Early Action University Acceptances for 2021

The Class of 2021 has received over 25 Early Action university acceptances. By applying Early Action, our students express their interest to their preferred universities while still having the flexibility to make an informed choice later on (rather than being committed to one university like Early Decision applicants).

While students do not have to make a decision yet on which Early Action school they will be attending, three of our seniors have already finalized their plans: Sooyeon will be attending Wheaton College, Jack will be at Berklee College of Music, and Jasmine is heading to Northeastern University.

Sooyeon Park - Wheaton College

Which universities did you apply to? Why did you choose these universities?

I applied to Master's University and Wheaton College. I chose both of them because they were recommended to me by close family friends who graduated from these schools. One of the main criteria I had on my list was being in a Christian community. 

Why did you choose to attend Wheaton over the other universities?

I chose Wheaton because I attended a summer camp there and had a chance to interact with the professors and people there. My experience that summer made me feel safe. I am glad to attend a school that I had visited before.

What are you tentatively planning to study?

I am planning to study music performance. I want to pursue music performance because I find myself to be the happiest when playing the violin, especially with other people. 

What advice would you give to the upcoming class of 2022 for their college applications?

One piece of advice I have for the class of 2022 is to keep in mind that all the college application work will pay off in the end, so use it as a motivation to keep going.


Jack Boone - Berklee College of Music

Which universities did you apply to? 

I applied to only one school and got in, so I guess I was lucky! I knew that I wanted to go to Berklee, but I was nervous I wouldn’t be able to get in - I’ve seen some of the students there, and they are really musically advanced. Since I had already determined Berklee was the right environment for me, I decided to put a lot of energy and preparation into applying early, to better my chances.

Why did you choose to attend Berklee over other universities?

I wanted a university that fit my criteria- to cover a variety of music instead of just jazz and classical. I heard about Berklee and the environment. Right off the bat, it seemed like what I was looking for, which is a very serious school to study music, but less competitive and more open to different areas of music. As I looked into Berklee’s programs, the experiences, their faculty, I figured that was where I wanted to go. 

What are you tentatively planning to study?

I’ve registered for performance in the percussion department, but my main focus has been to get in. It seems like an environment where I’ll be able to explore different “canals” of music, as well as the music industry, production, performance, or composition. There are a lot of interesting areas, like music education and music therapy - who knows, I may take a course in one of these things and fall in love with it. 

How do you feel now that university decisions are complete?

I feel relieved because I applied to only one school. I put a lot of effort into applying, and though I don’t think it stressed me as much as a lot of other kids, I feel relieved that my first choice school came through for me.

Jasmine Nguyen - Northeastern University

Which universities did you apply to? Why did you choose these universities?

I applied to Northeastern, Santa Clara, Fordham, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz, UC San Diego, UC Davis, UCLA. I am still waiting on the admission decisions for the last three schools; I received acceptances to the rest! My top criteria when it came to choosing a college were a friendly community, a nice campus, and diversity.

Why did you choose to attend Northeastern over the other universities?

Northeastern is well-known for its co-op program where business students are required to go on two rounds of full-time internships. Most internships are paid. This special curriculum allows me to polish my resume and gain practical experience while giving me the opportunity to travel and meet new people. Northeastern doesn't have a heavy party culture and that sounds awesome to me. The university is located just an hour's drive from the city and it's so fun to hang around Boston. Transportation is accessible and the campus looks gorgeous!

What are you tentatively planning to study?

I'm a business administration: management major. Later on, I plan on specializing in Human Resources Management. 

What advice would you give to the upcoming class of 2022 for their college applications?

Start your essays early! Be open to sharing with Mr. Compton about your life and experiences because he's gonna give you great advice on what you should write about. He helped me develop ideas that I never thought of for my common app essay, and it got me into Northeastern! Make good use of the essay sessions. In your essays, be honest, be bold, and be passionate!

We are very proud of our seniors as they prepare for taking their next steps. So far, the 22 students in the Class of 2021 have received acceptances to the following universities. Multiple acceptances are marked with an asterisk (*):

  • American University
  • Bentley University
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Boston University
  • Chapman University
  • Davidson College*
  • Depauw University
  • Fordham University*
  • Franklin & Marshall College
  • Gettysburg College
  • Indiana University - Bloomington*
  • International Christian University (Japan)
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Miami University-Oxford*
  • Michigan State University
  • Monash University (Australia)
  • Northeastern University*
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Purdue University*
  • Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Santa Clara University
  • Sophia University (Japan)
  • The Master's University and Seminary
  • Trinity University
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst*
  • University of Melbourne (Australia)
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Sydney (Australia)
  • University of Technology, Sydney (Australia)
  • Wheaton College*


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