Personal essay for admission to college
I come from what is an increasingly normal background: my parents are divorced and I live with my mom and sisters and only occasionally see my dad since he now lives on the other side of the country, but I still feel very lucky to have a supportive, if spread out, family behind me. What makes me different from the rest of the crowd though is how I choose to fill my time away from school. Sometimes a task can seem monumental when you try to visualize the entire thing, but if you break it down into smaller goals suddenly it can become manageable.
Ultimately, the essays should convey to the admissions committee why Hopkins could be a good fit for you, and how you might contribute to the campus community. Posted by Carolyn Pippen on Wednesday, September 11, 2013While we still have a few more days until the official beginning of fall, around here it feels a lot like the season has already begun. The tips and sample essays below will still provide useful guidance and essay samples for the new Common Application, but be sure also to read the new article for the 201-17 Common Application: Tips for the 5 New Common Application Essay Prompts.The first step to writing a stellar personal essay on your college application is to understand your options.Below is a discussion of the six essay options from the Common Application.
Increasing applications from the U.S. and abroad mean that universities across the country are rewarded with an even more elite pool of candidates. Impeccable grades and test scores alone are no longer enough to set students apart from the crowd. As social media and technology begin to change the landscape of higher education, admissions officers are looking for new ways to get to know potential students. There is still no better way to introduce Posted by Carolyn Pippen on Wednesday, September 11, 2013While we still have a few more days until the official beginning of fall, around here it feels a lot like the season has already begun.