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| | Since my SAT scores weren't amazing and my grades in high school were good, but not good enough to make me stand out, I think that the thing that got me into Northeastern was my essay. I wrote a very detailed essay about a character in a book and why I can relate to that character. I put alot of effort into my essay and I had several of my teachers and my parents proof read it and make corrections on it before I actually handed it in. Work very hard in high school and take honors and AP classes. Above average or average classes won't cut it. Also, take SAT classes to improve your scores. In a word, I'd call myself "versatile." I was on the yearbook staff all four years of high school, including an editor during my junior and senior years. I was on the Math Team and Ecology Club for 3 years; played football, water polo, track, and cross country; earned over 600 community service hours from Habitat for Humanity, volunteering at a nature center, and interning at a local historical society; and I also spent a semester abroad studying in The Bahamas (www.islandschool.org) where I learned about leadership and sustainability.
Although my accomplishments sound intimidating, I want to reassure you that no two Northeastern students are the same. I have met students who have accomplished far more than I have, and I've also met students that have accomplished far less. At the end of the day, the key to success and getting where you want in life is finding your passion, following that passion, and trusting that everything else will fall into place.
- Above schools median SAT / ACT scores, I also submitted both sets of scores
| Art & Design Department|| Apr 25 2010 |
- Robust resume - lots of extracurriculars (Golf Team, Art Club, French Club, Stage Crew for theater productions), I made sure to show consistency and room for growth
- Personality: I made sure to write an essay where I could write about anything I wanted, and made sure it was the best damn piece of writing I'd ever done. Mine happened to be about what pissed me off about High School (Physics, the commute, the damnable social hierarchy).
- Summers: Don't waste away your summer by the pool, get a job, be a camp counselor, do a pre-college program if you have the ca$h
- I pursued a lot of things outside of school, I wrote a thesis and did volunteer work, show that things that you do in your free time make you a good and competitive candidate, and how it will make you an asset to the school.