The Common Application does not go live until August 1, but students should begin working on their admissions essays now. If students are applying to colleges or universities accepting the Common Application the essays will remain the same as last year. Those questions include: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is … Continue reading How to start writing your college essay
Your college application essays play an extremely important role in the overall presentation of your application. The essays are one of the few places where you can truly show your voice and convince an admissions officer why you’d be a great fit for their college or university. Unfortunately, many students don’t take the appropriate amount … Continue reading Common mistakes to avoid in college essays
The college essay! What should you write about? More importantly, what should you not write about? Did you just break up with someone you were dating? Colleges don’t want to know about it. Are you a waiter who spit in a rude customer’s food? First, that’s gross. Second, there’s no need to tell colleges about … Continue reading What (not) to write about in your college essay
Step into the world of a graduate school admissions officer and what do you find? For starters, you’re tasked with reviewing hundreds of transcripts, GRE scores and a number of equally glowing resumes and letters of recommendation. These accolades, while important, are often diluted by their consistency year in and year out. For an admissions … Continue reading 5 keys to a compelling personal statement
In this presentation, Stephen Friedfeld, co-founder of AcceptU, provides guidance and insights on writing this year’s Common Application essay. To download the presentation, please click here.