U.S. Apps 2010

Congratulations to all of our workshop attendees who manage to get into their dream universities!

As you prepare to embark on the journey, we encourage you to read Chen Chow’s How to Make Full Use of Universities’ Life.

To all those of you who are on waiting list, Good Luck in converting into positive admission decision! There is a write-up by Andrew Loh and Darell Koh here for those on wait list.

To those of you who don’t get in, don’t give up. There is always a silver lining behind the dark clouds.

Below is a list of our workshop attendees who have gotten offers for the Class of 2015 (in alphabetical order):

Abhinav Vadrevu
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Davis
University of California, Riverside
Purdue University
Carnegie Mellon University (waitlisted)

Ai Hui
Cornell University
University of Washington, Seattle

Aishah Mohd
New York University
University of Washington, Seattle
University of Indiana, Bloomington
Temple University
Purdue University
Penn State University
Iowa University

Aingaran Sivanesan
Yale University (Waitlisted)

Alice Huang
Harvard University
Middlebury College
University of Miami
Wesleyan University
Cornell University (Waitlisted)
Georgetown University (Waitlisted)
Macalester College (Waitlisted)
Sarah Lawrence College (Waitlisted)
University of Chicago (Waitlisted)
Vassar College (Waitlisted)

Alvin Chak
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Davis

Aishwariya Kumar
Carnegie Mellon University
Cornell University
Northwestern University
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Chicago
University of Pennsylvania
University of Washington, Seattle

Amanda Hoi Jia Ern
New York University

Arshant Nair
Purdue University
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Azri Azmi
University of Washington, Seattle

Cher Tieng
University of Miami in Florida

Ching Fang
Connecticut College
Franklin and Marshall College
Gettysburg College
Hampshire College
Marist College
Muhlenberg College
Sarah Lawrence College
Trinity College
Bates College (Waitlisted)
Davidson College (Waitlisted)
Wesleyan University (Waitlisted)

Chong Yee
University of California, Los Angeles
Johns Hopkins University (Waitlisted)
Washington University, St.Louis (Waitlisted)

Darren Voon
Cornell University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara

Daryl Yong Wait Kit
University of Washington,  Seattle
University of Chicago (waitlisted)

Elly Nurhannah
University of Pennsylvania

Erin Chuah Wei Yen
Columbia University
New York University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
Harvard University (Waitlisted)

Firdaus Kasman
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Drake University

Gladys Tan
Carnegie Mellon University
Emory University
Northwestern University
Vanderbilt University
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Hon Wai
Johns Hopkins University
Carnegie Mellon University (Waitlisted)

Jasper Koid
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Waitlisted)

Jian Cheng
Cornell University
University of Washington, Seattle

Jing Dao
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Washington University in St. Louis

Jiunn Wen
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
University of Washington, Seattle

 

John Lee
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
University of Virginia

Jorene Ooi
Northwestern University
University of California, San Diego
University of Washington, Seattle.

Jun Yi
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Washington, Seattle

Kai Syuen
University of Pennsylvania
University of Chicago (waitlisted)
Haverford College (waitlisted)

Kaness Kalaichelvan
Boston University
Illinois Institute of Technology
University of Washington, Seattle

Kavitalakshmi Chandran
University of Washington Seattle

Kwang Liang
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Yale University

Melwyn Pak Yong Ho
Brown University
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Washington, Seattle

Ming Jin
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Mohammad Hana Che Mohammad Ismal
Pennsylvania State University
Temple University
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Drake University

Mohd Shafiq Fayyadh
Penn State University
Purdue University
Temple University
University of Iowa

Muhammad Haikal
Purdue University
Temple University
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Muhammad Zuhair
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Noorizuan Shah
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

Pratik Raghu
Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah

Phui Yi Kong
Bowdoin College
Connecticut College
Ithaca College
Bryn Mawr College (Waitlisted)

Rachel Law
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
University of Southern California
University of Virginia

Reza Abedi
University of California, Berkeley
University of Pennsylvania
Carnegie Mellon University (Waitlisted)

Ruby Chan
University of Washington, Seattle

Serene Chua
Colby-Sawyer College

Shenn Chong
University of California, Berkeley

Stephanie Lock
Northeastern University

Sue Ann
Barnard College
Boston University
Fordham University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of Washington, Seattle
Columbia University (Waitlisted)

Wan Mohammad Dzarif bin Wan Zulkiflee

Emory University
Georgetown University
University of Washington, Seattle

Wei Zhong
University of California, Riverside

Yi Ying
University of Tennessee

Zi Jing
Brandeis University
Cornell University

If you were at the workshop and have gotten admission to US Universities, do contact us at usapps2011[at]gmail[dot]com

Do read the testimonial sharings by some of these admitted students!

48 thoughts on “U.S. Apps 2010

  1. Hey,i’ve been to the workshop too…and would like to thank them for the great insight on US apps…here’s my results:

    accepted-UCLA

    waitlisted-Washington St.Louis, Johns Hopkins University

  2. Hi there, I am the current President of the Malaysian Students Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    If you have any question about the university or any concerns regarding the Malaysian community here, feel free to shoot us an email or emails (yeah we don’t mind reading through all your enthusiastic questions =) ). Also, check out our website HERE

    To everyone, congratulations. No matter where you choose to study, you will definitely gain a lot of experience. Good luck in your future! and Welcome to the college life!

    -Ammar Faris
    Computer Engineering, Class of 2012
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    p/s: Thanks Chen Chow for all your effort

  3. Ammar Faris,

    Credits to the Class of 2014 people who do this. Jason Leong, Noel Wan and several others in their team are working on this! I have retired lar. 🙂

    Thanks for reaching out to the students! Appreciate it!

    • Oh I got the link from your gtalk… i’m sure that you will ‘never retire’ ..haha…so you also deserve the credit…

      Importantly, thank you so much Class of 2014: Jason Leong, Noel Wan and the geng for helping out with this… Bravo! Where are you guys studying at?

  4. Hi everyone (and especially Ammar),

    I would like to connect with prospective Carnegie Mellon students. If you have any questions about Carnegie Mellon or anything in general, feel free to send me an email at ychong@andrew.cmu.edu.

    Also, thanks Chen Chow and (from above comments) Jason Leong and Noel Wan for putting this up. Great job!

    Sincerely,
    Yi Xiang
    Class of 2012
    Carneige Mellon University

    • Hi Loraine, you are right. Most of the students on the admit list are government scholars. We have been trying to make it a point to promote liberal arts colleges to Malaysians since the inception of the U.S. Apps workshops but we are still seeing very few Malaysians applying/getting admitted by LACs. This is driven by a few factors:

      1) Government scholars are not allowed to go to a liberal arts college, therefore they normally don’t apply.
      2) LACs are equally hard to get in compared to most top US colleges, and even harder especially if the students are applying for financial aid. Hence, very often we see cases where the students who try to apply to LACs are rejected presumably due to financial related issues.

      If you have any suggestions as to how we can improve Malaysian’s application and admit rate to LACs, we would gladly hear from you at usapps2011[at]gmail[dot]com.

      Best,
      WunMin

      P/s: I personally go to MIT, but I applied to a dozen of LACs as well and were lucky enough to receive offers from two, so I know how hard it is.

  5. Ammar Faris and Yi Xiang,
    Thank you and it is great seeing you guys reach out to those who got into your respective schools.
    I go to UPenn and Noel goes to Columbia. Credits to Yik Lun (Stanford 14’) and Ching Yee (UC Berkeley 14’) as well and Wun Min for initiating it!

  6. Hi all,

    I am studying in UCLA currently.

    If you have any questions regarding the life in UCLA or Los Angeles or anything, just post them on our facebook page (Malaysian Students Association at UCLA) or add us as friends. We will try to answer them as best as we could.

    Congratz and all the best to your college life.

    Kai Sheng Teh

  7. Hello, Alice here. I went to the workshop last year and I thought it was great. So many advice and tips on how to market yourself as a student for usa applications. Most importantly it gave me hope and courage to dream big 🙂 thanks so much.

    I got accepted into :
    Harvard University
    Middlebury College
    University of Miami
    Wesleyan University (finalist for freeman scholarship)

    Waitlisted by :
    Georgetown Uni
    Chicago Uni
    Vassar College
    Sarah Lawrence College
    Cornell
    Macalester college

    haha. i know a lot. I did apply to so many universities 🙂

  8. I got accepted into Boston University, Illinois Institute of Technology and University of Washington ^^

  9. Chen Chow!
    I emailed you but you didn’t reply me 😦 Haha glad i ran into this site. It’s great the workshop’s back once again! it was amaazinggg. Have been publicizing to my juniors already (:

    I got into Berkeley, Barnard, UC Davis, Boston U, Washington Seattle, and Fordham.
    And waitlisted by Columbia.

    Hope to get some advice about the waitlisting. See you all soon!

  10. Hello! I haven’t been to the workshop last year (because I couldn’t make it) but I have heard about this site from a friend of mine. Just want to know if any of you here knows any Malaysian currently studying in Bates College? Thanks!

  11. Hey Wun Min!
    Yes Yes! Definitely!
    I got accepted into Bates, so I would like to know how many Malaysians are there.

  12. Hey all! I attended the workshop last year. And I must thank all of you for the workshop!

    Accepted: University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Uni of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Uni of Wisconsin-Madison and Drake University

    Though I was rejected by NYU, but I’m still glad I got UMich! Will definitely go to UMich 🙂

    Thanks again!

  13. Hi editor, I think you accidentally crossed out Jiunn Wen’s name. Jiunn Wen got admitted to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and University of Washington, Seattle but not Jian Cheng. Thanks.

    • Yeah. I only get accepted by 2 universities. I think the other two universities belongs to Jiunn Wen. Thanks for that, LCD.

  14. Hi editor, I would like to notify that Erin Chuah’s name was crossed out just like what happened in Jiunn Wen’s case. Credits to Jian Cheng for noticing this. =)

  15. Hello! I attended the workshop last year that held in Taylor Lakeside Campus and I would like to thank all of you who helped me throughout my application process!! I got accepted into University of Virginia, University of Michigan Ann Arbor and University of Southern California!!

    Thank you very much!!

  16. Hi … I’m from Taylor’s College. I attended the past 2 workshops … I’ve been accepted into UCLA n Ilinois-Urbana-Champaign 🙂

    • There are a number of people above who got accepted to Cornell – Ai Hui, Aishwariya, Darren, Jian Cheng, Zi Jing. There are at least another 2 more (who are not from the workshop) who got in.

      Are you one of the admits as well? Or you plan to apply?

      • Hi,

        My son, a Malaysian who’s graduating from a high school in U.S., applied and got into Cornell.

        From our vantage point in the U.S., we can see that you are doing a first class job in helping Malaysians get into the top schools here. It has been a brutal year in terms of successful admissions into the highly competitive colleges.

        I can say that you are doing a better job than many college consultants in the U.S. Both Cornell and Malaysia should be very proud of the terrific work you do. Kudos to you!

      • Keen,

        Thanks for your kind words. We are just doing our little part to share what we know to fellow Malaysians. It is the kind of words from people like you that continue to spur us on to do this.

        Congrats to your son for getting admission from Cornell!

        If you have any question on Cornell, do let us know! Would be happy to share on it.

    • I believe there are, although I can’t remember exactly which of them is going to which college. However, don’t think any of them would be flying all the way to Ithaca to attend Cornell Day.

      It would be fun experience at Cornell Day!

  17. Chen Chow,

    You are right! Cornell day was fun. Cornell is gorgeous as Ithaca is gorges. Do you remember which meal plan you signed up for and which residential hall you stayed in during your freshman year?

    You may give my email add. to parents/students who are going to Cornell. Just let me know so it does not go into my junk.

    Also, let me know when your next workshop is. Would love to attend if it coincides with our balik kampung pilgrimage.

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