How writing is used in the college admissions process
Many colleges require some writing when students apply, and that’s true for over half of our colleges. And while the student should take care to polish that essay or personal statement, it’s the substance of the piece that is most critical. Student reflection — authenticity — helps admissions people understand what motivates the student and what makes him unique, beyond test scores and lists of activities. Read what a college counselor and a college admission officer had to say.