Given the recent negative press about college admissions, its important to distinguish the good actors from the bad. At its core, The Admissions Angle helps students to represent the best versions of themselves and is committed to a fair and honest process. No shortcuts. Luckily, the admissions landscape is starting to reward student applicants that show authenticity and an awareness of privilege. It takes a village, right? And the best way to spread out the work and start off in the right direction is mentorship.
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As an inaugural post in this series, Martha C. Merrill, the dean of admission and financial aid of Connecticut College , and a graduate of the class of , encourages incoming high school seniors to begin contemplating their college essays this summer. Prospective students will often ask me if a good essay will really get them accepted. The truth is that while no essay will make an unqualified student acceptable, a good essay can help a qualified applicant stand out from the competition.
How to Conquer the Admissions Essay
One of the pleasures of editing The Choice occurs when readers lob in level-headed comments borne of experience. Though the entire comment stream on Mr. These include the commenter who wrote :.
Like I said, I'm inept. I don't tie my shoelaces. I don't understand seat belts.