SAT I (Comp, Essay, EBRW, M ): 1330, 690 EBRW, 640 M
SAT II (Type, Score): N/A
Weighted GPA (out of ??): 4.15 out of 4
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): My school doesn’t disclose
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 13/291
AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Euro (5), AP Lang (TBD), APUSH (TBD), AP Spanish Lang (TBD)
IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
National Spanish Exam Silver Medalist, Rowing Award, HOBY Conference, Harvard Kennedy School Youth Leadership Conference
Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
Community Service Club (social media manager and publicist)
Racial Equity Taskforce (board member)
Elementary After-School Program Coordinator
Paid Interpreter for English-Portuguese (3 years)
Organized school supply drive to bring supplies for students in need
Organized a food drive to distribute food for community members
110+ Hours of Community Service
Paid Intern for a Social Justice Summer Program (3 months)
Bio Essay (if comfortable, rate 1-10 + why):
7- It was kind of rushed because I submitted it an hour before it was due lol. I made sure to talk about 2 main life events that affected me and how I used those experiences to pursue my passion for law and language justice. My struggles have encouraged me to become an immigration attorney and legal interpreter someday.
Short Questions (if comfortable, rate 1-10 + why):
7- I talked about how my identities have shaped the way in which I view the world. I emphasized how I’m willing to collaborate with others and listen to people with different opinions. I discussed topics that I am truly passionate about, things that keep me up at night thinking.
Academic Rec (if comfortable, rate 1-10 + why):
9- I have a really good relationship with the teacher that wrote my academic recommendation. She knows me both in class and outside of class. I participate frequently and wrote a brag sheet that included what I wanted her to write down.
Character Rec (if comfortable, rate 1-10 + why):
9- same reasons as the question above
State (if domestic applicant):
Cape Verdean (Black)
Significantly less than 65k/year lol
Both of my parents experienced some severe illnesses and we immigrated to the US in 2015
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
First gen college student in the US, underrepresented ethnic group
Why you think you were accepted/not accepted and general comments:
I think I got accepted because my essays showed character development. I did not just write a sob story without any context. I truly emphasized how my struggles helped shape my passions and what I plan on doing in the future. I also got rec letters from 2 teachers that I am very familiar with and wrote a brag sheet. Last but not least, I’d recommend future applicants to just be authentic and use your real voice, not what you think they want to hear.