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November 20, 2018

Many students believe that revealing the deepest tragedies of their lives in their college essays will gain them admission.  But the most important goal in writing a college essay is to stand out--to come across as unique.  We hate to sound harsh but, harrowing as they are to experience, death, divorce, substance abuse, self-harm, serious illness, financial instability, and other traumas are not unusual; they happen to lots of...

November 19, 2018

At the end of the Common App, the UC application, and others, there’s an opportunity to add some additional information about yourself.  Here’s the Common App prompt:
 
“Please provide an answer below if you wish to provide details of circumstances or qualifications not reflected in the application. You may enter up to 650 words.”
 
While this is not a required part of the application, you may be wondering if you should add so...

November 19, 2018

We've only just packed away our bikinis and yet it’s time to start thinking about summer 2019.  While summer is a great time for all students to expand their academic interests or deepen their involvement in extracurricular activities, it’s particularly beneficial for those crossing the bridge from junior to senior year.  Since many great programs have very early deadlines, it’s a good time to begin looking into what’s availab...

November 19, 2018

The most common supplemental essay topic is some version of “why us?” The “why us?” question may be worded slightly differently by different schools. Here are some examples: “Why is our college a good fit for you?” “Why did you decide to apply to our college?” “Why are you a great candidate for our college?”

Students often struggle with the “why us?” question because what comes to mind first are things the admissions officers a...

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