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Old 12-22-2010, 11:06 AM   #1
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Default 2011 College Admission Acceptance Thread

Hi all,

This is Brightsparks' official US college admission thread for 2011!
For those who are curious as to why I've come up with this thread, it's simple. The only other website I know where prospective students get to discuss about their admissions is CollegeConfidential.com, which caters more towards our American counterparts.

Ok, without further ado, let me begin by introducing myself. (Next post)



Make use of the template provided. Ty.

[ size=+2][ color=green][ b]Decision: [ /b][ /color][ /size]


[ b]College and Program:[ /b]

[ b]Stats:[ /b][ list]
[ *] SAT I (by section):
[ *] SAT IIs:
[ *] ACT:
[ *] APs:
[ *] IBs:
[ *] GPA (UW, W):
[ *] Rank:
[ *] Other stats:
[ /list][ b]Subjective:[ /b][ list]
[ *] ECs listed on app:
[ *] Job/Work Experience:
[ *] Essays (subject and responses):
[ *] Teacher Recs:
[ *] Counselor Rec:
[ *] Applied on (EA?):
[ *] Hook (if any):
[ /list][ b]Location/Person:[ /b][ list]
[ *] State or Country:
[ *] School Type:
[ *] Ethnicity:
[ *] Gender:
[ /list][ b]General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations,etc:[ /b]

A few notes: If waitlisted, change decision color to yellow.
If rejected, change decision color to red.

DELETE ALL THE SPACES IN THE BRACKET OR ELSE IT WILL LOOK REALLY UGLY


MOD Ashearo Edit: If you want everyone to follow this format, then no posting of anything else. Bring everything else to PM. Thread stickied.

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Old 12-22-2010, 11:11 AM   #2
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Decision: Accepted

College and Program: University of Michigan Ann Arbor- LSA

Stats:
  • SAT I (by section): 710 CR; 780 Math; 700 Writing for a total of 2190
  • SAT IIs: 800 Math IIC; 780 Physics
  • ACT:-
  • APs:-
  • IBs:-
  • Rank: ~10%
  • Other stats:
Subjective:
  • ECs listed on app: Vice-head prefect; basketball player; NCC 2nd-in-charge; math olympiad for a number of years; various australian math/science/english quizzes taken
  • Job/Work Experience: Family's softdrink company- learned how to do accounts; supermarket; army
  • Essays (subject and responses): I wrote great essays
  • Teacher Recs: Great
  • Counselor/ Form Teacher's Rec: Not too bad
  • Applied on (EA?): Early Action
  • Hook (if any): None
Location/Person:
  • State or Country: Singaporean
  • School Type: Public
  • Ethnicity: Chinese
  • Gender: M
General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations,etc: I hope this post will be the start of many to come. Introduce this thread to your friends who are going to study at the US, so they'll have a better idea of where they stand.

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Old 12-22-2010, 02:27 PM   #3
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Decision: Accepted

College and Program: Carnegie Mellon University, MCS - Physics

Stats:
  • SAT I (by section): Maths -800, Reading - 690, Writing - 730
  • SAT IIs: Maths II - 800, Physics - 800, Chemistry - 800
  • ACT: -
  • APs: -
  • IBs: -
  • GPA (UW, W): -
  • Rank: Top 1 %
  • Other stats:
Subjective:
  • ECs listed on app: Nanyang Research Programme - Merit, Attachment at ICES, Overseas exchange program, Youth For Causes, Service Learning Project (published an inspirational book), Singapore Chemistry Olympiad Silver, Crystal Growing, Materials Science Competition 2nd (team), Secretary cum Project Coordinator of Science Council, Performed in cl drama during cny, gold award for drama team.
  • Job/Work Experience: 2 Research attachments, 2 service learning project
  • Essays (subject and responses): Should be great
  • Teacher Recs: Good (I believe)
  • Counselor Rec: Good (I guess)
  • Applied on: Early Decision
  • Hook (if any): ?
Location/Person:
  • State or Country: Singapore
  • School Type: Public
  • Ethnicity: Chinese
  • Gender: F
General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations,etc: Hope this can help.
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:08 AM   #4
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Decision: Accepted

College and Program: UCLA Design | Media Arts MFA

Stats:
Not really applicable

Other stats: Portfolio

Subjective:
ECs listed on app: 3 design art awards, 3 publications, 1 funded project , list of exhibitions / performances

Job/Work Experience: research assistant, part time lecturing, freelance etc
Teacher Recs: Good
Counselor Rec: Good
Applied on: Just before deadline
Hook (if any): good portfolio, communicate well
Location/Person:
State or Country: Singapore
School Type: Public
Ethnicity: Chinese
Gender: M
General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations,etc: Not really useful for pple outside of design / arts but i think since im the first singaporean who got into this prog, might be useful to pple in the future.
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:03 AM   #5
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Thank you for sharing with us and congrats on being accepted!
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:49 AM   #6
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hey mozbi. Mind sharing how were ur A level results? Also, can I apply to more than 1 course in that university for early action? Cause I wanna apply to UMich for Early Action. I'm Re-doing SAT and doing 3 SAT subject tests. Phy Chem and Math. But my A level grades are: GP B PW B MT A Chem B Math B Econs H1 A Physics C.
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