The College Application Essay: Authenticity is the Key

A recent survey among New York colleges found:

Authenticity is more than twice as likely to fall within the top three criteria used by admissions professionals to evaluate college application essays as grammar and punctuation.

Authenticity is also more than three times as important as a student’s ability to relate impressive experiences or credentials.

Admissions officers place “fit for their undergraduate community” as a top criteria.

So what do these findings mean to you, as you begin preparing to write your college application essays? Not that a college bound individual should need any interpretation but simply put…

Be Yourself. Trust that it will be enough.

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