my GPA was a lot more on the stronger side really on top of their shed I got my results back and they denied to me they rejected me hey guys it’s Healy sunny and today I’m gonna be talking about a topic that you guys probably don’t see a lot here in the beauty guru community I’m gonna be talking about college because as a youtuber I actually did take my studies very seriously throughout high school and I actually did apply to college I got into college I got rejected from college I was a completely normal high school student I went to traditional public high school I did the normal application process as a student I just want to share my process with you guys and I also asked you guys to ask me questions on Instagram and I’m gonna be answering all of those and a lot of you are really curious about the end results. I’m also going to be revealing those if you’re not a student in the United States or you’re still pretty young and you don’t really know how the college application process here works basically around the first semester of senior year and senior year is 12th grade. it’s like the last year of high school you start applying to colleges the second semester you start getting answers back I’m from California. we kind of have like two different types of colleges we can apply to we have the UC application process which is the University of California schools. they’re like public schools here in California and I applied to a couple of those and then there’s also the common app and common app is generally for private schools correct me if I’m wrong I’m literally not a college counselor I’m a student. I’m currently a senior and I only have a week of school left not even like I graduate in four days. I’m almost there and I did the whole thing girl I literally went through every single step. don’t worry you’re gonna get answers to all your questions the first thing I want to share are my stats and my stats is basically like GPA and SAT or ect score I took the SAT SAT has an English portion a math portion and then an essay portion which is optional but I had to take the essay also for like some of the colleges that required it that I was applying to. I took that my GPA. my like grade point average throughout I think they only take into account your sophomore and junior year grades I had a 3.87 unweighted. it’s out of four it’s out of a 4.0 if you’re unweighted and I had a three-point 87 but the thing is I don’t believe I took any AP classes sophomore junior year. I guess my weighted score wasn’t that different I took a couple honors classes but my grade point average was a three-point 87. like basically a 3.9 which it was a pretty good GPA my GPA was a lot more on the stronger side compared to like other students obviously there were like people in my grade who had like a 4.5 GPA because they took a million APs and they were just really on top of their for me I just preferred to kind of take regular classes and just do really well in those senior year I did challenge myself I took two AP classes AP French class and an AP calculus and ap basically means it’s a lot it’s like college level. it’s a lot more difficult and then at the end of the year you take this test if you get a 4 or 5 out of it and it’s graded out of a 5 you get college credit. you don’t have to take that class in college I recently did take my ApS but I don’t find out my scores till this summer. I can’t really give you information about that but basically I did not take ApS all throughout high school and my situation is kind of different because I did let’s start like an American public high school my sophomore year. I was kind of like still trying to like figure out where I kind of was on the American level. that’s kind of what happened with me on the SAT I got a 13 90 which is still like an okay grade but it definitely was not as strong as the people I was competing with going into the colleges that I applied for. I got a 13 90 it’s great out of the 1,600 on the SAT it wasn’t okay grade but I should have worked harder I honestly did not study for the SAT I was just kind of pretty late like everyone around me was taking SAT prep courses and I was just doing YouTube I wasn’t really thinking about the SAT um I still was like working hard in my classes. I kind of just went into the SAT with the knowledge I had gained from high school I hadn’t like done special SAT training. those are my stats I had a 3.9 GPA and then 1390 on I applied to six colleges in total throughout high school I never really had a college that I was like head over heels for that I was like I see myself here like I want to go here I guess I should have done my research a little earlier on because those people who really were in love with a school I guess there’s goods and bats too it worked really hard like the fact that they really wanted to go there and motivated them to work harder to get there throughout high school and they some of them actually did get in but those people who really were obsessed with the school and then ended up not getting in were really hurt at the end. I was just kind of in the middle like I was like yeah I’d love to go there but I never like fell in love with a school I applied to for UC University of California blank. there’s a bunch I think there’s like 11 of the an ayap I do see Berkeley UCLA UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara UC Berkeley and then UCLA are definitely more of the more challenging ones they’re all really hard schools to get him to like I didn’t apply to any schools that were like safety schools your safety schools basically you’re guaranteed to get into just because your stats are a lot higher than their average stats and then your target schools which are the schools that it looks like you can probably get in and then your reach schools are schools that your stats are a little bit lower or like their acceptance rate is pretty low and it’s kind of like a reach to get there. you’re supposed to like apply to these three types of schools I completely crossed out safety school it didn’t really affect me at the end because I did get into colleges that I applied to and then on the common app the common app is like this completely different application process that you use like your essays are different I applied to to private schools. I applied to USC which is the University of Southern California and NYU which is New York University obviously NYU kind of was the one school that I was leaning more towards it was the only school I applied to that wasn’t in California and towards the end of my college application process I kind of realized that that’s where I really really really wanted to go I never really like became obsessed with it where it was all I thought about but I just really saw myself there I had a lot of trouble seeing myself at these other schools. for you sees the application process is you write four essays and they’re kind of like mini essays and I put a lot of effort into these essays I worked on them for around four months just a long amount of time to write like four essays that are like two paragraphs or some and yeah I literally put my heart and soul into these essays sent them my SAT score my transcript with my GPA I talked a lot about like my YouTube and the fact that if I were to get into college I would be a first-generation college student and my family I talked about the fact that I moved a lot.
I just sent my UC applications and bam I was done with my you see applications for the common tab it’s a little bit more different on the common up like I said I was only applying to USC and NYU. you only send them one essay which is one long essay and then sometimes they ask you questions like why do you want to go to NYU and you have to like answer like in a paragraph. I also sent them my transcript my SAT score and by the end of December all my applications were out and I was just in this like Melrose chillin oh there is no chilling cuz like they’re like okay financial aid deadlines okay like housing deadlines and all these deadlines March and April rolled around and I got my results back which is the exciting part I get I feel like you guys are the most excited for that I was the most excited for that obviously. I’m gonna go in order of me receiving each decision and then I’ll get to the last one. like I’ll start off with the first one the first decision I found out was UCLA and they denied to me they were like sorry girl they rejected me they didn’t want to go there I guess which I knew cuz new feeling was definitely a reach in my stats were a lot lower than their average stats that they accept and I never really was in love with it I mean it would have been cool to go to UCLA because it’s just such an amazing school and I would be here in Los Angeles. I wouldn’t have to move um but they rejected me and then the same day I think I found out about UC San Diego and I got accepted there when I was hey like that’s cool it was like my first college acceptance I was like I got into a UC. it kind of gave me a little bit of hope and then I found out about USC it was actually the funniest thing I was literally sleeping my mom comes in and she hands me this letter and she goes they rejected you at first I was like I’m dreaming like what the and then I got up and it was actually like my rejection letter I guess that one was kind of sad I kind of did want to get accepted there ah they rejected me also which whatever I got accepted into UC Santa Barbara a couple days later I think and I was like whoa like that’s. cool you see Sina Barbarella I heard amazing things about that school like everyone that talks about it just seems to love it it’s not too far from home and I was like UC Santa Barbara I got accepted that’s good and then NYU I was really looking forward to I remember being super anxious super nervous logging into my portal because you login into the website and it like tells you your application status and I logged in and they were like wait-listed waitlist basically means we can’t accept you right now but if some of the people that we did accept decide not to go here and there’s extra space available we’ll let you come in that’s what we get list me. you’re kind of like they’re Plan B I had positive vibes I was very like wow this is better than a rejection it’s not good as being accepted but I wasn’t sad or happy I was just kind of like okay the last date to find out about weightless is August first. there is still okay I guess this is like a spoiler alert I haven’t heard back from them. I’m still on their waitlist but they did put out this update a few days ago being like we accepted most of the people that we are going to be accepting off the waitlist already. it looks like we’re not gonna be accepting any more people into the fall semester here at NYU and I was like dad but they’re like but we still might be accepting a few more people into our spring semester stay tuned we’re gonna be calling a few people off the list throughout the summer for me it was very like okay I don’t think NYU’s happening hopes shattered and then finally UC Berkeley came out they didn’t accept me didn’t want to go there anyway I don’t know why I applied I they have the highest dropout rate in California. yeah I wasn’t trying to do that. that left me with UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara I kind of like already knew I really was leaning more towards UC Santa Barbara just cuz usually San Diego was a little bit farther than home like I knew as a it’s they’re both amazing schools UC Santa Barbara is a major party school it’s voted like the happiest College in California it’s literally on the beach I went I visited it was really pretty but when I visited I didn’t get that gut feeling where I was like wow I belong here and I visited the dorms and I was like whoa like I I never really like put college life into my hand applying didn’t make me realize that wow this is gonna be my reality if I actually do get accepted it was kind of like a dream almost once I got accepted they were like okay your decision is due by May 1st you either have to commit or you have to be like I’m not going there I ended up committing. I sent in my statement of intent to register I found a roommate to stay in in a dorm. that’s where I’m at right now right now it looks like I might be going to UC Santa Barbara unless in the summer I get this like ultimate change of heart or like NYU accepts me whatever the case may be and I decide not to go there I don’t know if I actually do want to go there for all four years I don’t know if I want to go there at all just because it’s a very very small town and I’ve always been raised in the city.
I’ve always been in like really really big cities my job also it just I don’t know I still don’t know I’m still trying to figure that out but that’s where I am right now I always have my plan B which is Community College here in Los Angeles Santa Monica Community College is awesome if you’re kind of like in my situation or if you feel like your stats aren’t good enough for any of the colleges that you do want to go to it just gives you like an extra year or two to take more classes get more credits and then apply to college as a sophomore a junior can always do that a lot of my friends are doing that like me if you didn’t get into a school you really wanted to go to in my case NYU I could always go take classes there for a year and then transfer because getting accepted into college as a transfer student is a lot easier than just coming out of high school and going in as a freshman they’re a lot more selective with their freshmen acceptances now I’m gonna be going into some of the questions that you guys ask me Laura and asked what do you want to major in obviously depends based on the college but for me it was mostly communications I truly wanted to do business but I just freakin I’m done with math like I’m. done with math I really want to go to NYU because they have communications media culture which is just perfect gaining a lot of information about what I’m already doing are you going to do any online school if I do end up wanting to go to like SMC like I already picked my classes there just as like a backup if I do end up going there I don’t want to be stuck with shitty classes. I am gonna be doing a few online classes. that means I do some on campus some online and save time what was the hardest year of high school for you honestly it’s freaking senior year it’s a myth everybody always want me senior year as a blast like it’s. easy everyone. chill honey I guess it was my fault for taking like to AP’s AP Calculus cannot even imagine going back like i’m. glad it’s over worst time of my life it was supposed to be junior year apparently but for me senior year was. hard just because I had to like they don’t gave you free time to apply to college you’re freaking have to do your work and then come home and work on your college admissions like it’s it was such a struggle for me were you involved in any school clubs organizations no and this was a mistake because even though I had a lot of extracurriculars here like based around YouTube like the campaign’s I did the work I did I never really like was a part of school organizations which I should have been it would have shown that I had things going for me in every area do my school work do good at school work come home do my YouTube do good at YouTube I feel like I should have branched out like there’s some sports there like volunteering had a little club going on I just didn’t have time how did you know what schools to apply to interesting question for me I kind of like eliminated like geographically where I want it to be I read I either wanted to be in LA or New York I guess like in California or New York I regret. many things I can’t tell you enough how important it is to do research like I wish I applied to other colleges in New York City I wish I did early decision early decisions basically when you apply you only get to apply early to one school and it basically shows you really really want to go there and I didn’t do early decision for any schools I feel like if I had done that for maybe like NYU it would have hired my chances of getting in there when college counselors come to your school from different colleges go to their freaking meeting they should have gone to. many more than I did yeah I wish I applied to more colleges what are you most excited for in college it’s crazy because I still like I can’t be like oh going here and I heard this is really good here if I do go to Santa Barbara I like I’m. excited to like be by the beach and people that are really fun like partying all the time but at the same time like everyone’s really good at school. it’s like this really good balance if I do want to say in a background what I’m excited about is just being independent for the first time in my life I’ve always had a really close bond with my family and not having that and like being my own mom and dad that’s gonna be. crazy for me like staying in a dorm doing like college student things would be really fun if I go to like Community College I get out of school at like 10:30 which is. early I’d have. much more free time to focus on YouTube to do other things I wanted. there’s pros to like both side wherever I do end up going what classes do you recommend taking throughout the years if you want to look academically like really strong I definitely recommend you take some APs and honors classes especially like in your younger years of high school just take a couple honors classes because they’re literally GPA boosters take a bunch of like random easy classes that can just like boost your GPA but at the same time take like challenging classes that make you look like a strong candidate for school don’t go overboard where you’re drowning under work if you get a C in AP class it does not look good you’d rather go to take the regular version of that class and get an A what I’m saying take as many classes as you think you can handle and do well in that’s the end of my video it’s kind of a long video but if you have any other questions about college or anything I’d be more than happy to answer them in the college section in the college section in the comment section I don’t think I would have even been able to get into college if it wasn’t for my friend Sarah who literally guided me throughout the whole process because she like is obsessed with the idea of college it’s really cute and she was my friend and helped me out with almost everything and showed me like how to apply I was literally clueless like I was a little baby I was like how do you like college and she took me out throughout the whole process I definitely comment and I’ll be there for you and if I don’t know the answer for something I’ll ask her and she’ll know the answer for it and yeah I love you guys. much all the way to put it out and back you