Daniel Turn

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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Gregori Class of 2017

Mechanical Engineering

Weighted GPA at Gregori: Above 4.0

SAT Composite Score (1600 Scale): 1470

ACT Composite Score: 35

Extracurriculars at Gregori: Mock Trial, ASB Leadership, Teens Run Modesto, Soccer, Cross Country, Track and Field, Volunteering at Church, Worked at Modesto Nuts


What extracurriculars would you recommend listing on your application?

List all the extracurriculars you can that are relevant and make you the person you are. Colleges want well-rounded students, and showing commitment is key, so listing activities you have stuck with throughout all of high school will give you the best chances of standing out.

When applying to colleges, did you consider applying to scholarships? When did you begin to look into them? How did you find scholarships to apply to?

I began applying for scholarships around October of my Senior year as my college application process was wrapping up, but I would recommend applying as soon as one becomes available. Most of the scholarships I applied for were local and found through the various websites recommended by Ms. Kuykendall, and others I applied for through Cal Poly after I had committed to going there. Apply for the scholarships that will be worth your time and that you are fully qualified for.