Vanisha Wason (University of California, Berkeley ´17) looks forward to being taught by nobel laureates


What did you find most challenging about the college app process?
I found it hard to manage my time between taking standardized tests, filling out college apps, maintaining my extra curricular records, writing essays, while at the same time studying for the board exams.

What was your SAT and Subject Tests prep strategy?
Practice makes perfect. The key to the great scores in standardized testing is only practicing over a period of time. And then practicing even some more.

How did your college list change over time?
The first step to applying for college admissions is deciding whether one will fit in better at Liberal Arts Colleges or a large University. Some people even prefer a mix of both. For me it was large Universities. After that, in my opinion, I think one's tentative major's reputation at the college is a major factor. Keeping all this in mind, my list underwent a series of variations.

What advice would you give future applicants?
Balancing school work with college apps can become very stressful and overwhelming, but it isn't impossible. You need to prioritize, be patient and not lose your focus till the end.

What are you looking forward to the most about college?
Being taught by Nobel laureates and challenging myself by taking courses in fields I've never even heard of is what I'm looking forward to!

What major/s are you considering?

I plan to major in Molecular and Cell Biology or Integrated Biology while on the Pre Med Track at Berkeley.