College Essay Guidance

college essays show the human side
Your college essays can help college admission officers see what you’ve accomplished as well as the struggles you’ve experienced. 

As colleges place less importance on test scores, they’ll look even more closely at students’ activities and college essays, as they try to really figure out who you are and how you’ll contribute to their campus community.

There are a lot of resources out there about college essays, but we’ve compiled our top tips and advice here.

Your college essays should really give readers a sense of how you will contribute to their specific campuses.  As you research colleges and dig into your college essays, think about the stories you’d like to tell from your life.  Think about your successes and failures, large and small, and the effort it took you to achieve or overcome them.  It’s ok to be vulnerable in your college essays.  Show them the human side of you.

We hope this helps!




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