Live profile review with Robert

Recorded Friday, December 24 at 01:00 AM

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About this livestream


Get your admissions profile reviewed and receive suggestions to increase your chances of admission.

During this live profile review event, Robert will review real, anonymized student profiles. For each profile Robert will share his assessment of your academics, extracurricular resume, and overall profile and make recommendations for enhancement. He'll also share an assessment of what your chances of admission are at different universities.

To submit your profile for review, please use this form.

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Undergrad College: Yale University '21

Major: Ethics, Politics & Economics; Classics (Intensive)

Work Experience: As a recent graduate of Yale University, I am excited to begin my first year with CollegeVine! In many ways, CV was a natural fit for me -- at Yale, I worked for over two years in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, beginning as a Senior Interviewer in the summer of 2019, during which I interviewed over 200 first-year applicants for the 2019-2020 college admissions cycle. After the summer ended, I became Lead Recruitment Coordinator, a full-time position responsible for executing and overseeing Yale’s numerous post-admissions decision yield initiatives, as well as serving as a spokesman for the university both in person and online. Over the past two years, I have had the privilege of interacting with hundreds of students and their families at all stages of the college application process.

My Admissions Story: Having always been interested in studying a variety of subjects within the Humanities and Social Sciences, I applied to a smattering of liberal arts colleges and universities (mostly on the East Coast) with strong departments in these areas, large and diverse student bodies, and varied extracurricular opportunities. When my college admissions decisions rolled in, I immediately accepted an offer from my dream school, Yale University, which I had always felt best embodied the opportunities and goals that I desired from my college experience -- and since that day, I’ve never looked back.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Robert and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
0:00@summerorbanwrites:Hi Robert! Sorry I'm late!
31:05@Lea_2023:If you have a grade lower than a B in your transcript will that affect your chances?
40:25@KiraMc09:I am currently trying to write and publish a fantasy novel, I have heard that only academic books help your college transcripts, but given that I want to be an English major would it help my college transcript?
42:47@hauvi:Would you say that was a strong profile for the more prestigious schools? (yale/harvard)
46:06@jaisphor:Yep! Same person!
49:35@KiraMc09:I recently received a letter from the National Student Leadership Conference inviting me to attend, but I also heard that they're not as prestigious as they seem. Is this still a good summer program for college transcripts?
50:22@SDC04:Hi! I'm really interested in doing pre-med, but I don't really want to do a traditional STEM major like biology and am applying under more interdisciplinary majors like Public Health and Health and Societies, especially since I had a grade blip which affected some STEM courses and I didn't do great on some STEM AP tests. However, my EC's are more geared toward biomedical & computational biology research, science competitions, and medical volunteering with some humanities activities like speech & debate and a public health college class mixed in. A lot of people say that your major should be aligned with your ECs. Is it better for me to apply under a traditional STEM major aligned with my ECs or go with what I want to do? For reference, in the why major essays, I tied my science activities with my volunteering and humanities activities to explain how I wanted to address health issues. Sorry if I resent this too much
53:29@Rish:is freshman gpa included in the overall weighted gpa in high school?
53:39@Colli:Hi, for NYU stern, should I send 31 on ACT or choose test optional? how about for Rice or Notre Dame?
59:09@Rish:what is the best college to do premed?
60:26@Rish:is a 3.8 uw gpa and 4.2 w good enough for premed?
67:59@Rish:what if I didn't get all my preferred AP classes during junior year and that limited my weighted gpa that year, is there anything I could say on the college app?
68:46@vidongre:Hello, I have 1520 SAT with 4.186 weighted and 3.81 unweighted GPA. I am not great at essay writing though. Do you think I have a chance at schools like UIUC, UT Austin, UNC Chapel Hill or Georgia Tech for Computer Science? Should I consider any alternative majors related to CS to increase my chances?
71:37@Rish:If I didnt do as well as I wanted to in high school is there any way to redeem it and then apply to college?
72:26@Rish:im a junior


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