ACADEMY STUDENT TESTIMONIAL
Nationality: Korea, Graduated from: SIS
SATI: 2100, SATII: Math2c(790), TOEFL: 113, AP: US History(4)
Questions from Yonsei University’s interview:
you can start when you are ready. Do we live in a modern society?
Did you play in a playground, for example, when you were young?
The most important aspect that universities assess is your GPA, instead of SAT or TOEFL score. The primary stage of entrance only considers your application and cover letter, so when you are writing your cover letter, you have to connect your awards/activities with your major to explain the how much you worked hard to achieve your goal. Also, in the interview, you shouldn't show that you are nervous in front of interviewer. There are countless students who became too nervous and could not speak anything during the entire interview. Therefore, you need to relax. When professors frown their faces during the interview, do not panic and finish your statement. This way, you can show your confidence to professors. Also, it is very important to have a clear idea of your opinion and support your idea with details and examples.
I think receiving the Honor Award (English, AP European History) was the key for college entrance out of all activities. English award supported my linguistic ability in English, and the AP European History award was related to my major. Lastly, working as a vice president in a club named ‘Web Crawlers’ proved my leadership. Activities such as school clubs can be helpful, too.