Archbishop Mitty High School | College Application Essay Tips

College admissions essays definitely do not need to be so fraught or serious. The (fairly elite) college I went to accepted me with an essay about the hardships of finding a prom date when you attend an all-girls’ high school and are a huge dork. Another student in my year–allegedly–wrote his essay on a sneaker. I worked high school admissions for a few years and I can tell you it can be super boring looking over the same cookie cutter applications. A little humor–as long as it’s well written–can go a long long way.

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College Application Essay - Maranatha High School

Anyone who is applying to a college or high school that requires essay writing can benefit from essay support. Many students like to use their sessions to organize the application process. We help them make excel spreadsheets for tracking to-do lists, timelines, essays needed, etc. We also help students practice for on-site interviews and essay writing experiences, which are increasingly common for many NYC Public High School applications.

The College Application Essay | San Mateo High School

Recently, I saw a private coach inside a Starbucks using a thesaurus to help a high school senior make a college application essay sound "more mature." Another counselor encouraged one of my students to write about a troubling failure without focusing on the lessons learned. This season, yet another of my students couldn't explain to me what different sections of her story meant because her tutor, a screenwriter, had added examples into her essay that were unfamiliar to her.

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Popular Application Essay Topics | Apply | The Princeton Review

Everything you’ve done throughout high school has helped you prepare an application that best demonstrates your strengths, interests, and goals. But there’s one part of the application that lends itself to a more personal, expressive approach—the essays. Each essay is an opportunity to share more about yourself, beyond just test scores, GPA, and extracurricular activities.

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Are you a high school junior? Your college application is probably your first experience writing a personal statement. From purpose to audience, here’s a quick run-down of how are different than the essays you write for English class.

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This can be an important factor in some situations, sometimes a "driving factor", since a college may be more likely to say yes to a student likely to matriculate. Accordingly, it has been advised to become knowledgeable about schools being applied to, and "tailor each application accordingly." College visits (including overnight ones), interviews, attending College Fair days, comments in the essay, contacting college faculty members, answering and opening emails, place position of the college on the FAFSA form or its , and other indications of interest can be a factor for many colleges concerned about their —the percent of students who accept an offer of enrollment. According to Andover's college counseling director Sean Logan, it is important to have numerous contact points with colleges to show demonstrated interest: visiting, phone contact, emailing, visits to websites (including number of clicks as well as length of time on the website), whether a college visit included a tour and interview, and whether a college-recommended off-campus personal interview was done. Schools such as and have been credited as "popularizing the yield game" by refusing well-qualified students who failed to show much real interest in attending, as a way to boost their yield scores. One top high school student was waitlisted at a "likely" college for showing lack of interest: