College Applications Without Essays
So, one or more of your colleges don’t require an application essay. I bring this up because there is a larger trend of colleges that no longer require essay writing as part of their application process.
The SAT is going back to an “optional” Writing section, and many elite colleges, including Cornell, Columbia, and UPenn have already announced that they will no longer require applicants to complete the optional Writing section on standardized tests.
In this article, we’ll break down the supplemental essay and discuss why it shouldn’t be a major consideration in the creation of your college list.
As competition for acceptance to top colleges continues to rise, so too does the number of applications sent out by the average college applicant.
In the big picture, the essay requirements of a college should not be the determining factor in whether or not you apply.
The time that you’ll spend drafting, editing, and polishing your application essays pales in comparison to the amount of time you’ll ultimately spend in college.
Take care to get a handle on the factors you can control—getting good grades and high test scores, having excellent recommendations and a nice résumé—and the admission office will be more likely to have a good impression of who you are and why you should be accepted.
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