It’s beautiful to see chemists who are heavily involved in social activism, or historians who love theatre.
But, when we’re reading an application, we’re most interested in students who are getting outside of their comfort zone.
Got an extra rec from my piano teacher (Juilliard DMA) who vouched for my playing since I chose not to submit a music supplement. GPA: 3.87 W (schools only does weighted) Tests: 31 ACT (9/12 Writing), 1350 SAT ECs: Youth Legislature, Mayor’s Youth Council, Quiz Bowl Team Cap Essays: Wrote about family’s convenience store and having to work there, impact on me. Ultimately pessimistic for this one even though it’s one of my top choices :(Zero hooks I’m white and middle class Waitlisted.
Both recs were great; I have a great relationship with my recommenders.• Teacher Recs: AP Lang teacher and AP Chem teacher. Also wrote about love for international relations from diverse family. Stats: 34 ACT, no GPA because I'm Canadian but marks: Grade 9: 91, Grade 10: 94, Grade 11: 95, Grade 12: 97.
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Pomona College Supplement Essay
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I TA'd for AP Chem, and 110 NHS tutoring hours. Essays: Pretty good, modified my Yale ones that got me in EA and added some bits about Pomona faculty and resources to personalize them Hooks: none, White male, East Coast Msc: Missed the Pomona interview deadline to request an interview. Hooks: Attended fly in, knows AOs, southern underrepresented Asian GPA: 4.0 W, 3.55 UW.1370 SAT. EC's: Arts Prefect, senior member/lead trombone player of school jazz band, former member of semi-professional jazz band, shortsop/pitcher rep baseball, debating (1 first place, i second place finishes in provincial competitions, top 20 finish national qualifying tourney), model UN / model parliament, right to play, ski racing (2 gold medals 1 silver medal), History Bowl, outdoor education leader (essentially lead young kids on camping trips), student leader/head student organizer Right to Health Youth Forum (provincial conference educating Ontario youth on Indigenous Health Issues), volunteered on campaign for Jagmeet Singh (canadian politician).
(RIP.)Class Rank: 95/881Essay: Wrote about being blind in one eye. Essays: felt pretty good about them Hooks: none MY FRIEND GOT ACCEPTED!!!!
Our supplemental essay is where we get to know a student.
If you spell Pomona “Ponoma” or you re-use an essay you submitted to a different school, we’re not going to be happy.