Study: Major in physics/astrophysics
High School Experience
I liked how in high school we have more freedom in what classes to choose! The school could be a little frustrating sometimes when the faculty was not very helpful towards its students, but otherwise high school was a positive experience for me, especially junior and senior year.
My academic interests were mostly in biotechnology and healthcare. I took a total of 16 AP classes, and got mostly 4s and 5s.
I was in my school’s dance team for three years, and I also volunteered for my church for nine years. In my senior year, I had an internship with a biotechnology company.
I chose the teachers who I had the best relationship with to write my recs. I chose my biology teacher because I’ve had classes with him for three years, so he knew me well, as well as my junior English teacher, who I talked to the most and had the closest relationship with.
I didn't really have a narrative to my essay, but I wrote about my life in general and tied my life events together with a common theme of empathy and self discovery.
I’m not sure what made me a strong applicant, I guess maybe how holistically I was competitive, along with extracurriculars that showed I was passionate about dance and volunteering.
Start your application early and don’t stress about how you think the colleges will view you!
I chose this university because I could see myself thriving on campus and the school was academically challenging!