College Admission Essays: Why Are They Important?
Updated: Nov 18, 2020
Making it to your senior year is a bitter sweet moment for a high schooler: excited to finally be at the “top” in high school but super anxious about the next phase in life – college! If this sounds like you (or your child), keep reading because we have the secret to help you ease that college-induced anxiety.
Trust us, college is going to be the most amazing time of your life.
But before you get to the college of your choice, you will have to go through a competitive application process.
In fact, you might have noticed that every college application asks for you to write a unique college personal statement essay. If you think that you can ace writing that personal statement essay in one go, think again!
Unlike regular school essays, college essays require a lot of deliberation and brainstorming. You must write an essay that captivates your personality and awesomeness in usually 650 words or less.
Now, you might be wondering what’s the big deal of making sure your college essay is unique.Keep reading to learn why admission counselors pay close attention to personal statement essays!
What admission counselors want to see from your essay:
· Your Uniqueness–Nowadays, mostly every high school senior applying to college is a stellar student and/or a star athlete. Thus, having a high GPA and/or lots of extracurricular activities is not enough to get you noticed and remembered by college admission counselors. Therefore, you must add your personality to your essay; this will give you the perfect opportunity to show admission counselors that you are more than just a GPA, you are one-of-a-kind!
· Your Impact– Your advertisement of yourself (aka your personal statement) will help admission officers gauge the potential impact you will have on their campus. Admission counselors want students who are interested in actively participating in college activities and utilizing all the resources their school has to offer.
· Your goals – You can use your college essay to showcase your interests and ambitions (short and long-term goals) and how you overcame any obstacles to reach this point in your life.
Given the importance of college essays, you must start working on yours immediately. Sounds like a lot of work? Yes, because it is, but lucky for you, The Art of Scholarships (TAS) is here to help!
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Our college prep consulting agency understands the pressure you (and your parents) are currently facing during college application season. We get it: all you want is to fast forward to the spring when you are opening up multiple college acceptance letters and scholarship notifications announcing that you are one of their scholarship recipients.
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