size]


[ b]Objective:[/b]
[ list]
[ *] SAT I (Comp, Essay, R/W, M ):
[ *] ACT (Comp, Essay, Eng, Math, Read, Sci):
[ *] SAT II (Type, Score):
[ *] Weighted GPA (out of ??):
[ *] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
[ *] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
[ *] AP (place score in parenthesis):
[ *] IB (place score in parenthesis):
[ *] Major Awards:
[ /list]

[ b]Subjective:[/b]
[ list]
[ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
[ *] Job/Work Experience:
[ *] Volunteer/Community service:
[ *] Summer Activities:
[ *] Essays:
[ *] Teacher Recommendations:
[ *] Counselor Rec:
[ /list]

[ b]Other[/b]
[ list]
[ *] State (if domestic applicant):
[ *] School Type:
[ *] Ethnicity:
[ *] Gender:
[ *] Income Bracket:
[ *] Assets:
[ *] Property:
[ *] Extenuating Circumstances:
[ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
[ /list]

[ b]Why you think you were accepted/not accepted and general comments:[/b]
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  • anemononeanemonone 1 replies0 threads New Member
    [ size=6][ color=green][ b]Decision: Accepted[/b][/color]

    [ b]Objective:[/b]
    [ list]
    ACT (Comp, Essay, Eng, Math, Read, Sci): 31
    Weighted GPA (out of ??): 4.07 (I think? It’ll be different after this semester but all As)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 2/356
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Will be taking Bio, Gov, and Lang
    Major Awards: Nothing really but I’ve qualified and gone to two national tournaments for debate and one for FBLA, also some local speech contest awards and small stuff like that
    [ /list]


    [ b]Subjective:[/b]
    [ list]
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): FBLA (District Parliamentarian), Speech and Debate (President), March For Our Lives (Chair of Communications and Outreach), French Club (Officer Team), Rotary Club (Officer Team), PEACE Club (Founder and President, basically GSA but not explicitly gay bc school won’t let us)
    Job/Work Experience: Intern for senate campaign
    Volunteer/Community service: Stuff through rotary and fbla but nothing major
    Summer Activities: Campaign work, nationals
    Essays: 9.5/10 Best work I’ve ever done with a cheesy ending though
    Teacher Recommendations: 10/10 my AP Lang teacher is brilliant and loves me
    [ /list]

    [ b]Other[/b]
    [ list]
    State (if domestic applicant): Midwest baby
    School Type: Noncompetitive public, 3500 students
    Ethnicity: Half black half white Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: $32k
    Assets: Literally none, don’t even own a home
    Property: None
    Extenuating Circumstances: So so so much debt from so many different things. Mom’s diabetic, several hospital bills, very specific things I’m not comfortable sharing :(
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM I guess, not first gen but single mom, no contact with father
    [ /list]

    [ b]Why you think you were accepted/not accepted and general comments:[/b]
    I feel like I had very strong essays and stats lol. Also, my story is very unique and fits well with what QB is looking for I believe. So glad I got in!
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  • angnickelodeonangnickelodeon 10 replies1 threads New Member
    Decision: Accepted

    Objective:
    • SAT I (Comp, Essay, R/W, M ): 1330 composite, 7-7-6 essay, 670 R/W, 660 math. Got a 1430 on my next SAT but received that score shortly after the application deadline. 1450 PSAT (720 English, 730 Math)
    • ACT (Comp, Essay, Eng, Math, Read, Sci): Did not submit but got a 29 on the pre ACT and a 34 on the ACT (again received shortly after the deadline)
    • SAT II (Type, Score): Did not take
    • Weighted GPA (out of ??): 4.546 out of 5
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 5 out of 321
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): 4 on AP Human Geo, 5 on APUSH and English Language
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): Not offered
    • Major Awards: Outstanding achievement award in AP Human Geo, APUSH, Pre-Calculus Honors, AP Scholar, DAR American History Award, Honorable Mention in Senate Environment and Public Works at Harvard Model Congress 2019

    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Harvard Model Congress Boston 2018 and 2019 (Captain of HMC team this year), Founded a food bank at my school sophomore year (founder, organizer, "president"), Varsity Cross Country freshman/sophomore year, varsity indoor and outdoor track freshman/sophomore year, varsity womens lacrosse as a starting defender junior year, Freshman Mentor, put caring for my household as an extracurricular as it takes up a sizeable chunk of time and keeps me from doing more stuff. I have more to put down but space was limited.
    • Job/Work Experience: None, but as I stated I have to care for my household nearly full time
    • Volunteer/Community service: Founded a food bank at my school which serves some of the surrounding community, did some volunteer work with 5k's at a local military base freshman year
    • Summer Activities: Took 2 summer classes freshman and sophomore year, this summer I'll be attending NC Governors School for English
    • Essays: Short answers: "concept or theory you've explored" was on segregation in schools today. Partly inspired by Stuyvesant, partly inspired by segregation in my county. Tied well into my political science theme and was well written so I'd say 9/10. "Experience that caused you to change your opinion" was on the 2016 election and how it sparked a passion within me for politics and public justice. Again, pretty good but kinda basic so 8/10. "What do you admire most about your community" was on how my town banded together to help a teacher who lost a parent after Hurricane Florence wrecked his hometown and ours. Pretty emotional so I'd say 10/10. My long essay was on how planning for a better future, finding self-motivation/drive to succeed, and focusing on school work/learning as much as I could as a child helped me navigate an abusive home life. Emotional, but not my best work after reading over it now. 7/10.
    • Teacher Recommendations: I didn't read my recommendation but it came from my AP Lang/Lit teacher who I work with on the food bank and whose class I did really well in. We have a good connection and I talk to him about a lot of things, plus he's a strong writer so I'd say 9/10
    • Counselor Rec: Don't think this was required so I didn't submit

    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): Rural North Carolina
    • School Type: Public (about 1500 students from the "country")
    • Ethnicity: White
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket: less than $20k
    • Assets: None
    • Property: None
    • Extenuating Circumstances: Single teen mother with no child support, have to act as a "second parent" to my siblings, mentally ill
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): First gen college student, rural location, extremely low income

    Why you think you were accepted/not accepted and general comments: I think my essays and recommendations were really strong and allowed me to explain why Questbridge was so important to help me succeed. I could demonstrate how driven I am to achieve my academic and career goals despite a kind of rough life and that's what they like to see. I wish I could've waited longer to submit my higher test scores or gone back and re-submitted those because I was worried they may have been too low at the time. I submitted my application very last minute which had me worried also, but it all worked out! I applied for a few quest for excellence awards and the pioneer research programs but ended up getting nominated for free college visits, which I'm totally cool with! I would've liked to get into the pioneer research programs but I'm SUPER happy regardless. Congrats to everyone who got in and if you didn't it's okay! You're all awesome no matter what :)
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  • chloethepuppychloethepuppy 2 replies0 threads New Member
    Decision: Accepted


    Objective:
    • SAT I (Comp, Essay, R/W, M ): N/A
    • ACT (Comp, Essay, Eng, Math, Read, Sci): 35, 9, 36, 33, 34, 36
    • SAT II (Type, Score): N/A
    • Weighted GPA (out of ??): 4.53/4.00
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0/4.0
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Human Geo (5), World History (5)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    • Major Awards: Nothing big except honor roll and honor societies

    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Polish School, Tennis Team, Scholastic Bowl, Self-studying Japanese, Girls Who Code
    • Job/Work Experience: first year as a lifeguard & swimming instructor
    • Volunteer/Community service: Tutor in school
    • Summer Activities: nothing except work
    • Essays: I kinda BSed it and wrote it the day the application was due, but it didn't turn out too bad. I wrote about how my mom had to get a job to help support the family and what I learned from the experience. 7/10. I think I also wrote the short answers in a pretty interesting way
    • Teacher Recommendations: I asked my Spanish teacher who knows me pretty well & I think he thought the rec through pretty well. He seems very thoughtful and I'm sure he wrote a good recommendation.
    • Counselor Rec: N/A

    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): IL
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: white
    • Gender: female
    • Income Bracket: 55K-60K
    • Assets: none
    • Property: house worth about 300K
    • Extenuating Circumstances: none
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): first gen
      [ /list]

      Why you think you were accepted/not accepted and general comments:
      I think I got in because of my stats like AP classes, GPA, and standardized tests. I also tried to write my essays and short-answers in an unconventional way, kind of like I'm telling a story or remembering a memory. I also tried to zone in on a few key interests and make myself seem like a well-rounded person. I was kinda surprised I got in bc I procrastinated on all the essays a lot and our income is fairly high for QB.
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  • JakeL2001JakeL2001 2 replies1 threads New Member
    edited April 2019
    Congrats!!!!!!
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  • PokeGamerMPokeGamerM 13 replies15 threads Junior Member
    [ size=6][ color=green][ b]Decision: Accepted[/b][/color][/size]



    [ b]Objective:[/b]
    [ list]
    *SAT I Composite: 1480 Essay: 22 R/W: 740 Math: 740
    *ACT: None
    *SAT II: Spanish (800) World History (800)
    *Weighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.63
    *Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    *Rank: None
    *AP (current classes are TBD): Human Geo (5) World History (5) Spanish Language (5) US History (TBD) English Language (TBD) Physics 1 (TBD) Calculus BC (TBD) Microeconomics (TBD) Macroeconomics (TBD) Spanish Literature (TBD)
    *IB: None
    *Major Awards: National Spanish Exam Level 4B 9th Place in Illinois, National Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, NSDA Degree Of Excellence, IHSA Congressional Debate State 12th Place , IHSA Extemporaneous Speaking Finalist (Top 20), Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Jr. Alumni, Skills USA Illinois 4th Place In Additive Manufacturing, Outstanding Debater Award
    [ /list]

    [ b]Subjective:[/b]
    [ list]
    *Extracurriculars: Congressional Debate (team captain for next year), Speech, Scholastic Bowl (team captain for three years), Mexican Folkloric Dance Club (founding member), College Board Youth Advisory Council (Student Advisor), School District Talent Development Student Committee (Junior Representative)
    *Job/Work Experience: STEAM Coordinator for a student led summer camp for elementary school kids at my mobile home park. We provide books and activities to the communities because we lack access to a library, park district, or money for events.
    *Volunteer/Community service: I mentor Latino middle school kids and help them transition into high school. We fundraise money to create service projects like Christmas gift drives, scholarship funds, community events, and leadership retreats.
    *Summer Activities: I mainly help run the student led summer camp. The summer before by Junior Year I went to Washington DC for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s R2L NextGen Leadership Program
    *Essays: I feel like they were pretty good, but many of them were repeats from other applications. I focused on my interests in politics, Service, history, and world languages.
    *Teacher Recommendations: I have not read my letter, but it comes from a really close teacher who is my Debate coach and Economics teacher.
    *Counselor Rec: None
    [ /list]

    [ b]Other[/b]
    [ list]
    *State: Illinois
    *School Type: Public
    *Ethnicity: Mexican-American
    * Gender: Male
    *Income Bracket: 45 K
    *Assets: None
    *Property: None
    *Extenuating Circumstances: My Mobile home community is an unincorporated area without acess to a library or park district. We have also had issues with water access in the past few year.
    *Hooks: URM, first generation college student, second generation immigrant
    [ /list]

    [ b]Why you think you were accepted/not accepted and general comments:[/b]
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  • CattivoCattivo 1 replies1 threads New Member
    Might as well post my own lol

    Decision: Accepted

    Objective:
    • SAT I (Comp, Essay, R/W, M ): N/A
    • PSAT: 620 Reading, 600 Math in 2017, 660 Reading, 720 Math in 2018
    • ACT (Comp, Essay, Eng, Math, Read, Sci): 31, N/A, 34, 28, 27, 35
    • SAT II (Type, Score): N/A
    • Weighted GPA (out of ??): 3.97 (now it's 4.12 tho lol)
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.89 (now about 4.0)
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): None, taking AP Biology and AP Literature rn tho
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    • Major Awards: A+ Honor Rolls every year, Band Varsity Letter, just got inducted into NHS, Venture Scholar

    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Pep Band, Mayo Volunteer Program, Key Club (Officer), Fall Musical (Stage Manager), Student Council (Representative), Concert Band
    • Job/Work Experience: N/A
    • Volunteer/Community service: Key Club and my Mayo Volunteer Program mainly, I have over 100+ hours of service from the past three years. I serve a lot at mass too.
    • Summer Activities: Mayo Volunteer, am hoping to pick up a job if my mom lets me.
    • Essays: My short answers honestly weren't that strong. However, my 650 essay was very heartfelt and honest. I didn't use complete formal language, so I think that personal vocabulary helped establish a personal connection to whoever critiqued my application. I also discussed a lot of cultural hardships between myself and the rest of my family.
    • Teacher Recommendations: I waived my right to see my letter. However, my English teacher has always been close to me. He taught my brother prior to me becoming one of his students, so he got a good grasp of what I was going to be like before he met me.
    • Counselor Rec: N/A

    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): Minnesota
    • School Type: PreK-12 private Catholic
    • Ethnicity: Asian
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket: <15k
    • Assets: None
    • Property: We own/rent a space for our business, but it hasn't been doing well. Our house is 250k but it's still on a mortgage.
    • Extenuating Circumstances: My parents and I hold very different social beliefs, which makes us not very close to each other. I'm not allowed many liberties, as sexism runs through my family. I have to work for my mom, or even run her business because she likes to go shopping with basically non-existent money. She likes to go in the negatives in her bank accounts and then close her account = lots of debt. My brother, on the other hand, has no rules except for no tattoos or piercings. Cultural differences from being born in the U.S. is the main reason for my circumstances though.
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Not really URM #asian but I'm first gen student and child.

    Why you think you were accepted/not accepted and general comments:
    I honestly couldn't tell you. My application overall is not that strong, but maybe it's because I was never really offered many opportunities in my school. I was very heartfelt in my 650 essay, and I feel as though my test scores were somewhat strong. Being discouraged academically by my parents may be also a "hook", as my parents would deny any opportunity if it meant I was "better" than my brother. Overall, I don't even know why I got accepted compared to other outstanding students, but I'm grateful nonetheless.
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  • bandissuperiorbandissuperior 5 replies1 threads New Member
    Decision: Accepted


    Objective:
    • SAT I (Comp, Essay, R/W, M ): 1360, 680, 680
    • ACT (Comp, Essay, Eng, Math, Read, Sci): N/A
    • SAT II (Type, Score): N/A
    • Weighted GPA (out of ??): 5.18/6.0
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.98
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 41/464
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Human (5), WHAP (3), Currently taking Lang, Physics, APES, APUSH,
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    • Major Awards: Solo and ensemble state (11), Academic All Star (10), All Region Band (9, 11)

    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Band (Drum major, Section Leader), Orchestra (Vice President, Logistics Officer) Frisco Youth Symphony Orchestra (administrative assistant), NHS, babysitting
    • Job/Work Experience: N/A
    • Volunteer/Community service:150 hours
    • Summer Activities: Band?
    • Essays: 8/10 My biographical essay was pretty powerful and I really liked my short answers. I had two teachers and a friend look over it and edit too.
    • Teacher Recommendations: 9/10 I didn't read it but my lang teacher knew about my situation and is good with words.
    • Counselor Rec: N/A

    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): TX
    • School Type: Pretty affluent, medium sized
    • Ethnicity: Asian
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket: 50,000>
    • Assets: None
    • Property: Car and still paying off 250k house
    • Extenuating Circumstances: Schizophrenic and bipolar mom, one income family of 6 (only my dad works), crazy medical bills from mom's pregnancy and institutionalization,
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): First gen college student, parents were immigrants from the Vietnam war

    Why you think you were accepted/not accepted and general comments: Honestly no idea. I worked really hard on my essays but my SAT scores aren't that good and my income is a little high too. I did talk about how since my mom was schizophrenic and bipolar that I had to take care of my 3 sisters (including a baby).

    I applied for the humanities award and three summer programs but didn't hear anything about that. I got invited to the college admissions conference at Pomona (prob can't go because flights are $250) and nominated for free college visits.
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  • mikayah02mikayah02 3 replies0 threads New Member
    I hope I do this right...

    Decision: Accepted


    Objective:
      * SAT I (Comp, Essay, R/W, M ): 1210 Comp, 6/6/7 Essay, 610 ERW, 600 Math * ACT (Comp, Essay, Eng, Math, Read, Sci): N/A * SAT II (Type, Score): PSAT, 1300 Comp, 680 ERW, 620 Math * Weighted GPA (out of ??): 4.6 out of 4.6 (gpa is ranked weird at my school) * Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0 * Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1 out of 44 * AP (place score in parenthesis): N/A * IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A, my school offers neither AP or IB * Major Awards: principal's leadership award, community service award, English award, publication in local magazine, publication in community college magazine, AEC ambassador award, student council award, beta award (these are all major given the location from which I come because there isn't much opportunity)

    Subjective:
      * Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): beta club (president), ambassador, PRIDE club (founder and advisor), church choir, local nursing home volunteer, local teen poetry club, student council (vice president), interact club * Job/Work Experience: I've worked at Bojangles since last November (the earliest I could get a job) and started my own local tutoring business (eight clients a week) * Volunteer/Community service: local nursing home, Habitat for Humanity, backpack program for children in need of food, Beta club fundraisers and drives (100+ hours) * Summer Activities: N/A, just work * Essays: I would honestly give my biographical essay like a solid 5/10 because I talked way too much about my mother and not about myself, but I made up for it in my short answers which really conveyed my passions and interests * Teacher Recommendations: 11/10, it's my English teacher, and she's been so understanding of the situation from which I come that she'll do anything to help me. She spent four weeks writing my recommendation because she wanted it to be the best it could be. * Counselor Rec: N/A

    Other
      * State (if domestic applicant): NC * School Type: Early College * Ethnicity: Latina, Race: African American * Gender: Female * Income Bracket: $29K * Assets: $1000 from food stamps * Property: I really don't know. I know that sounds stupid but it's my grandparents' house and they owe a lot of back taxes on it so I never got a good estimate. * Extenuating Circumstances: single parent home, income covers eight people, come from a rural community with very little opportunity * Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): first-generation college student

    Why you think you were accepted/not accepted and general comments: I'm not sure. I was pretty certain my biographical essay paired with my low test scores would equal my rejection, but I don't have the money for test prep courses or resources. I have to work all the time to take care of my family, two little siblings included. I think they saw through my short answers how passionate I am and maybe a spark within me. My income being so low definitely played a part in it, but I think they ultimately just saw I'm doing the best I can given my circumstances and I will take advantage of any opportunity thrown my way.
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